environmental poisons

environmental poisons (en·vīˈ·rn·menˑ·tl poiˑ·znz),

n disease-causing toxins in water, air, and food.
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Environmental poisons can affect several body systems.
He even tried to detract from environmental poisons by saying that "smoking alone causes far more deaths--more than 168,000 every year.
Over time, the improper disposal of televisions and other electronic devices will lead to environmental poisons leaking into our soil.
The primary focus is upon those environmental poisons and other factors that have so substantially contributed to the growing numbers of cancer cases appearing in America and around the world.
Ecotoxicologist Shannon Bard of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says the discovery of hours-long efflux inhibition suggests that brief exposure to musks and similar contaminants could usher in a period in which organisms are unusually susceptible to environmental poisons.
Historically, mosquitoes have been blamed for plagues and viruses that were essentially caused by man-made environmental poisons.
Dioxin, a bleaching byproduct, is one of the most toxic environmental poisons, and wastewater containing it is discharged into rivers and streams by paper mills, creating what many residents describe as "cancer alleys" (see "The Dead Pigeon River," Currents, May/June 1997).
The research team, led by Professor Wang, has experimented on small mice model to screen anti-cancer components in food as well as finding possible carcinogens caused by environmental poisons, since 2003.
Dioxin, as Hartford came to learn, is one of the world's most dangerous environmental poisons, an unintentional waste by-product of commercial chlorine industrial processes that include the chlorine bleaching of paper, manufacture of plastics and municipal waste incineration.

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