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pol·lu·tant

(pŏ-lū'tănt),
An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.

pollutant

[pəlo̅o̅′tənt]
Etymology: L, polluere, to defoul
an unwanted substance that occurs in the environment, usually with health-threatening effects. Pollutants may exist in the atmosphere as gases or fine particles that may be irritating to the lungs, eyes, and skin; in drinking water as dissolved or suspended substances; and in foods or beverages as carcinogens or mutagens.

pol·lu·tant

(pŏ-lū'tănt)
An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.
See also: pollution

Patient discussion about pollutant

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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