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WhatisLandPollution?
Whenwetalkaboutairorwaterpollution,thereactionsgarneredarestronger.Thisisbecausewecansee
theeffectscausedbythepollutantsandtheirextentveryclearly.Itisnormalhumanpsychologytobelieve
inwhatyouseefirsthand.Ourlandontheotherhandislivinganightmaretoo.Wemaynotbeableto
seetheeffectswithclarity,butlandisbeingpollutedandabusedconstantlyandweareunabletocalculate
thedamagesincurred.LandPollutionhascometobecomeoneoftheseriousconcernsthatwe
collectivelybattle.

Landpollution,inotherwords,meansdegradationordestructionofearthssurfaceandsoil,directlyor
indirectlyasaresultofhumanactivities.Anthropogenicactivitiesareconductedcitingdevelopment,and
thesameaffectsthelanddrastically,wewitnesslandpollutionbydrasticwearereferringtoanyactivity
thatlessensthequalityand/orproductivityofthelandasanidealplaceforagriculture,forestation,
constructionetc.Thedegradationoflandthatcouldbeusedconstructivelyinotherwordsisland
pollution.

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LandPollutionhasledtoaseriesofissuesthatwehavecometorealizeinrecenttimes,afterdecadesof
neglect.Theincreasingnumbersofbarrenlandplotsandthedecreasingnumbersofforestcoverisatan
alarmingratio.Moreovertheextensionofcitiesandtownsduetoincreasingpopulationisleadingto
furtherexploitationoftheland.Landfillsandreclamationsarebeingplannedandexecutedtomeetthe
increaseddemandoflands.Thisleadstofurtherdeteriorationofland,andpollutioncausedbythelandfill
contents.Alsoduetothelackofgreencover,thelandgetsaffectedinseveralwayslikesoilerosion
occurswashingawaythefertileportionsoftheland.Orevenalandslidecanbeseenasanexample.

CausesofLandPollution
Belowarethesourcesoflandpollution:

1.Deforestationandsoilerosion:Deforestationcarriedouttocreatedrylandsisoneofthemajor
concerns.Landthatisonceconvertedintoadryorbarrenland,canneverbemadefertileagain,whatever
themagnitudeofmeasurestoredeemitare.Landconversion,meaningthealterationormodificationof
theoriginalpropertiesofthelandtomakeituseworthyforaspecificpurposeisanothermajorcause.
Thishampersthelandimmensely.Alsothereisaconstantwasteofland.Unusedavailablelandoverthe
yearsturnsbarrenthislandthencannotbeused.Soinsearchofmoreland,potentlandishuntedandits
indigenousstateiscompromisedwith.

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2.Agriculturalactivities:Withgrowinghumanpopulation,demandforfoodhasincreasedconsiderably.
Farmersoftenusehighlytoxicfertilizersandpesticidestogetridoffinsects,fungiandbacteriafromtheir
crops.Howeverwiththeoveruseofthesechemicals,theyresultincontaminationandpoisoningofsoil.

3.Miningactivities:Duringextractionandminingactivities,severallandspacesarecreatedbeneaththe
surface.Weconstanthearaboutlandcavinginthisisnothingbutnatureswayoffillingthespacesleft
outafterminingorextractionactivity.

4.Overcrowdedlandfills:Eachhouseholdproducestonnesofgarbageeachyear.Garbagelike
aluminum,plastic,paper,cloth,woodiscollectedandsenttothelocalrecyclingunit.Itemsthatcannot
berecycledbecomeapartofthelandfillsthathampersthebeautyofthecityandcauselandpollution.

5.Industrialization:Duetoincreaseindemandforfood,shelterandhouse,moregoodsareproduced.
Thisresultedincreationofmorewastethatneedstobedisposedof.Tomeetthedemandofthegrowing
population,moreindustriesweredevelopedwhichledtodeforestation.Researchanddevelopmentpaved
thewayformodernfertilizersandchemicalsthatwerehighlytoxicandledtosoilcontamination.

