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pollution

 [pah-loo´shun]
defiling or making impure, especially contamination by noxious substances.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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It pointed out that the meeting has been convened in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court regarding environmental pollution in coastal areas due to discharge of industrial waste into the sea.
Mohammad Yousaf Badani Chairman committee in his address said that environmental pollution in Islamabad was increasing day by day and laws pertaining to environmental protection were being violated and added that climate variations should be included in educational syllabus.
The court directed all four provinces and the federal government to legislate and resolve all issues of environmental pollution.
He stressed that in order to control environmental pollution everyone must play a role in keeping their surroundings clean.
He said apart from international analysis and reports on environmental pollution, the Holy Quran also commanded humans to plant trees by declaring greenery and soil fertility as symbols of prosperity and health and Allah Almighty included it among His blessings.
According to Behrens, the cause of death of 4,500 people annually in Kyrgyzstan is associated with environmental pollution.
CONCERNED with the increasing environmental health hazards, the Federal Government has said it is developing mathematical modelling approaches to curb environmental pollution.
'A crackdown has been launched against those causing air and environmental pollution,' he added.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Oct 11 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that the national capital is facing severe environmental pollution issues and the delay caused by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government in finalising the State Action Plan on Climate Change is further enhancing the problem.
Islamabad -- The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change has sought the complete report of encroachments of Federal Capital and termed that Capital Development Authority (CDA) is responsible of massive encroachments and environmental pollution in Islamabad.
QUETTA: A campaign was arranged in Hanna Jeal by environmental department through the directives of Chief Sectary Balochistan, Dr Nazeer Akhtar, keeping in view the international campaign against environmental pollution with the name ofBeat Plastic Pollution.

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