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現代世界の英語−環境 (2)

 

熱帯雨林
tropical forest

生物[生体]濃縮
biological accumulation [concentration], bio-concentration, bio-accumulation
accumulation < accumulate: to gradually increase in numbers or amount until there is a large quantity in one place - LDCE

残留農薬
residual agricultural chemicals, residual pesticides
residual: remaining after most of something has gone - CALD
chemical: any basic substance which is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules - CALD
pesticide: a chemical substance used to kill insects and small animals that destroy crops - LDCE

内分泌かく乱物質
endocrine disrupting [disturbing] chemicals, EDC
endocrine: relating to the system in your body that produces hormones - LDCE
disrupt: to prevent something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected - CALD
disturb: to change a normal situation in a way that causes problems - LDCE

公害
environmental pollution [destruction], public nuisance
pollution < pollute: to make an area or substance, usually air, water or earth, dirty or harmful to people, animals and plants, especially by adding harmful chemicals - CALD
nuisance: a person, thing, or situation that annoys you or causes problems - LDCE

公害病
disease caused by environmental pollution [contamination], pollution-triggered disease (TREND)
contamination < contaminate: to make a place or substance dirty or harmful by putting something such as chemicals or poison in it - LDCE
trigger: to cause something bad to start - CALD

公害病認定患者
officially certified patient [victim] of a pollution disease (TREND)
certify: to state something officially, usually in writing, especially that something is true or correct - CALD

公害防止
pollution prevention [control]
prevention: when something bad is stopped from happening - LDCE