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CONTAMINANT

Any foreign component in a substance, for example in water. These contaminants are sometimes occurring in natural environments or human created ones. Some forms of chemical contaminants consist of:

  • Salts
  • Bleach
  • Toxins
  • Metals
  • Nitrogen
  • Pesticides
  • Drugs

Organic contaminants are made up of biological substances in water that are also reffered to as microbiological contaminants or microbes.