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noun as in contaminant

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These pollutants can come from industrial facilities as well as from power plants and vehicles.

While researchers are not sure how this happens, they believe air pollutants could prevent the body’s immune system from being able to tell the difference between a harmless allergen and a dangerous particle, like a virus.

A new study published yesterday in Science Advances finds that asphalt pavement and roofing give off lots of gases that go on to form air pollutants.

To be clear, this finding applied to just one type of pollutant.

In summertime, asphalt in cities might contribute more to pollutants called secondary organic aerosols than cars and trucks.

Acid rock drainage is the single biggest pollutant associated with copper mining.

A fresh start to climate diplomacy would emphasize that carbon dioxide is not the only warming pollutant.

Although it's now regarded as a poisonous pollutant, you can, however, trade it.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pollutant, such as: poison, pollution, toxic waste, toxin, and hazardous waste.

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