In inorganic chemistry, a phosphate is a salt of phosphoric acid.
Phosphates are also important in biochemistry.
Surface runoff of phosphates from excessively fertilized farmland can be a cause of phosphate pollution in surface waters, leading to eutrophication (algal bloom) and consequent oxygen deficit, leading to (anoxia) for fish and other aquatic life in the same manner as phosphate-based detergents.
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