What are the effects of soil pollution?

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What are the effects of soil pollution?
Answer:
Effects of soil pollution:

  • Chemicals, pesticides, metals, industrial wastes, animal refuse and other pollutants are extremely toxic to living beings and plant products, and cause severe chronic diseases posing a serious threat to human health.
  • Solid wastes result in offensive odour and cause clogging of groundwater filters.
  • Polluted soil damages crops and agricultural production due to decreased soil fertility.
  • When food containing radioactive substances is consumed by human beings, they cause a number of undesirable diseases of the digestive track, thyroid gland, etc.
  • Pesticides not only pose a potential hazard to man, animal, fish and livestock, but they severely affect the desired yield of crops, fruits and vegetables, which become unfit for eating.