Environmental Pollution of Paddy Soils

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Vanessa Silva, Gilberto Igrejas, Patrícia Poeta
    Pages 85-97
  3. Muhammad Afzaal, Safdar Ali Mirza, Miuniza Mir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Rasul, Shabab Nasir et al.
    Pages 99-112
  4. Rida Akram, Veysel Turan, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Adnan Shahid, Shoaib Kaleem et al.
    Pages 113-124
  5. Iftikhar Ali, Muhammad Jamil Khan, Mumtaz Khan, Farah Deeba, Haziq Hussain, Muhammad Abbas et al.
    Pages 125-137
  6. Muhammad Afzaal, Sidra Mukhtar, Afifa Malik, Rabbia Murtaza, Masooma Nazar
    Pages 139-149
  7. Bushra Afzal, Ishtiaque Hussain, Abida Farooqi
    Pages 151-163
  8. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Aatika Kanwal, Rabbia Murtaza, Sunbal Siddique, Xiaomei Su, Xianjin Tang et al.
    Pages 179-195
  9. Rida Akram, Veysel Turan, Hafiz Mohkum Hammad, Shakeel Ahmad, Sajjad Hussain, Ahmad Hasnain et al.
    Pages 197-214
  10. Shahida Shaheen, Qaisar Mahmood
    Pages 215-227
  11. Niharika Chandra, Swati Srivastava, Ankita Srivastava, Sunil Kumar
    Pages 229-243
  12. Naseer Ali Shah, Imdad Kaleem, Asghar Shabbir, Sadaf Moneeba, Ayesha Hammed Khattak
    Pages 245-271

About this book


The paddy field is a unique agro-ecosystem and provides services such as food, nutrient recycling and diverse habitats. However, chemical contamination of paddy soils has degraded the quality of this important ecosystem.

This book provides an overview of our current understanding of paddy soil pollution, addressing topics such as the major types of pollutants in contaminated paddy soil ecosystems; factors affecting the fate of pollutants in paddy soil; biomonitoring approaches to assess the contaminated paddy soil; the impact of chemicals on soil microbial diversity; and climate change. It also covers arsenic and heavy metal pollution of paddy soils and their impact on rice quality. Further, new emerging contaminants such as antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in paddy soil and their impact on environmental health are also discussed. The last chapters focus on the bioremediation approaches for the management of paddy soils.


Biodegradation Bioremediation Environmental Pollution Heavy Metals Paddy Soil POPs Risk Assessment Soil Environment Soil Management Soil Microbial Activities

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyCOMSATS UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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