contamination


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contamination

noun adulteration, corruption, decay, defilement, degradation, despoilment, impureness, impurity, infection, pollution, vitiation
See also: air pollution, defilement, detriment, perversion
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There are three potential sources of common contamination: cross contamination, microbial contamination and biologic contamination of the process facility.
Identification of a contaminant on a surface is almost always followed by speculation as to the source of the contaminant and the mechanism of contamination.
It's one of the largest risks that is largely uninsured by the food industry: the risk of product contamination and recall.
Most of the contamination resulted from the federal government, so local communities should not get stuck paying the bill.
The variability of the isotope ratios of the soils does not reflect the multiple sources of contamination that Rankin et al.
Since restriction or even prohibition of such devices may prove impractical, strategies for preventing nosocomial transmission in this context are needed, especially given the risk of continuing contamination through repeated hand-cell phone contact.
That contamination had to come from somewhere and you need to find out where.
Other possible culprits are insufficient backpressure or contamination from a dirty screw.
What happens with residual contamination once Kaiser-Hill packs up its bag of tricks and heads for the next cleanup site?
Rock is currently conducting a study of platelet bacterial contamination, sampling 12,000 individual units of platelets to determine the rate of bacterial contamination.
Last year, Fitzgerald's 100 acres of organic corn showed evidence of genetic contamination, as did her neighbor's organic corn crop.

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