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AIR POLLUTION

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French Equivalent: Pollution atmosphérique

Definition:
Air pollution is the presence of contaminant or pollutant substances in the air that do not disperse properly and that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Air pollutants

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001