Toxic illness is a general description that encompasses any illness that a person contracts from prolonged exposure to toxins or hazardous chemicals. Hazardous chemicals or toxins can enter the body either through inhalation or absorption by physical contact. Prolonged exposure can lead to a toxic illness.
Many illnesses are caused by prolonged exposure to toxic substances. Inhaled toxins can lead to respiratory illnesses and diseases including cardiopulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other diseases. Inhaled toxins can also lead to illnesses that cause brain and nerve damage. Toxins that are absorbed by the skin can enter the tissues and blood stream and cause cell damage. Absorbed toxins can lead to many different types of cancers (Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and other life-threatening illnesses.
Toxic substances may be found in any number of…