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Toxicity to terrestrial plants

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Some studies are available showing that adding charcoal to soil significantly increase seed germination, plant growth and crop yields in many plant species. 
As a result, charcoal has no adverse effect on plants.

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Some studies are available showing that adding charcoal to soil significantly increase seed germination, plant growth and crop yields in many plant species.

In conclusion, all available data indicate that the charcoal inclusion in the soil has no adverse effect on plants (seed germination, shoot heights, biomass production) and on the contrary in all cases the addition of charcoal in soil has a beneficial impact on plants.

As a result, charcoal has no adverse effect on plants.