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contamination

A condition of impurity resulting from mixture with a foreign substance.

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Last year's contamination came from many sources, including gas stations, laundry and dry cleaning services, chemical manufacturers and oil and gas drillers.
Q: Are there specific types of contamination that bioprocessors need to control in their production processes?
The first is the very thin phosphate layer, and the second is the surface contamination of the phosphate.
However, Bill Harrison, managing director of Aon's Crisis Management Practice, said CGL policies often exclude cover of third-party recall and contamination liability.
While most fixed-site environmental liability policies are customized to fit the unique circumstances of each transaction, they generally provide coverage for discovery of unknown pre-existing contamination, regulatory reopeners that mandate additional cleanup of already remediated conditions and new pollution events at an insured site.
Baca's 43rd Congressional District also is hit with severe perchlorate contamination -- the chemical has migrated from defense sites and has been found in large concentrations in both the Rialto-Colton and Chino groundwater basins, Levin said.
2005) that "the plot shows that isotopic compositions of all the chocolate products overlap with those of lead aerosols" is unsupported by their primary measurements, and all ensuing arguments pertaining to the contamination of chocolate products during manufacture are invalid.
The Contamination Avoidance for Sea Ports of Debarkation (CASPOD) equipment is part of a Department of Defense sponsored and funded program to increase warning, awareness, protection, and restoration of equipment and capabilities at seaports in the event of contamination.
Contamination and nosocomial transmission of pathogens by other electronic devices also has been demonstrated; a contaminated personal computer has been implicated in transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to a nurse.
In cases of severe contamination it will be necessary to de-fuel the system, replace all filters and clean all strainers.
To minimize the risk from contamination, it's best to eat a variety of fish.

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