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Web Date: November 22, 2013

Trees Capture Particulate Matter From Road Exhaust

Air Pollution: Young silver birch trees can trap particulates from street traffic, preventing them from landing inside homes
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: particulate matter, trees, traffic, air pollution, metallic particles, PAHs

Trees planted along a city street screen residents from sun and noise—and from tiny particles that pollute urban air. A new study shows that tree leaves can capture more than 50% of the particulate matter that’s a prime component of urban pollution and a trigger for disease (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, DOI: . . .

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