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VDI 3957 Blatt 6 Biological measuring techniques for the determination und evaluation of effects of air pollutants on plants (biomonitoring) - Determination and evaluation of the phytotoxic effect of ozone and photooxidants - Method of the standardised tobacco exposure

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Biologische Messverfahren zur Ermittlung und Beurteilung der Wirkung von Luftverunreinigungen auf Pflanzen (Biomonitoring) - Ermittlung und Beurteilung der phytotoxischen Wirkung von Ozon und anderen Fotooxidantien - Verfahren der standardisierten Tabak-Exposition
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Engl. VDI/DIN-Kommission Reinhaltung der Luft (KRdL) - Normenausschuss
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Biomonitoring has been used for decades for the spatial and/or temporal detection and monitoring of environmental changes. For example, tobacco plants exposed according to standardised specifications (cultivars of tobacco Nicotiana tabacum) can directly indicate effects of ground-level ozone and photooxidants in ambient air (response indicator). Visible leaf damage is used as an effect measure. The standard specifies the procedure including plant cultivation and application (exposure). It also describes the methods of recording and assessing leaf damage to determine the ozone effect. This enables risk assessments for vegetation - plants as a protected resource - and for agricultural and horticultural production.

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