Phosphorus can leach out of soil and contaminate water, leading to decreased water quality and harming the creatures that live in the water.
Once in the environment, they migrate through the water table, and can contaminate municipal water supplies, poison fish in local lakes, and damage the delicate balance of nature in our parks, wildlife refuges and neighborhoods.
Factories and industrial sites often contaminate the soil with hazardous chemicals, and waste treatment plants, landfills, and septic systems leach contaminants into the soil that are both chemical and organic toxins.
Streptococcal (strep) infections are communicable diseases that develop when bacteria of the family Streptococcus invade parts of the body and contaminate blood or tissue.
Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after working with herbs to ensure that no bacteria from your hands contaminate the final tincture.
Like any plastic product, PVC yoga mats can contaminate the immediate environment long before they are thrown out at the dump; breathing in plastic fumes, for example, is not an ideal complement to yogic breathing.
The one feature of this kit that may concern some users is the test stick does not come with a cap, which means extra care must be taken not to contaminate the results or leave urine on a flat surface.
Domestic Wastewater: Wastewater from the houses where we live can contaminate water systems through broken pipes, spillage or improper water treatment.
When naturally-occurring chemicals like nitrates and phosphorus contaminate water, the organisms don't have the right balance of nutrients to survive.
They also contaminate clothing, which thus becomes another means of dissemination capable of acting at a distance.