Land pollution is a serious problem that impacts humans, animals, and the earth. The adverse changes to the environment due to land pollution much bigger than it appears.
The basic definition of land pollution is the destruction and contamination of the land through the direct and indirect actions of humans. The pollution results in changes to the land, such as soil erosion. Some of the changes are irreversible, while others are not.
Since the Industrial Revolution, natural habitats have been destroyed, and environments have been polluted. It have been causing diseases in both humans and many other species of animals.
It is important to understand that land pollution is not just littering. Land pollution is a way bigger issue. It is more of an industrial issue, involving big oil refineries, industries that manufacture chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers used in farming. It also involves illegal dumping of waste in landfills and so on.
Human actions have also caused many large areas of land to lose or reduce their capacity to support life forms and ecosystems. This is known as land degradation.
There are several known causes of land pollution. Of those, there are six factors that contribute more than others. They are deforestation and soil erosion, agricultural chemicals, industrialization, mining, solid waste, landfills and human sewage.