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Land Pollution In Pakistan

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Fatimah Ward

on 4 March 2015

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Land Pollution In Pakistan
Fatimah Ward
Integ. Science 2A

What Is Land Pollution
Land Pollution, the deposition of solid or liquids waste materials on land or underground in a manner that can contaminate the soil and groundwater, threaten public health, and cause unsightly conditions and nuisances.
The Sources of land pollution in Pakistan?
Some of the main contributors to land pollution there are:
Chemical and nuclear plants
Industrial Factories
Oil refineries
Human sewage
Oil and antifreeze leaking from cars
Overcrowded landfills
Pakistan is one of the top 10 countries in the world that is popular for its high rate in Land Pollution!
What Makes up the percentge of land pollution in Pakistan!
Agricultural Activities: Things like pesticides to get rid of insects affects the land pollutes it because the overuse of chemicals result in contamination and poisoning of soil.
Deforestation and soil erosion: land that is once converted to dry or barren land that can never be fertile again.
Mining Activities: these activities causes several land spaces that are created beneath the surface.
Overcrowded Landfills:each house produces tons of garbage each year. The garbage like aluminum, plastic, paper, cloth, and wood is collected and sent to the local recycling unit. Some parts that cant be recycled become part of fills and destroy the beauty of the country.
Industrialization: Due to the demand for foods this result creates more wastes that needs to be disposed of.
Construction Activities: Due to urbanization large amount of construction activities taking place things like bricks,wood, plastic and metal is outside of any building or office.
Nuclear Waste: left over Radioactive material contain the toxic chemicals that can affect the human health. in which they are dumped beneath the earth to avoid any casualty.
Sewage Treatment: large amounts of solid wastes is leftover once the sewage has been treated. The leftover material is sent to the landfill site which gonna end up polluting the environment.
Short Clip Of Land Pollution In Pakistan!
Effects of Land Pollution In Pakistan
Soil Pollution: Another form of land pollution where the upper layer is damaged. This is caused by the overuse of chemical fertilizers, soil erosion caused by over running water and other pest control measures.
Change in climate patterns: The effect in land pollution can lead to the loss of ecosystems.
Environmental Impact: when deforestation is committed, the tree cover is compromised on. which adds to imbalance in the rain cycle and irregular rainfall. which can cause global warming.
Effect on Human health: When the land is contaminated with toxic chemicals and pesticides lead to problem of skin cancer and human respiratory system. the chemicals can reach their bodies through the foods, spices and vegetables, that they eat as they are grown out of the polluted soil.
Solutions In Pakistan that can help prevent Land Pollution

Make people aware about the concept of reduce, recycle and reuse.
Reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers in agricultural activities.
Ensure that they don't litter on the ground and do proper disposal of garbage.
And Create Dumping ground away from their residential areas.
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