SOIL POLLUTION – part 4 - 2017

WHAT CAUSES SOIL POLLUTION?

It is caused when humans introduce harmful objects, chemicals or substances, directly or indirectly into the soil in a way that causes harm to other living things or destroys soil or water ecosystems.

The main reason why the soil becomes contaminated is due to the presence of man-made waste. The waste produced from nature itself such as dead plants, carcasses of animals and rotten fruits and vegetables only adds to the fertility of the soil. However, our waste products are full of chemicals that are not originally found in nature and lead to soil pollution.

MAIN CAUSES OF SOIL POLLUTION

  • Industrial Activity

  • Agricultural Activities

  • Waste Disposal

  • Accidental Oil Spills

  • Acid Rain: Acid rain is caused when pollutants present in the air mixes up with the rain and fall back on the ground. The polluted water could dissolve away some of the important nutrients found in soil and change the structure of the soil.

EFFECTS OF SOIL POLLUTION

  • Effect on Health of Humans

  • Effect on Growth of Plants

  • Decreased Soil Fertility

  • Toxic Dust

  • Changes in Soil Structure

For more information:

http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-and-effects-of-soil-pollution.php

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