Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 9(1-2): 33-37


Impact of Air Pollution on Vegetation in Banja Luka

Tanja Maksimović 1, Predrag Ilić 2, Sanja Bajić 2
1 University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH
2 PSI Institute for Protection and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska,
Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH,


Abstract: Atmospheric pollutants have a negative effect on the plants; they can have direct toxic effects, or indirectly by changing soil pH followed by solubilization of toxic salts of metals. Large number of studies have investigated the possible effects of ambient air pollution on vegetation and air pollution in stomata number and size and stomatal apparatus. The primary aim of this study was to impact air pollution from the aspect of presence SO2, NOX, CO2, O3 and PM10 on vegetation in the city Banja Luka and stomatal response to air pollution, through a review of existing research.

Key words: air pollution, vegetation, Banja Luka