Evaluation of Air Negative Ion Effect in Rural Human Settlement Forests

  • Jianfeng ZhangEmail author


Air negative ions are good for human health, so they are also called “air vitamins.” With the development of social economy, the process of urbanization is accelerating. The construction of rural human settlement forests has received more attention. In order to explore the effect of air negative ions in human settlement forest, this chapter takes the Xiaoluxia Village in Simen Town, Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province as an example to analyze the air anion change of typical human settlement forest model. The results showed that due to the large number of trees, the air negative ion concentration in the parks, enterprises, and institutions is ideal, and the highest concentration is in the park, reaching 3500 cm−3. In the farmland and factory areas, there is less vegetation coverage, and the negative ion concentration is only 700 and 600 cm−3, which implies that more trees, better air quality, increasing vegetation coverage, and establishing rational forest structure help to improve residential environment.


Residential environment Human health Air negative ions Human settlement forest Village 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Subtropical Forestry of Chinese Academy of ForestryHangzhouChina

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