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Soil Pollution

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Soil pollution can be defined as changes in physical, chemical and biological nature of soil to the extent that it has harmful effect on humans and other living beings. Soil becomes polluted when wastes from factories in the form of chemical and metals are thrown on it. These poinsonous substances in the soil enter the plants that are growing there .



Some of the sources of soil pollution are 1. Domestic wastes 2. Defecation in the open 3. Spitting 4. Industrial wastes 5. Agriculture wastes

Controls: Soil pollution can be controlled by proper disposal of garbage. This includes the following methods (i) Dumping outside limits

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