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effluvium (noun) the unpleasant smell, as of waste gases or of decaying matter.

Effluvium is the result of industrial pollution. Effluvium is the very unpleasant smell we get from industrial effluents, the waste gases. As yet there has been no process for the total neutralization of effluvium and make it harmless.

  • The modern society's dilemma is the prosperity of industrialization and the poisonous effects of effluvium on the one hand, and on the other, foregoing prosperity and breathing air free from effluvium.
  • The effluvium resulting from industrial pollution fills the air with poisonous vapors causing the extinction of many species and depleting the ozone layer.
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