Difference between revisions of "Pollutant"

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{{Definition|title=pollutant|definition=A contaminant that in a certain concentration or amount will adversely alter the physical, chemical, or biological properties of the environment. It includes pathogens, heavy metals, carcinogens, oxygen-demanding materials, and all other harmful substances and waste products.<ref>[http://www.coastalpractice.net/glossary/index.htm CoPraNet glossary]</ref>}}
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{{Definition|title=pollutant|definition=A contaminant that in a certain concentration or amount will adversely alter the physical, chemical, or biological properties of the environment. It includes pathogens, heavy metals, carcinogens, oxygen-demanding materials, and all other harmful substances and waste products.}}
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:19, 1 August 2020

Definition of pollutant:
A contaminant that in a certain concentration or amount will adversely alter the physical, chemical, or biological properties of the environment. It includes pathogens, heavy metals, carcinogens, oxygen-demanding materials, and all other harmful substances and waste products.
This is the common definition for pollutant, other definitions can be discussed in the article