give any two ways in which non-biodegradable substances would affect the environment.

Asked by Simran Dhingra | 27th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,

Non-biodegradable substances would affect the environment in the following ways.

i)

ii) They cause pollution.

 

iii) They also kill useful microorganisms

iv) Non-biodegradable materials like plastic could reduce soil fertility greatly

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Substances like DDT, BHC enter in the food chain and cause biomagnification.

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2011, 09:18: AM

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