pollution

The disposal into the environment of substances that cannot be made harmless by normal biological processes. As part of a wider and increasing concern for environmental issues, the costs of industrialization are being assessed in terms of discharges into the air and water, the disposal and long-term effects of wastes, recycling, energy efficiency, land use and degradation, and the depletion of raw materials. Legislation has been enacted, increasingly, to limit levels of pollution and in 1996 an Environmental Agency was established in the UK to coordinate the previously separate activities of various agencies. Most other advanced industrial countries have introduced legislation and similar agencies. International targets have been agreed to eliminate the use of CFCs in aerosols and as a refrigerant (because they deplete the ozone layer). The adoption of the 'Polluter Pays Principle' (the fining of major companies for pollution incidents) and increasing awareness of green consumerism has meant that many leading companies have now issued environmental policy statements and some publish annual environmental audits See environmental costs

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  • POLLUTION — Bien que d’usage banal à l’heure actuelle, le terme de pollution recouvre des acceptions fort diverses et qualifie une multitude d’actions qui dégradent d’une façon ou d’une autre le milieu naturel. Certes, le vocable désigne sans ambiguïté les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pollution — ist ein unwillkürlicher Samenerguss, ausgelöst durch einen unbewussten Orgasmus, der ohne aktives Zutun und ohne Wachbewusstsein bei Männern und männlichen Jugendlichen ab der Pubertät während des Schlafes auftreten kann. Da dieses Ereignis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pollution — pol‧lu‧tion [pəˈluːʆn] noun [uncountable] when substances make air, water, soil etc dangerously dirty, or these substances themselves: • the effects of industrial pollution • They plan to introduce measures to reduce air pollution from traffic… …   Financial and business terms

  • pollution — index contaminate, detriment, misusage, perversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pollution — Pol*lu tion, n. [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.] 1. The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pollution — Pollution. s. f. Profanation. La pollution d une Eglise dure jusques à ce qu elle ait esté rebenie …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pollution — pollution. См. загрязнение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Pollution — (o. lat. Pollutio), 1) Befleckung, Schändung; P. ecclesiae, Kirchenschändung; 2) unwillkürlicher Samenabgang, meist im Schlafe u. unter Aufregung der Geschlechtslust im wollüstigen Traume. P en sind bei kräftigen u. enthaltsamen Männern, bei… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pollution — Pollutiōn (lat.), unwillkürlicher, mit üppigen Empfindungen verbundener Samenerguß; nicht nachteilig, wenn sie bei enthaltsamen Männern alle zwei Wochen oder seltener des Nachts im Schlafe eintritt; andernfalls Behandlung durch nüchterne… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pollution — Pollution,die:⇨Samenerguss …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • pollution — (n.) mid 14c., discharge of semen other than during sex, later, desecration, defilement (late 14c.), from L.L. pollutionem (nom. pollutio) defilement, noun of action from pp. stem of from L. polluere to soil, defile, contaminate, from por before… …   Etymology dictionary

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