pollution


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undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities

the state of being polluted

the act of contaminating or polluting

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But in releasing a study last week on the effects of air pollution from freeways, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Professor W.
Beyond their cooling action, thick clouds of high-altitude pollution tend to stifle precipitation.
As this is a pollution incident, it is not covered by any general liability and or umbrella policy held by the new or prior owner.
held that a total pollution exclusion in a general liability policy did not apply to welding fumes, even though the exclusion defined the term "pollutant" to include "fumes.
However, many of the examples provided in the book tend to reinforce the notion that it is in the developing world where the pollution problem lies, and hence the solution, although the contribution to pollution by developed societies and their higher level of consumerism and waste-generation is repeatedly discussed.
China's air pollution travels as well: On some days, almost 25 percent of the smoke, soot, and other pollutants clotting the skies above Los Angeles can be traced to China, according to the U.
Not only is the tragic toll of fine particle pollution well-documented, it's also no secret what the biggest stationary sources of the deadly emissions are: coal-fired power plants.
Fumes from factory smokestacks could not escape, and the haze of pollution became so dense that visibility was limited and doctors advised the infirm to get out of the valley.
This rise of water pollution united farmers, health officials, and reformers who all sought to control this pollution, and they looked to the state for help.
In some areas, car and wood smoke pollution can be of the same order of magnitude," he says.
The American Lung Association reports that children are 40 percent more likely to suffer asthma attacks on high pollution days rather than days where pollution is limited or meets acceptable pollution standards.
Several communities, including Wenatchee, Washington, and Boise, Idaho, experienced smoke pollution well over Air Quality Standards adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health.
In 1990, Congress passed the Pollution Prevention Act, which lays out a hierarchy of approaches for firms as they address pollution problems.
Auditing your pollution control system can help reduce cost and liability while meeting federal requirements.