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    Smoke is seen from an oil refinery explosion in Superior, Wisconsin. Video credit: Gary Candy Cooke

    Media: Fox10Phoenix

    Those particles carry cancer-causing benzene and other contaminants that can lodge deep in the lungs when inhaled. From there, they can pass directly into a person's bloodstream, said Neil Carman, a former refinery inspector for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, now with the Sierra Club.

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