China’s soil pollution problem is not less severe than its air pollution
challenge. Today, roughly 20% of China’s soil is already polluted.
The consequences of soil pollution on the environment and human
health are all-encompassing and they negatively impact food security
as well as water quality. In accordance with this new major challenge,
the Chinese leadership has already released a draft for new standards
on land pollution control and a soil pollution prevention action plan is
due to be issued in September of this year.