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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

In the field of pollution, rapid development in spring or during heavy rains, in which soluble mineral ions and fine clay particles percolate down (deeper) into the soil, which leads to sudden increases in the pH of water courses, which in turn causes fishkills (United Nations 1992).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


United Nations (1992) Terminology Bulletin No 344 on Environment and Development

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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