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air pollution
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Any substance or energy form (heat, light, noise, etc.) which alters the state of the air from what would naturally occur. Especially associated with those altered states whose physical, chemical, biological, psychological or aesthetic impacts have been decreed to be undesirable by human value judgments.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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Broader Term
pollution
Narrower Term
indoor air pollution
Related Term
aerobiology
air pollutants
air pollution control
air quality
air sampling
airshed
atmospheric chemistry
atmospheric deposition
Clean Air Act
clean energy
critical load
Earth atmosphere
environmental markets
flue gas
flue gas desulfurization
greenhouse gas emissions
greenhouse gases
heat island
nitrogen oxides
pollen rain
second hand smoke
smoke
time-weighted average
Spanish
contaminación aérea
Term Number
5843