Examples of contaminant in a Sentence
a filter to remove contaminants from the drinking water
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There is also the matter of food safety—avoiding foods with contaminants, whether solvents or bacteria.
Mounting evidence suggests that intersex in fish may be the result of exposure to contaminants that encompass a wide range of natural and synthetic chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and personal care products.
Both contained levels of lead and other contaminants, like arsenic, higher than an acceptable range and both were places where children had played for decades.
There’s an exposure to contaminants and a lack of access to clean water and food.
So the purported dinosaur protein might be a contaminant from modern samples, Buckley says.
The threats to human health and wildlife posed by rising waters inundating Superfund sites varies widely depending on the specific contaminants and concentrations involved.
The Division of Public Health has collaborated with UNC to study the average concentrations of contaminants including arsenic.
The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human health.
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First Known Use of contaminant
Synonymsadulterant, impurity, contamination, defilement, pollutant
Related Wordsblot, blotch, spot, stain, taint; dirt, filth, grime, muck, scum, sludge, smut, soil; blemish, defect, disfigurement, fault, flaw; abnormality, imperfection, irregularity
Near Antonymsclarifier, filter, purifier, refiner; cleanliness, immaculateness, purity
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