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  • [Henderson's] n. any harmful or undesirable change in the physical, chemical or bio­logical quality of air, water or soil as a result of the release of e.g. chemicals, radioactivity, heat, large amounts of organic matter (as in sewage). Usually appl. changes arising from human activity although natural pollutants, e.g. volcanic dust, sea salt, are known.

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