Meaning of POLLUTION in English

POLLUTION

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ air , atmospheric , environmental , marine , river , water

▪ agricultural , chemical , industrial , toxic

▪ lead , mercury , oil , ozone , smoke , traffic , etc.

▪ light , noise

▪ airborne

VERB + POLLUTION

▪ cause

▪ create , emit , generate , produce

They emit 90% less ~ than standard models.

▪ avoid , eliminate , prevent

▪ combat , control , fight , tackle ( esp. BrE )

a convention on combating atmospheric ~

The government has announced plans to tackle light ~.

▪ cut , limit , minimize , reduce

The summit ended with a joint pledge to limit ~.

▪ monitor

POLLUTION + NOUN

▪ level

▪ abatement , control , prevention , reduction

▪ limits

▪ standards

a tightening of water ~ standards

▪ incident ( esp. BrE ), issue , problem

▪ laws , legislation , regulations

▪ offence ( BrE )

▪ sources

The computer model assesses the likely impact of new ~ sources.

▪ credits ( AmE )

a new market in ~ credits

PHRASES

▪ the cost of ~

the cost of air ~ in health and other terms

▪ the effects of ~

Many athletes feel the effects of air ~ during outdoor exercise.

▪ a risk of ~

Environmentalists say there is a high risk of ~ from the landfill site.

▪ a source of ~

Heavy traffic flow is a major source of noise ~ in urban areas.

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