General

Soil pollution

Soil pollution is a current problem with a great environmental impact on human, animal and plant health.

What is soil pollution?

Soil pollution is when it contains an abnormal concentration of man-made chemical compounds that are potentially dangerous to the health of living beings and to the functioning of ecosystems.

Causes of soil pollution

Effects of soil pollution

Crops and vegetation in general can be affected by contaminated soils. Some chemical fertilizers and pesticides can be absorbed by the plants and animals we consume, so they would also affect our body’s health. This can affect the appearance of several types of cancer as well as other diseases.

Prevention of soil pollution

Sources

Soil can be contaminated by different types of toxic agents that alter its properties. Among them we can mention:

Examples of soil pollution

Written by Gabriela Briceño V.
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