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Re: Plants for toxic areas



Check out Plants for a Future at:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/%7Ermorris/pfaf/index.html

They have a database of 7000 plants which you can search for different 
uses, including pollution, and soil reclamation.

On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, James M Kocher wrote:

> I understand that mustard plants can be used to soak up toxins, such as
> lead, from the soil.  The plants are then destroyed and not composted of
> course.  It is alo my understanding that fruit in general does not
> absorb toxins readily from the soil and thus can be planted safely in
> such areas.
> 
> What other plants can be used to absorb toxins, and what other plants
> are safe to plant and eat from in such areas?
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> Jim Kocher-Hillmer, Pittsburgh  PA  USA        
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Linda Felch
lfelch@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu
Baltimore, MD


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