Soil | Land

Substances in the soil

Photo of soils in a glas.

Soil pollutants are ubiquitous. They stem from natural sources, factories, farming, transportation, and households. Deposits of such soil pollutants can seep into the groundwater or are uptaken by plants, they can pose an environmental and health risk. read more



Spray device on the tractor

Massive amounts of pesticides are used for farming, mainly in order to keep crop plants healthy and eliminate weeds and pests. But pesticides also have a negative impact on biodiversity and on the waterbody quality of nearby biotopes. read more

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