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Soil pollution (Jfgbs)

Definition
The build-up in soils of persistent toxic compounds, chemicals, salts, radioactive materials, or disease-causing agents, which have adverse effects on plant growth and animal health. (Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/C0110400/usr/www/tqteams/tqic/2001/C0110400/4cs%20folder/soil.html)
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Pollution of specific environments (Jfgb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Air pollution (Jfgbb)
Water pollution (Jfgbw)