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1.How much have you heard about soil pollution? •A lot; at a frequent basis • • • Occasionally Sometimes Rarely
2.Have you ever visited chrompet? • • Yes No
3.Do u know that most of wastage from the suburbs is dumped in Chrompet?\ • • Yes No
4.What is the pollutant level of this locality? • • • High Low Medium
5. How should we clean up the wastage? • • • By prevent further disposal of garbage Introduce a new system Do nothing
6. Would you be happy to volunteer for soil pollution cleanup? • • Yes No
7.Does the government have taken any steps to prevent soil pollution? • Yes
The best way to deal with this problem is to bury the waste in low lying areas. unplanned development of houses. In this case the factors or substances which affect the soil are not static. They occur mainly due to the decrease in forest cover area. empty bottles. Will you help lessen soil pollution? •Yes • No Soil contamination T he soil pollution is defined as the presence of materials in the soil which are harmful to the living beings when they cross their threshold concentration levels. Once the Thar desert of Rajasthan was a fertile land around few thousand years back. It can be positive or negative. It is also referred as the third pollution or landscape pollution. garbage. It may also occur due to the high speed winds which brings the particles of sand from dry areas. Nearly half of the land has become desert. In the negative soil pollution there occur an overuse of soil and erosion. The erosion occurs by water and air. houses. These materials are dumped in an open area outside the town and they not only affect the land on which they are dumped but also the nearby land. furniture and ash. . It occurs near the hills. The sand of Gujarat coast made the Thar desert of Rajasthan into desert along with the overgrazing and felling of timber. It converts the land into a desert at the rate of 9 kilo meter per year. The fertile land is also being affected by the roads. The garbage is burnt and is changed to the compost and the rubbish is recycled. It leads to overgrazing.• • No Don’t know 8. The floods are very common in our country. The water erosion occurs by the high speed rivers which remove the top layer of soil.
these organochlorines may still be present and may continue to emit toxic vapours which can penetrate into the living areas of the treated houses.The health effects of lead on children can be greatly diminished by eliminating bare. but the best idea is not to use root vegetables from such soil. The risk can be minimised by providing good ventilation under the houses. risk from insecticide vapour can be reduced by either removing the top 10 cm of the soil to somewhere further away from the house. and by scrupulous hygiene and removal of dust from the house. This also decreases the risk of future termite infestation by keeping the area dry. or by sealing it with . Pesticide pollution is mostly due to the use of arsenic or the long persistent organochlorine chemicals in past termite treatments. Vegetables grown in leadpolluted soil must be carefully washed and peeled. If the area around the house has been treated. Although no longer in use. dusty areas in the garden and play areas.
If the garbage is dumped or not contained properly in a landfill it will contaminate the surrounding ground.most of the people living in Chrompet does not know the impact of soil degradation and they don’t care . Plastics. Survey Results According to the suvey conducted by our team. In this the soil is heated and the desorbed contaminants decomposed by further heating. Old gasworks sites are always heavily polluted with phenols and sulphur compounds. If you take the time to send these items to recyclable locations. Heavily polluted industrial sites may contain chlorinated benzenes. Effects of Soil pollution It is important to learn the basics of recycling so that the waste that does end up in landfills can be disposed of properly. This technology has been used on some of the most contaminated soil at the Homebush Bay Olympic site. dioxins and furans. Another technique for remediation is thermal adsorption and decomposition. Sometimes they can be remediated by a combination of biological methods and entombment of the most toxic soil in a constructed impervious area on the site. a type of carcinogen that can cause reproductive problems. While the soil is being moved or disturbed the exposure to the pesticide vapour will be increased. metals.concrete. They won't end up as trash or hurting the environment. chlorophenols. liver issues and weight loss. and assisting the bacteria's growth. Biological methods involve selecting bacteria. papers and certain types of glass can all be recycled at your local recycling center. The method is completely site specific and slow to be effective. Newspapers or paper that contains ink can be toxic to the soil as well. the items can be reused and returned to consumers. pesticides. The Western Courier shares with readers that as plastic water bottles break down they can release DEHA. If recyclables are placed into the ground they can potentially contaminate the surrounding soil. Industrial soil pollution can take many forms. This type of chemical can leach into the soil and cause contamination that can reach plant and animal life as well as water sources. which can decompose the particular chemicals found on the site.
Since the population of the country is high many of the steps taken by the government failed to make an impact in the society. According to the Clean Air Council. involve not just removing a source of pollution but also cleaning up and restoring the polluted area. wildlife. Reuse holiday wrap. Solutions. Reduction of Human Impact Finally. the average Indian generates more than four pounds of trash daily. Solutions for Soil Pollution Soil pollution has many sources. Take any action at your disposal to reduce soil pollution. therefore. almost one-third of the waste in the Indian comes from packaging. or cut down on the amount you use. Use cloth bags instead of paper or plastic at the grocery store. from agriculture to industry to human activity. avoid purchasing products with excessive packaging. Depending upon the polluting agent. Reduce Waste Consider the amount of needlessly generated waste. Choose wisely when shopping. simply reduce your negative impact on the environment. in turn. Chemicals used in paper manufacturing can end up in the soil. Some of th the people living in that area use them for disposal of human waste and industrial waste. more than seventy percent of which ends up in landfills. Despite educational efforts. Polluted soils affect harm life and. as you may not always find a clearly defined source. Recycle whenever possible to help ease soil pollution. where toxins leach into the soil. Adding to the complexity of soil pollution is nonpoint source pollution (NSP). and substitute polycarbonate bottles for plastic water bottles. Many literate people have given their views to the government but worried because action have not been carried down. which enters the environment through runoff. . But the resident of Chrompet believe that soon the suituation of the area will prosper which might change the life of the people. with an additional five million tons generated during the holiday season. pollutants can persist in the environment.of the result caused by unhygiene disposal of waste disposal.
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