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Nonbiological Contaminants

We live in a world full of chemicals. Every day we encounter, use and even depend upon a variety of chemicals, which can have adverse health effects. People may react differently to exposure to various nonbiological contaminants. Differing reactions depend upon the individual, the type of contaminant, the amount or concentration of the contaminant, and the length of time of exposure to the contaminant. Some nonbiological contaminants include lead, formaldehyde, mercury, environmental tobacco smoke, combustion pollutants and various volatile (easily evaporated) organic compounds (VOC's).

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Contact Information

  • Justin Otto - North Dakota Department of Health
  • Electronic mail address: jotto@nd.gov
  • Office phone: 701.328.5188

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Page last revised: May 10, 2010