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pollution

 [pah-loo´shun]
defiling or making impure, especially contamination by noxious substances.

pol·lu·tion

(pŏ-lū'shŭn),
Rendering unclean or unsuitable by contact or mixture with an undesired contaminant.
[L. pollutio, fr. pol-luo, pp. -lutus, to defile]

pollution

(pə-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances.
2. Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants: Pollution in the air reduced the visibility near the airport.

pol·lu·tion

(pŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. That which pollutes (i.e., makes unclean, impure, or unsuitable by contact or mixture with an undesirable contaminant); a pollutant.
2. The condition of being polluted (i.e., contaminated).
[L. pollutio, fr. pol-luo, pp. -lutus, to defile]

pollution

the contamination of an environment by any substance or energy. Heavy metals, oil, sewage, noise, heat, radiation and pesticides are common pollutants which can affect the environment adversely.

pollution

defiling or making impure, especially contamination by noxious substances. See also environmental pollution.

anesthetic pollution
escape of inhalant anesthetic agents into the surgery environment has been linked to cases of spontaneous abortion, birth defects, cancer, liver disease, loss of cognitive and motor skills and drug dependence in operating room personnel. See also anesthetic scavenging.

Patient discussion about pollution

Q. where would i find list of all the "clean" cities and the rates of air pollution ...?

A. i don't know about a list of "good" cities, but i know a list of the worse cities for Asthmatic people!-
http://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20050215/americas-worst-asthma-cities

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