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Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP)

Any air pollutant listed or pursuant to section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. There are 189 regulated toxic chemicals on this list, including asbestos, beryllium, mercury, benzene, coke oven emissions, radionuclides, and vinyl chloride.

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E-waste

Waste materials generated from using or discarding electronic devices (such as computers, televisions, and mobile phones). E-waste tends to be highly toxic to humans, plants, and animals and contaminate water, air (often when burned), and dirt (where dumped or spilled). E-waste is a particular problem since technological devices are superceded so quickly, causing them to be thrown-out more quickly than ...

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