What are the effects of soil pollution?
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.