Study: Plants, trees absorb air pollution more than expected

10/22/2010 | Denver Post, The

The National Center for Atmospheric Research found that deciduous tree leaves, such as those from maple, aspen and apple trees, suck up as much as one-third more air pollutants than was previously thought. The research team focused on a class of pollutants known as volatile organic compounds, which are emitted from vehicles, coal plants and lawnmowers.

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