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What is land pollution? Land pollution is the degradation of Earth's land surfaces often caused by human activities and their misuse of land resources. Health hazard disposal of urban and industrial wastes. Urbanization and industrialization are major causes of land pollution. It occurs when waste is not disposed properly. The Industrial Revolution set a series of events into motion which destroyed natural habitats and polluted the environment. . exploitation of minerals. causing diseases in both humans and other species of animals. and improper use of soil by inadequate agricultural practices are a few factors.
.Cont d Another description of land pollution is basically the contamination of land surface and the soil of earth through dumping urban waste on the land.
What are the causes of land pollution? Most people realize that the biggest causes of land pollution are human activities. many which can be traced back to practices we have eliminated. There are many different causes of land pollution. air and water and are currently destroying the earth on which we live. These activities have caused the pollution of land. . while other activities which continue to cause land pollution are still ongoing.
As explained by the Stanford Recycling Center.How to prevent land pollution? Recycle waste materials. Reduce toxic materials. . Excessive littering is one of most common reasons for land pollution. which takes up large amounts of land. Find land far away from natural environments to dump wastes that cannot be disposed of and are essential to industrial processes. of garbage. Avoid littering. Waste materials that are disposed of should have minimal toxic materials. each American throws away 7 1/2 lbs. Garbage requires land fills.
.Cond t Reduce trash waste. Use natural methods instead of chemicals to eliminate pests in gardens or around the house. Buy organic fruit and vegetables. glass. newspapers. Use recycling bins to separate material that can be recycled. Use natural and organic products to reduce pesticides. Buy and use reusable containers instead of plastic sandwich bags or paper lunch bags. Recycle aluminum cans. batteries and cardboard.
How does land pollution effect our earth? Tonnes and tonnes of domestic wastes are dumped every day. Since people do not follow proper methods for the disposal of such wastes. . it leaves the places look dirty and makes them unhealthy.
Cond t Land pollution indirectly affects the respiratory system of human beings. Breathing in polluted dust or particle can result in a number of health problems related to the respiratory system. . It is said that the improper disposal of household wastes leads to allergic reactions on the skin. Skin problems are often diagnosed due to land pollution.
rubber tires and electronic items dumped in the soil make up the main cause of land pollution. Solid wastes are harmful to the terrestrial plants and animals. cans. . solids from sewage treatment plants. Plastic and glass bottles. ashes and garbage are other causes of land pollution. Garbage is carelessly dumped into the soil. The accumulation of inorganic wastes in soil poses a threat to the plant and animal life in that area.CONT D Agricultural and industrial waste. Nonbiodegradable wastes such as plastic and rubber prove lethal to the life in the soil.
making it of no use for agriculture. that in turn causes soil erosion. .DEFORESTATION Deforestation is one of the major causes of loosening of soil. Intensive agricultural practices cause the soil cover to lose its nutritional elements. The soil that is left naked on harvesting crops from agricultural lands is vulnerable to being eroded by wind and water.
It is important to implement proper methods of disposal of organic waste. .Cont d Maximum use of biodegradable materials and implementation of recycling in order to reuse resources are some of the excellent methods of preventing land pollution.
More info about land pollution. the last 50 years have seen an explosion in industrial and urban development. With development came the use of synthetic and more toxic pollutants. Nonpoint source pollution (NSP) has worsened the effects. . Though pollution has always been a part of the human landscape. NSP is pollution that is dispersed through precipitation that makes it way into waterways.
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Q2:What is the main cause of land pollution? A2:Human activities Q3:How does land pollution affect our earth? A3:Makes the place unhealthy.Qns and Ans Q1:What is land pollution? A1:Land pollution is the degradation of the earth s land surfaces. .
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