Ethylene: Its Role as an Air Pollutant
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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The role of ethylene as an air pollutant has received little attention compared with other pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and peroxyacetyl nitrate. What makes ethylene such an unusual and dangerous pollutant is the fact that it is a plant hormone and many of its detrimental effects are associated with the disruption of the normal hormonal regulation of the plant. Some of the important effects of ethylene on plants and the amounts required to cause a response are well known. However, little is known concerning levels of ethylene in the air, the major sources of ethylene, and the mechanisms by which ethylene is removed or destroyed.
- Air Pollution and Control