soil pollution

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soil pollution (uncountable)

  1. The pollution of soil, for example by sewage or toxic chemicals.
    • 1913, Milton Joseph Rosenau, Preventive medicine and hygiene, D. Appleton and Company (1914), p. 688
      Hookworm disease is closely associated with the soil. It may fairly be considered an infection the result of soil pollution.
    • 2006, S. V. S. Rana, Environmental pollution: health and toxicology, Alpha Science International, Ltd., p. 89
      The major kinds of soil pollution are:
      • Acidification,
      • Salinisation and sodification,
      • Agrochemical pollution
      • Contamination by metalliferous water


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