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Pollutant

Poilutant

TermDefinition
Pollutant Substance that contaminates any part of the environment
Acid Precipitation Precipitation with a pH below 5.6-which occurs when air pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels react with water in the atmosphere to form strong acids
Green House Effect heat-trapping feature of the atmosphere that keeps earth warm enough to support life
Ozone Depletion Thinning of earth's ozone layer caused by chlorofluorocarbons (cfc) leaking into the air an reacting chemically with ozone, breaking the ozone molecules a part
Erosion movement of soil from one place to another
Hazardous Waste Waste materials, such as pesticides and leftover paints, that are harmful to human health or poisonous to living organism