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background pollution

Air pollution that is not produced locally.

While total concentration is the sum of locally and nonlocally produced pollution, only the locally produced pollution can be locally regulated. In such regulations, the pollutants that advect in from the outside, or which would have been present naturally, are sometimes called background pollution.
Compare ambient air.


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