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Define pollutant and contaminant ?

Define pollutant and contaminant ?

Grade:11

2 Answers

upender surepally
126 Points
8 years ago

A substance which is already present in nature but grows in Quantity due to human activity and  
adversely effects the environment is called pollutant   
Ex : CO2, SO2….etc   
A substance which is not present in nature, but produced by human activity and has adverse effect on  
environment is called contaminant   
Ex : MIC (methyl Isocyanate)

sunil e
41 Points
8 years ago

A substance which is already present in nature but grows in Quantity due to human activity and  
adversely effects the environment is called pollutant   
Ex : CO2, SO2….etc   
A substance which is not present in nature, but produced by human activity and has adverse effect on  
environment is called contaminant   
Ex : MIC (methyl Isocyanate

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