Biology Environmental Science

Effect of Soil Pollutants

In this article we will discuss Effect of Soil Pollutants

Effect of Soil Pollutants

Chemicals and pesticides affect the structure and fertility of soil by killing the soil microorganisms. Pesticides are absorbed by the plants and then transferred to other organism. Hence, they affected food chains and food webs. Excretory products of livestock and human beings used as manure pollute the soil besides giving high yield. The faulty sanitation and unhygienic practices of the people add to the soil pollution. Pathogens present in the wastes
and excreta contaminate the soil and vegetable crops causing diseases in man and
domesticated animals.


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