Air Pollutant

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Definition: Air Pollutant


Air Pollutant


Full Definition of Air Pollutant


Any substance in air that could, in high enough concentration, harm animals, humans, vegetation, and/or materials. Such pollutants may be present as solid particles, liquid droplets, or gases. Air pollutants fall into two main groups: (1) those emitted from identifiable sources and, (2) those formed in the air by interaction between other pollutants. Over one hundred air pollutants have been identified, which include halogen compounds, nitrogen compounds, oxygen compounds, radioactive compounds, sulphur (sulfur) compounds, and volatile organic chemicals (VOC).


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Air Pollutant are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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