Pollution

Business / Real Estate / Pollution: Any substances in water, soil, or air that degrades the natural quality of the environment, offends the senses of sight, taste or smell, or causes a health hazard. The usefulness of the natural resource is usually impaired by the presence of pollutants and contamination.

Other Words for Pollution

Pollution Verb Synonyms: contamination, adulteration, corruption, polluting, fouling, befouling, soiling, spoiling, tainting, staining, dirtying, sullying, blighting, poisoning, vitiation
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Pollution Prevention

Business / Real Estate / Pollution Prevention: Actively identifying equipment, processes, and activities which generate excessive wastes or use toxic chemicals and then making substitutions, alterations, or product improvements. Conserving energy MORE

Non-Point Source Pollution

Science / Geology / Non-Point Source Pollution: Pollution that does not originate at a single location. In an urban area runoff water can be polluted as it flows to a stream by gasoline, antifreeze, road salt or other contaminants. In rural areas r MORE

Agricultural Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Pollution: Wastes, emissions, and discharges arising from farming activities. Causes include runoff and leaching of pesticides and fertilizers: pesticide drift and volatilization: erosion and dust from cultivati MORE

Point Source Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Point Source Pollution: Pollutants that are discharged or emitted from discrete 'point' sources, such as pipes and smokestacks. Both the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act focus control requirements on point sources and b MORE

Nutrient Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Nutrient Pollution: Contamination by excessive inputs of nutrient: a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algal growth. Sources of nutrie MORE

Nonpoint Source Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Nonpoint Source Pollution: Pollutants that are not discharged or emitted from a specific 'point' source, such as a pipe or smokestack. Nonpoint water pollutants are often carried from dispersed, diverse sources into water chann MORE

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