What is Land / Soil pollution ?

Land pollution is affected in many ways such as soild waste dumping, urban and industrial waste, mineral exploitation, pesticides, herbicides, and misusing the soil by argricultural practices.  

Land pollution can be found in many urban areas, not just the soil. These include, roads, parks, and streets. 

Land pollution includes a combination of litter and solid waste. Solid waste matter can be created by human or animal activities. Most of the solid wastes like paper, plastic containers, bottles, cans, used cars and electronic goods are not biodegradable. So when they accumulate they pose a threat to people ; plus, decaying wastes also attract household pests, so that makes the land even more dirty and unhealthy. It also causes damage to terrestrial organisms. 

                                                                      Soil pollution is mainly caused by poor soil management practices. Soil pollution is also caused by chemicals                                                                        in pesticides such as poisons (DDT) that are used to kill agricultural pests like insects.