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synonyms for contaminant

  • contamination
  • impurity
  • poison
  • pollutant
  • toxin
  • adulterant
  • foreign matter
See also synonyms for: contaminants
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Don’t pull the mask down over your chin or leave it hanging by only one of the ear loops—this may expose the inside of your mask to contaminants that will end up right next to your nose and mouth when you put the mask on again.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T EVER WEAR YOUR MASK AROUND YOUR NECKERIN FENNESSYFEBRUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A porous filter onboard ensures that odors and particulate contaminants are removed from your water before being distributed, which further aids the health benefits of this unit.
THE BEST, MOST PRACTICAL VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR ANY KIND OF PARTNERPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
“We acknowledge that there is more work to be done,” the FDA said in a statement, “but the FDA reiterates its strong commitment to continue to reduce consumer exposure to toxic elements and other contaminants from food.”
NEW REPORT FINDS TOXIC HEAVY METALS IN POPULAR BABY FOODS. FDA FAILED TO WARN CONSUMERS OF RISK.LAURA REILEYFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The major plus of an evaporative humidifier is the function of the filter, which keeps mineral scale and other contaminants from being diffused and distributed into your air.
THE BEST HUMIDIFIER: FIGHT DRY AIR (AND A DRY NOSE) ALL WINTER LONGPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
That helps prevent contaminants from getting in even if someone’s long hair, for example, gets caught in the area where it seals against the neck.
THOSE ‘GAS MASKS’ AT THE CAPITOL WERE ACTUALLY ESCAPE HOODSROB VERGERJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Unlined coal ash ponds frequently leak contaminants into groundwater, according to a pair of analyses of industry-reported data conducted by advocacy groups Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice.
A POWER COMPANY’S QUIET LAND-BUYING SPREE COULD SHIELD IT FROM COAL ASH CLEANUP COSTSBY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSNOVEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
Other contaminants may be present in commercial animal food streams and wild game in your area, so do your homework before you include anything in your personal food chain.
BONE BROTH WILL SUSTAIN YOU AT HOME AND IN THE WILD. HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT.BY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEOCTOBER 5, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Except in some ways it’s even better, because what you don’t get is mercury, microplastics, and the other contaminants that farmed fish are becoming rife with.
THIS STARTUP IS GROWING SUSHI-GRADE SALMON FROM CELLS IN A LABVANESSA BATES RAMIREZSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Though there are certainly non-coronavirus-related reasons to wear a mask, including pollution and other environmental contaminants.
LG IS RELEASING A ‘WEARABLE AIR PURIFIER’BRIAN HEATERAUGUST 27, 2020TECHCRUNCH
This rating reflects how well a purifier removes contaminants, though understanding the number is difficult.
CAN AN AIR PURIFIER HELP PROTECT YOU FROM COVID-19?DZANEMORRISAUGUST 22, 2020FORTUNE
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