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Subject :NSO    Class : Class 5

Raju, a farmer got his field checked for soil toxicity. The report showed high level of toxic chemicals in his field. How can these toxic chemicals in the soil be harmful?

AThey may enter any nearby waterbody due to runoff and cause algal bloom.
BThey are absorbed by food plants growing in the soil making them unfit for consumption.
CThey may get evaporated in the air causing air pollution.
DBoth A and B

Answer is B not D

Ans 1: (Master Answer)

Class : Class 1


If these toxic chemicals enter the nearby waterbodies, they cause the microalgae population in the water-body to grow uncontrollably, causing algal bloom. These algae lower the oxygen levels in the water and cause harm to aquatic life. Toxic chemicals mixed with soil and water are absorbed by food plants and they become unfit for consumption. Toxic chemicals in the soil will cause soil pollution and water pollution. They will not cause air pollution.


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