These Plants Can Quickly Filter Toxins From Water

Want cleaner drinking water, free of toxins and contaminants? Mother Nature’s here to help. A number of studies have come out over the past year looking at the role different plants could play in remediation, i.e. the removal of dangerous substances. This green technology is known as phytoremediation, from the Greek “phyto” for plant, and “remedium” for restoring balance. Take, for example, moss. A non-vascular plant, mosses lack a root system, absorbing water and nutrients throu…

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