Soil pollution is when humans introduce harmful objects, chemicals or substances, directly or indirectly into the soil in a way that causes harm to other living things or destroys soil or water ecosystems. Soil pollutants include a large variety of contaminants or chemicals (organic and inorganic), which could be both naturally-occurring in soil and man-made. In both cases, the main soil pollution causes are the human activities.
The main reason why the soil becomes contaminated is due to the presence of man made waste. The waste produced from nature itself such as dead plants, carcasses of animals and rotten fruits and vegetables only adds to the fertility of the soil. However, our waste products are full of chemicals that are not originally found in nature and lead to soil pollution.
Related Journals of Soil Pollution
Advances in Recycling & Waste Management, Plant Physiology & Pathology, Earth Science & Climatic Change, Biofertilizers & Biopesticides, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Soils and Sediments, European Journal of Forest Research, Agronomy Journal.