What does air pollution mean?

Definitions for air pollution

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air pollution(noun)

    pollution of the atmosphere

    "air pollution reduced the visibility"

Wiktionary

  1. air pollution(Noun)

    The contamination of the atmosphere by noxious gases and particulates.

Freebase

  1. Air pollution

    Air pollution is the introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulates, or biological materials that cause discomfort, disease, or death to humans, damage other living organisms such as food crops, or damage the natural environment or built environment. The atmosphere is a complex dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems. Indoor air pollution and urban air quality are listed as two of the World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems in the 2008 Blacksmith Institute World's Worst Polluted Places report.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Air Pollution

    The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of air pollution in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of air pollution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Creagh:

    Heathrow's proposals to tackle air pollution need to go much further much faster. Promises on future rail links and air pollution charges are 7-10 years away.

  2. Tong Weidong:

    Amendments to this air pollution law have strengthened pollution treatment from the source - from sources such as industrial policy, energy consumption and automobile pollution.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

  4. Michael Jerrett:

    Air pollution is an involuntary risk factor, we all breathe the air, and this should create a stronger incentive for government to take action to reduce emissions that lead to air pollution.

  5. Angela Pratt:

    Air pollution is now a recognized carcinogen, so there's no question that the hazardous levels of air pollution we're seeing in many parts of China are contributing to the increasing rates in particular of lung cancer.

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