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Descriptor English: Environmental Pollution
Descriptor Spanish: Contaminación Ambiental
Descriptor Portuguese: Poluição Ambiental
Descriptor French: Pollution de l'environnement
Entry term(s): Contamination
Pollution
Pollution, Environmental
Pollution, Soil
Soil Contamination Control
Soil Pollution
Soil Pollution Effects
Tree number(s): N06.850.460
SP4.102.072.092.693
SP8.473.654.412.033.038.073.321
SP8.473.654.587.477
VS4.001.002.001.001
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004787
Scope note: Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Annotation: coordinate IM with source of pollution (IM); specify geographic location if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Environment (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 74
History Note: 74(71)
Entry Version: ENVIR POLLUTION
Related: Environmental Pollutants MeSH
Pollutants Dispersion DeCS
Soil Analysis DeCS
Soil Biology DeCS
Soil Monitoring DeCS
Soil Quality DeCS
DeCS ID: 4867
Unique ID: D004787
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Environmental Pollution - Preferred
Concept UI M0007516
Scope note Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Preferred term Environmental Pollution
Entry term(s) Pollution
Pollution, Environmental
Soil Pollution - Narrower
Concept UI M0584212
Preferred term Soil Pollution
Entry term(s) Pollution, Soil
Soil Contamination Control
Soil Pollution Effects
Contamination - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI FD00060272
Scope note The presence of an infectious agent in the surface of the body, also in clothes, linen, toys, surgical instruments or bandages or other inanimate article or substances including water, milk and food. Contamination differs from pollution which implies the presence of noxious substances but not necessarily infectious, in the environment
Preferred term Contamination



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