Definitions for "Pollutants"
A waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water. Sediment, nutrients, and toxic chemicals are considered the major groups of pollutants contributing to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Contaminants in water that, when in sufficient quantity, may cause environmental degradation.
any substance that causes harm to human health or the environment. See our Clean Water & Your Health section for more information.