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leach into (something)

To enter into some substance or material through percolation. Rising seas have allowed high concentrations of salt to leach into the soil across these coastal farmlands. After the spill, acids and other toxins began leaching into the cliffsides these birds call home.
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More than 1,800 people have signed an online petition to get former National Hockey League star Reggie Leach into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Though chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood was phased out of residential use in 2003, arsenic from wood already in use will likely leach into the environment for years to come, possibly threatening groundwater.
He warns that cooking at high temperatures with stainless-steel, clad or otherwise, increases the likelihood that these metals--some of which can be toxic in higher doses--will leach into food.
The electro-chemical anodization process locks in aluminum that could otherwise leach into food, and makes for what many cooks consider an ideal non-stick, acid- and scratch-resistant surface.
Now, a new study reports that significant quantities of bisphenol A, a chemical building block of these resins, can leach into the saliva of treated patients.
The lead, which is extremely dangerous-especially for children and fetuses-can leach into the food.
If there is any lead in the solder, it can leach into the food.
The project, an outgrowth of EPA concerns about dumping potentially dangerous foundry waste materials in public landfills and monofill sites, dealt with the particular concern of wastes containing lead, a known health hazard, that could leach into underground water sources.
But certain types of plastic are made with chemicals that may cause health problems if they leach into food.
Plasticizers can leach into food at high temperatures, Snedeker explains.