Pollution of agricultural land

Modern agricultural farms today use large quantities of industrial-origin chemical products (fertilizers and phytosanitary products). If these products are used in the wrong way and in excessive quantities, they can cause water, air and soil pollution, as well as being toxic for men and animals. The economic advantages of these substances made people underestimate their negative effects. Negative effects can be direct (when consuming them or getting in contact with them), and indirect, as they change the original balance of the ecosystem. In particular, the more and more frequent use of phytosanitary products and their ever-increasing number highlighted the problems related to their use and the effects they might have on the environment.

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