Pollutant

Science / Weather / Pollutant: Particles, gases, or liquid aerosols in the atmosphere which have an undesirable effect on humans or their surroundings. Something unfavorable to health and life that has been added to the environment.

Bioaccumulation

Business / Agriculture / Bioaccumulation: The absorption and concentration of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and certain pesticides in plants and animals. Toxicity can be expressed in several ways: lead that is ingested by calves can bioaccum MORE

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Business / Real Estate / Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Enacted by Congress in 1972, this federal law administered by the EPA regulates the release of pollutants into navigable waters. MORE

Smog

Science / Biology / Smog: A local alteration in the atmosphere caused by human activity; mainly an urban problem that is often due to pollutants produced by fuel combustion. MORE

Bronchitis

Science / Biology / Bronchitis: A respiratory disorder characterized by excess mucus production and swelling of the bronchioles; caused by long-term exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke and air pollutants. MORE

Dioxin

Business / Agriculture / Dioxin: Any of a group of toxic chlorinated compounds known chemically as dibenzo-p-dioxins (or the most toxic of these compounds, 2,3,7,8 tetrachloro dibenzo-p-dioxin). They are produced inadvertently as a b MORE

Air Quality Standards

Business / Real Estate / Air Quality Standards: The level of selected pollutants set by law that may not be exceeded in outside air. Used to determine the amount of pollutants that may be emitted by industry MORE

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