A3.3.4 Toxicity of Pollutants




  • “poisonous”
  • “relating to or caused by poison”.


Source: Oxford English Dictionary


Many substances can be toxic in the wrong environment. For example, water is essential to human life, however water in the lungs could be considered toxic!

A pollutants’ toxicity is related to the concentration of the pollutant, the duration of the exposure and the dosage received.