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synonyms for pollution

  • abuse
  • corruption
  • deterioration
  • infection
  • adulteration
  • blight
  • decomposition
  • defilement
  • desecration
  • dirtying
  • foulness
  • impairment
  • impurity
  • misuse
  • profanation
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • uncleanness
  • vitiation
  • fouling
  • greenhouse effect
  • polluting
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antonyms for pollution

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  • sterility
  • cleanliness
  • purification
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How to use pollution in a sentence

Reductions in air pollution therefore trigger potential for growth in economic activity through decreased absenteeism and increased worker productivity.
CAN EMISSIONS CUTS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH COEXIST? EUROPE IS CERTAIN THEY CANDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
Research has long supported an association between asthma and exposure to air pollution.
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS DISPROPORTIONATE RATE OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN POLLUTED AREASBY LYLLA YOUNES, PROPUBLICA, AND SARA SNEATHSEPTEMBER 11, 2020PROPUBLICA
That ability may imply that the moth can find food and pollinate plants, including crucial crops, despite some air pollution, researchers report September 2 in the Journal of Chemical Ecology.
THIS MOTH MAY OUTSMART SMOG BY LEARNING TO LIKE POLLUTION-ALTERED AROMASCARMEN DRAHLSEPTEMBER 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It’s a good thing, because ridesharing actually causes more pollution than driving one’s own car.
UBER WANTS TO GO ALL-ELECTRIC BY 2030. IT WON’T BE EASYVANESSA BATES RAMIREZSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Cars still add a lot of pollution, and are a dominant source of ozone.
CITY PAVEMENT IS A BIG SOURCE OF AIR POLLUTIONULA CHROBAKSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Instead of thousands of stars in the heavens, artificial light pollution means that in today’s cities we see only a few dozen.
AN ANCIENT SITE WITH HUMAN SKULLS ON DISPLAY - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEJO MARCHANTSEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
Although air pollution and oil shortages sparked interest in electric cars, the vehicles also curb greenhouse gas emissions.
50 YEARS AGO, SCIENTISTS WERE TRYING TO DEVELOP A LOW-EMISSION CARERIN GARCIA DE JESUSSEPTEMBER 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Regulations implemented by both federal and state EPAs have stopped the sources of pollution and have drawn state, federal, and local funding and participants.
51 YEARS LATER, THE CUYAHOGA RIVER BURNS AGAINWES SILERAUGUST 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Air quality across in Northern California continues to be an issue with some areas near Santa Cruz and San Jose reporting some of the world’s worst pollution levels on Friday.
PHOTOS OF CALIFORNIA’S FIRES REVEAL MASSIVE DESTRUCTION ACROSS THE STATEDANIELLE ABRILAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
The whole valley is considered sacred, and hence strongly guarded against the pollution of any heretical evangelical influences.
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WORDS RELATED TO POLLUTION

  • crime
  • damage
  • defilement
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impairment
  • injury
  • malevolence
  • maltreatment
  • manhandling
  • misdeed
  • offense
  • pollution
  • violation
  • wrongdoing
  • debasement
  • decay
  • defilement
  • distortion
  • falsification
  • foulness
  • infection
  • noxiousness
  • pollution
  • putrefaction
  • putrescence
  • rot
  • rottenness
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