Sat February 09, 2013 By: Badrinath Mishra

what is the effect of pollution on green plants?is it helpful or harmful?

Expert Reply
Sat February 09, 2013
It destroys plants.

Acid rain can kill trees, destroy the leaves of plants, can infiltrate soil by making it unsuitable for purposes of nutrition and habitation
Ozone holes in the upper atmosphere can allow excessive ultraviolet radiation from the sun to enter the Earth causing damage to trees and plants
Ozone in the lower atmosphere can prevent plant respiration by blocking stomata (openings in leaves) and negatively affecting plantsÂ’ photosynthesis rates which will stunt plant growth; ozone can also decay plant cells directly by entering stomata
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