Sentence Examples


  • Phosphorus can leach out of soil and contaminate water, leading to decreased water quality and harming the creatures that live in the water.
  • Once in the environment, they migrate through the water table, and can contaminate municipal water supplies, poison fish in local lakes, and damage the delicate balance of nature in our parks, wildlife refuges and neighborhoods.
  • Factories and industrial sites often contaminate the soil with hazardous chemicals, and waste treatment plants, landfills, and septic systems leach contaminants into the soil that are both chemical and organic toxins.
  • Streptococcal (strep) infections are communicable diseases that develop when bacteria of the family Streptococcus invade parts of the body and contaminate blood or tissue.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after working with herbs to ensure that no bacteria from your hands contaminate the final tincture.