contaminant contaminant  /kən ˈtæ mə nənt/


  • (n) a substance that contaminates


  1. Russell: contaminant had no effect on drinking water

    MICHIGAN CITY - The floating contaminant discovered on Lake Michigan Monday seems to have had no effect on the quality of Michigan City's drinking water, according to Michigan City Department of Water Works Superintendent Randall Russell.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Lake contaminant ‘disappears’: Preliminary tests indicate reddish substance is non-hazardous

    MICHIGAN CITY — The mysterious, glittery contaminant that blew into Michigan City on Lake Michigan Monday is believed to have disappeared by Tuesday morning, according to La Porte County HazMat Director Jeff Hamilton.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  3. Doe Run well-water testing continues

    The Wicomico County Health Department has results for 60 wells, of which 12 have tested above the maximum contaminant level. The chemical was detected in another eight wells, but at a level below the maximum contaminant level, officials said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Eastern Shore News


  1. And Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, added that "the FDA should have identified this contaminant before it hit US shores and caused so many health problems for patients. The agency's ability to perform foreign inspections is woefully inadequate. We...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are proud to be able to meet consumer demand for maximum purity and quality of omega-3 products. Our customers are pleased that contaminant levels for EPAX oils are 60 percent better than the maximum limits set by new EU regulations," says...
    on May 3, 2007 By: Bjorn Source: NPIcenter (press release)

  3. Farber said, "Through daily exposure to excessive levels of a known contaminant, children and their care-givers potentially have been put in harm's way, and that is unconscionable. There are many, many questions that must be answered with regard to...
    on Aug 4, 2006 By: Zulima Farber Source:

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