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An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.
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An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.
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Although oven cleaner is a readily available consumer product, that doesn't mean it isn't a pollutant. Most oven cleaner containers have warnings to avoid contact with skin or eyes, avoid breathing the fumes for any length of time, and otherwise indicate that it's toxic.
AQ model estimates were obtained by combining localand regional-scale model results (based on CS measurements) to account for all major atmospheric processes, including local contributions (driven by local-scale variation in pollutant emissions and meteorology) and regional contributions (background levels associated with large-scale synoptic patterns).
Thus selected high-pollution days in the period 2007-2013 on the basis of two co pollutants and PM10.
Both were fed a high-fat, high-sucrose enriched diet, with one group receiving a cocktail of pollutants added to its diet at a very low dosage.
The Results: On the days with high ambient levels of all these pollutants, except ozone, there were more cases of bronchiolitis.
He further pointed out that high purchase prices have cost Iran a lack of necessary tools and equipment to measure the level of certain pollutants.
Emissions of around two-thirds of the 50 industrial air and water pollutants have dropped, particularly nitrogen pollutants released into water bodies (-14.5%), different types of phosphorous (-12%) and emissions of dioxins/furans into the atmosphere (-22.5%).
The studies are establishing that aquatic animals exposed to pollutants miss chemical cues that have life-and-death consequences, says ecotoxicologist Gregory C.
The European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER) is a register of the emissions produced by large and medium-sized industrial facilities in all EU member states.
In the 2000 campaign, Bush effectively signed on to the potential deal, pledging both to revamp new source review and to support market-based legislation to cap power plant emissions of four smokestack pollutants, including carbon dioxide.
According to Environment Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory, which monitors air pollutant emissions across Canada, their numbers indicate that the company has reduced its hydrogen sulphide emissions from 187.43 tonnes in 1999 to 94.48 tonnes in 2000.