Atmospheric Pollution and Plant Growth


A RECENT review of the literature relating to gas damage to plants1 refers to many works on the effects of sulphur dioxide and other gases. Few of these works deal with the direct effect of gaseous atmospheric pollution on plant growth, although most authors claim that the results are relevant to this question.

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BLEASDALE, J. Atmospheric Pollution and Plant Growth. Nature 169, 376–377 (1952).

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