effluvium - Dictionary definition and meaning for word effluvium
the first part of the word is efflu, which means effluents. Effluents as such are harmful and produce a strong noxious smell.
effluvium....efflu(effluent)+vium....effluent means flow out...or vapourize....and in chemistry lab we must have smelt the obnoxious odour of hydrogen sulfide gas............
Because of ef+FLU+vium; area was FOUL SMELLING
relate efflu to swine flu which is noxious to breathe