6.Constructionactivities:Duetourbanization,largeamountofconstructionactivitiesaretakingplace
whichhasresultedinlargewastearticleslikewood,metal,bricks,plasticthatcanbeseenbynakedeyes
outsideanybuildingorofficewhichisunderconstruction.

7.Nuclearwaste:Nuclearplantscanproducehugeamountofenergythroughnuclearfissionandfusion.
Theleftoverradioactivematerialcontainsharmfulandtoxicchemicalsthatcanaffecthumanhealth.
Theyaredumpedbeneaththeearthtoavoidanycasualty.

8.Sewagetreatment:Largeamountofsolidwasteisleftoveroncethesewagehasbeentreated.The
leftovermaterialissenttolandfillsitewhichendupinpollutingtheenvironment.

EffectsofLandPollution
1.Soilpollution:Soilpollutionisanotherformoflandpollution,wheretheupperlayerofthesoilis
damaged.Thisiscausedbytheoveruseofchemicalfertilizers,soilerosioncausedbyrunningwaterand

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otherpestcontrolmeasuresthisleadstolossoffertilelandforagriculture,forestcover,fodderpatches
forgrazingetc.

2.Changeinclimatepatterns:Theeffectsoflandpollutionareveryhazardousandcanleadtotheloss
ofecosystems.Whenlandispolluted,itdirectlyorindirectlyaffectstheclimatepatterns.

3.EnvironmentalImpact:Whendeforestationiscommitted,thetreecoveriscompromisedon.This
leadstoasteepimbalanceintheraincycle.Adisturbedraincycleaffectsalotoffactors.Tobeginwith,
thegreencoverisreduced.Treesandplantshelpbalancetheatmosphere,withoutthemwearesubjected
tovariousconcernslikeGlobalwarming,thegreenhouseeffect,irregularrainfallandflashfloodsamong
otherimbalances.

4.Effectonhumanhealth:Thelandwhencontaminatedwithtoxicchemicalsandpesticidesleadto
problemofskincancerandhumanrespiratorysystem.Thetoxicchemicalscanreachourbodythrough
foodsandvegetablesthatweeatastheyaregrowninpollutedsoil.

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5.CauseAirpollution:Landfillsacrossthecitykeepongrowingduetoincreaseinwasteandarelater
burnedwhichleadstoairpollution.Theybecomehomeforrodents,miceetcwhichinturntransmit
diseases.

6.DistractionforTourist:Thecityloosesitsattractionastouristdestinationaslandfillsdonotlook
goodwhenyoumovearoundthecity.Itleadstolossofrevenueforthestategovernment.

7.Effectonwildlife:Theanimalkingdomhassufferedmostlyinthepastdecades.Theyfaceaserious
threatwithregardstolossofhabitatandnaturalenvironment.Theconstanthumanactivityonland,is
leavingitpollutedforcingthesespeciestomovefurtherawayandadapttonewregionsordietryingto
adjust.Severalspeciesarepushedtothevergeofextinction,duetonohomeland.

Otherissuesthatwefaceincludeincreasedtemperature,unseasonalweatheractivity,acidrainsetc.The
dischargeofchemicalsonland,makesitdangerousfortheecosystemtoo.Thesechemicalsareconsumed
bytheanimalsandplantsandtherebymaketheirwayintheecosystem.Thisprocessiscalledbio
magnificationandisaseriousthreattotheecology.

SolutionsforLandPollution
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1.MakepeopleawareabouttheconceptofReduce,RecycleandReuse.

2.Reducetheuseofpesticidesandfertilizersinagriculturalactivities.

3.Avoidbuyingpackagesitemsastheywillleadtogarbageandendupinlandfillsite.

4.Ensurethatyoudonotlitteronthegroundanddoproperdisposalofgarbage.

5.Buybiodegradableproducts.

6.DoOrganicgardeningandeatorganicfoodthatwillbegrownwithouttheuseofpesticides.

7.Createdumpinggroundawayfromresidentialareas.

Severalcreaturessurviveunderthelandtoo.Disruptingtheharmonyoftheland,isdisruptingtheir
habitat.ThishasledtoseveralcreaturesreachingtheendangeredstatusliketheGilbertsPotorooin
Australia.

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