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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2020, 8(2), 53-57
DOI: 10.12691/env-8-2-4
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Effect of Granite Quarry Mining on Chlorophyll Content of Tropical Plants

Dipu Sukumaran1, and Sisira P2

1Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

2Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kerala, India

Pub. Date: June 29, 2020

Cite this paper:
Dipu Sukumaran and Sisira P. Effect of Granite Quarry Mining on Chlorophyll Content of Tropical Plants. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2020; 8(2):53-57. doi: 10.12691/env-8-2-4

Abstract

The research was conducted in the granite mining sites of Kerala to determine the effect of mining on the health of two tropical plants namely Macarangapeltata and Chromolaenaodorata which were common to the area. The area having high amount of particulate matter in the working hours of the quarry. The plants were severely affected by the mining activities. In this study, it was observed that the quarry dust was affecting the Chromolaenaodorata, as it is having chlorophyll lower than the control sites.Chromolaenaodorata present in the quarry sites having retarded growth compared to control site plants. In the case of Macarangapeltata, samples showed higher concentration of chlorophyll than control to cope up with the stress.

Keywords:
granite quarry chlorophyll particulate matter air pollution

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