Chlorine in tap water harmful to plants?
K N and P J Harris
ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Jan 14 10:03:43 EST 1996
> bionet/plants #22, from egrunden at prairienet.org, 1362 chars, 10 Jan
> Article: 8533 of bionet.plants
> From: egrunden at prairienet.org (Eric Grunden)
> Newsgroups: bionet.plants
> Subject: Re: Chlorine in tap water harmful to plants?
> Date: 10 Jan 1996 06:34:15 GMT
> Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
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> References: <tpatter-0901961010530001 at pacific-5.vf.pond.com>
> Reply-To: egrunden at prairienet.org (Eric Grunden)
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> In a previous article, tpatter at pond.com (TPatter) says:
> >I was wondering if anyone knew if the cholorine in city tap water is
> >harmful to plants. I've been misting my fig tree's leaves and
> >now that it's Winter (and therefore, very dry) and I do not wish to
> >the plant.
> I don't know about the chlorine, but I have read that the fluorine
> in city water can cause necrosis in certain plant species.
> The Spirit of Nature, a powerful force,
> belongs and returns to its creative source.
> - Excerpted from The Collective Works of Johnny Pokerface -
Traditionally fluorine causes a dieback from the extremities. The
classic symptoms were the death of the crowns of trees influenced by
local brickwork chimney effluents.
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