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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 356-372
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2014.356.372
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An Investigation in to the Impact of Particulate Matter on Vegetation along the National Highway: A Review

Jitin Rahul and Manish Kumar Jain

Air pollution is a major problem in modern society. These substances include various gases and tiny particles or particles that harm plants, human health and damage the environment. Particulate Matter (PM) is the term for particles found in the air, including dust, soot, dirt, smoke and liquid droplets. Particulates can be suspended in the air for long periods of time. Particulate Matter (PM) is of localized importance near roads, quarries, cement works and other industrial areas. Apart from screening out sunlight, dust on leaf blocks stomata and lowers their conductance to CO2, simultaneously interfering with photosystem II. Polluting gases such as SO2 and NOx enter leaves through stomata, following the same diffusion pathway as CO2. NOx dissolves in cells and gives rise to nitrite ions (NO2, toxic at high concentrations) and nitrate ions (NO3) that enter into nitrogen metabolism as if they had been absorbed through the roots. In some cases, exposure to pollutant gases, particularly SO2, causes stomatal closure which protects the leaf against the further entry of the pollutant but also curtails photosynthesis. In the cells, SO2 dissolves to give bisulfite and sulfite ions; sulfite is toxic but at low concentrations it is metabolized by chloroplasts to sulfate which is not toxic.
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How to cite this article:

Jitin Rahul and Manish Kumar Jain, 2014. An Investigation in to the Impact of Particulate Matter on Vegetation along the National Highway: A Review. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 8: 356-372.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2014.356.372


04 September, 2014
Pooja Kumari:
This is actually good quality review paper and also very helpful for my current research work. I have seen full paper and specially methodology and references, this is good journal and very helpful for research study and field.

thank you
06 September, 2014
Anuradha Kumari:

I have read and then many things after reading your followup article.

06 September, 2014
Jitin Rahul:

Thanks Dr. Pooja Kumari. If you have any queries about this review article, you can ask every time through E-mail.

17 November, 2014
Jitin Rahul:

Thanks. Anuradha ji.

17 November, 2014
Prakash Singh Patel :
Dear Author, the review paper is good. really particulate matter is very harmful for plant growth and pigments. but some plants are very good for dust pollution indicators.
18 November, 2014
Jitin Rahul:

Thank You, Mr. Prakash ji. Yes, I have reported 148 plant species. Most are wild plants. Plants are very good for dust controlling.





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