WHICH TREES PURIFY AIR?

RESEARCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS AND HYDROCARBONS, WHICH HAS RECENTLY ACQUIRED PARTICULAR URGENCY BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING POLLUTION OF THE ATMOSPHERE IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE GEORGIAN REPUBLIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCES' LABORATORY OF PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY. STUDIES ON MORE THAN 100 VARIETIES OF PLANTS REVEAL THAT THERE ARE MANY PLANTS THAT ABSORB AND ASSIMILATE BENZENE AT A HIGH RATE. THE COMMON MAPLE, THE RUSIAN OLIVE, THE WILD CAUCASIAN PEAR, AND THE CANADIAN POPLAR HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE PARTICULARLY GOOD IN THE RESPECT. N. N. KETSKHOVELI, DIRECTOR OF THE BOTANY INSTITUTE, SUGGESTS THAT THE PLANTING OF TREES AND SHRUBS IN CITIES SHOULD BE ON A MORE SCIENTIFIC BASIS IN ORDER TO SELECT TREES THAT REDUCE POLLUTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE INSTEAD OF SELECTING TREES THAT GROW QUICKLY. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 23, No 5, P 26
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  • Authors:
    • Lebanidze, G
  • Publication Date: 1971-3-2

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