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_________ from leachate can lead to coma in humans in case of acute exposure.

(a) Lead

(b) Benzene

(c) Phenol

(d) Cadmium

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My question is based upon Groundwater Contamination in section Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Right option is (c) Phenol

Best explanation: Phenol or cresols from leachate can lead to coma, burning pain in the mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, and shock in humans in case of acute exposure.

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