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What are some common types of pollutants that an be converted by plants?
Question Date: 2012-01-13
Answer 1:

PCB or polychlorinated biphenyl, ammonia, heavy metals, pesticides, etc. The next link has a table with several names of pollutants that can be removed by vegetation.


Unfortunately pollutants are everywhere.

Answer 2:

In 2009 it was found that some pollutants, specifically PCBs, could be broken down by plant roots.Here is an article that discusses this research:

plants can break down pcb

Here is an "Ask a Scientist" page on "how to test air pollutants and which plants clean air best:

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