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P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The presence in the environment of one or more contaminants, nuisances, and the like in sufficient quantities and of such characteristics and duration as to be injurious or irritating to human, plant, or animal life, to health, or to property, or to unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or property.
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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contaminants in environment
environmental contaminants
environmental contamination
environmental pollution
USE FOR And Type
heavy metal pollution
Broader Term
environmental degradation
Narrower Term
agricultural pollution
air pollution
noise pollution
nonpoint source pollution
point source pollution
pollution load
radioactive pollution
sediment contamination
smog pollution
soil pollution
water pollution
Related Term
clean fuels
environmental hazards
forest health
indicator species
microbial bioremediation
permissible exposure limit
pesticide persistence
pollution control
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