POPs Toolkit Glossary


GenotoxicDamaging to DNA; pertaining to agents known to damage DNA.
GNI/capitaGross National Income per capita - The dollar value of a country's final output of goods and services in a year (its GNP), divided by its population. It reflects the average income of a country's citizens. Knowing a country's GNP per capita is a good first step toward understanding the country's economic strengths and needs. Since 2001, the World Bank refers to the GNP per capita as the GNI per capita, gross national income per capita.
Ground WaterThe supply of fresh water found beneath the Earth's surface, usually in aquifers, which supply wells and springs. Because ground water is a major source of drinking water, there is growing concern over contamination from leaching agricultural or industrial pollutants or leaking underground storage tanks.
Ground-Water DischargeGround water entering near coastal waters which has been contaminated by landfill leachate, deep well injection of hazardous wastes, septic tanks, etc.
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