Common Contaminants in Urban Watersheds
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Pollution and contamination are now used synonymously to mean the introduction into the environment by humans of substances that are harmful or poisonous to human health and ecosystems (Van der Perk 2006). Over time the term pollution evolved to include not only substances, but also energy wastes such as heat, light, and noise. Because our concern in this book is primarily with chemical substances, we will use the term contamination throughout.