plants and trees being known for their ability to absorb and transform
harmful gases like carbon dioxide, researchers at the US National Center
for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) recently discovered other substances
that plants also absorb.
They found that some are particularly
efficient at transforming chemicals known as oxygenated volatile organic
compounds (oVOCs), which can create long term health and environmental
damage, including contributing to lung infections and asthma attacks.
trees,which shed their leaves annually, were found to take in these
chemicals four times faster than previously thought, with trees that are
gathered in a forest setting being even more efficient.
Center for Atmospheric Research scientists, we appreciate these insights
into the further gifts offered by the plant kingdom for human benefit.
May our deeper appreciation inspire ever more protection for the natural world. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/plants-clean-up-more-air-pollution-than-previously-thought.php