Miasma

Miasma [ mahy-AZ-muh’, mee- ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. unhealthy, often hazardous fumes that cause disease and were formerly believed to emanate from bogs or swamps
2. a thick, vaporous emission or atmosphere
3. a bad, unhealthy or noxious influence or environment
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 It is mandatory for workers in coal fields to wear chemical masks to protect them from the lethal miasma of ammonia gas.

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