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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2591-2606
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.308


Significant Role of Ornamental Plants as Air Purifiers – A Review
V.S. Reshma1*, Prashant Kumar2 and G.S. Chaitra1
1Department of Horticulture, Lalbagh, Bengaluru-560004, Karnataka, India
2Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadi, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The rapid urbanization and growing industrialization in the world during the last decades led to increasing levels of air pollution dwindling urban air quality. Plants play an important role in monitoring and maintaining the ecological balance by their involvement in the cycling of nutrients and gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen. Public attitudes towards plants usage for air filtration from the environmental pollutants and the evidence of phytoremediation efficacy exhibited by some plants have prompted new investigations into the use of ornamental plants as a green technology in phytoremediation for air contamination. Air pollution caused a problematic health include breathing problems, respiratory illness, changes in the lung's defenses, and worsening respiratory, and cardiovascular disease. Using the ornamental plants, weedy trees and green space as natural filters of air pollution reduces respiratory illness mortality rates and reducing visits to the hospital. Many species of ornamental shrubs and herbaceous landscape plants have been identified as phytoremedator to improve indoor and outdoor air quality. Stomata density can be used as an indicator for the efficiency of plants in the absorption of air pollutants. Based on available literature it could be concluded that ornamental plants have the ability to filtrate the air from the contaminants.


Keywords: Air pollution, Urbanisation, Pollutants, Ornamental plants, Phytoremediation
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Reshma, V.S., Prashant Kumar and Chaitra, G.S. 2017. Significant Role of Ornamental Plants as Air Purifiers – A ReviewInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2591-2606. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.308