Soil Sampling

Soil sampling and testing for physico-chemical and Biological parameters. The purpose of soil testing is to identify the soil quality of area and is an essential component of soil resource management. It is in the best interest of industries, farmers, lawn care professionals, builder, landscapers, gardeners, fertilizer suppliers, and consultants. Soil contamination such as toxic chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides etc may cause changes in the composition of soil microbial community, adversely affecting soil characteristics. High levels of toxic chemicals in soil can be phytotoxic. Once the heavy metals are present in the soil they may leach into groundwater or run off into surface water. From the soil and water, the metals may be taken into plants which may then be consumed by living organisms, including those in the human food chain. Crop plants growing on heavy metal contaminated sites have high concentrations of trace elements which cause serious health risk to consumers. Heavy metals may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. Heavy metal toxicity and the danger of their bioaccumulation in the food chain represent one of the major environmental and health problems. Heavy metals, such as cadmium, copper, lead; chromium, zinc, and nickel are important environmental pollutants. Our scientists at ERRL are expertise in conducting soil sampling and analysis as per the client requirements: Heavy metals, pesticides analysis in soils, plants, food, vegetables, fish, meat