Net Effects of Vegetation on Air Quailty

This page updated July 29, 2004.

We know that there are important man-made emissions related to plants, for example, from agricultural activities or tree maintenance. In this presentation to the Board on June 28, 2001, we focused on the ways that the plants themselves affect air quality and how the effects of plants can have an impact on ARB's efforts to achieve clean air for all Californians. Understanding these effects has been, and continues to be, a long-term effort. And it is fundamental to the emissions inventory used in our air quality modeling for State Implementation Plans. Thus, understanding the effects of plants is part of predicting how air quality will change as man-made emissions change. And surprisingly, we can have a positive influence on air quality by the use of plants.

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