Illegal waste contains hazardous substances and chemicals that contaminate and pollute the soil and eventually infect the ground water.
Soil is a mixture of minerals and life forms that benefit all life on the earth. When children play outside and soil is everywhere, it is logical that some of the soil will be ingested and inhaled. Because most food is grown using soil, polluted soil affects the food supply. Contaminates can be absorbed through skin when the wind picks up the soil and carries it.
When the contaminates filter through the soil it can work its way into the ground water polluting the very water used for drinking.
Also, Illegal disposal of waste pollutes the surrounding area and will poison natural habitats causing death to life in a wide area.
It is essential that illegal dumping be stopped, and the environment be protected for the sake of health and the communities’ wellbeing.
How can the problem of illegal dumping and soil contamination stop?
Each community must create an Illegal Dumping Enforcement Program.
The people within the community should know more about what an illegal dumping health crisis is, how the contaminated soil will hurt them, and where the soil is being affected.
Enforce with Illegal Dumping Cameras . These cameras catch the dumpers in the act and record license plates even in complete darkness.
Stop illegal dumping and protect the soil!