secondary pollutant

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A pollutant that is created when primary pollutants combine with each other and with other substances, as happens for example when sulphur dioxide reacts with oxygen and moisture to form sulphuric acid and give rise to acid rain. Contrast primary pollutant.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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