ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXV, Issue 1
Written by Luiza-Silvia CHIRIAC, Dumitru T. MURARIU

Urban soils are strongly affected by both natural factors: wind, water, freeze-thaw processes, heat, but also by human activity. Soil pollution caused by human activities is often associated with modernization, industrialization, metal extraction activities, oil extraction, inadequate waste storage and pesticide application. Soil pollution is one of the major effects of human technological progress. The impact of soil pollution is not limited to the soil and its organisms, but affects every sector, to humans: human health, plant growth, air pollution, reduced soil fertility, changes in soil structure, impact on ecosystem and biodiversity, contamination of water sources. For this reason, the phenomenon of soil pollution needs to be remedied. This article aims to evaluate the specialized articles and highlight the methods used to remedy polluted soils in urban areas. Remedial methods can be phytoremediation or zooremediation. The remedy can be done ex-situ and in-situ. Soils in urban areas have not received adequate attention and data on this subject are scarce so far, although constraints on soil quality in congested urban areas are acute.

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