Thursday, August 25, 2016

Acid Rain: 10 quick facts on this catastrophic result of air pollution

Here is what it can do to land, humans and animals:
  • The sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide that creates acid rain can cause diseases such as cancer, asthma and heart disease
  • Acid rain has many ecological effects. The worst effect it has is on lakes, streams, wetlands and other aquatic environments
  • Acid rain can kill a whole forest
  • It can destroy the leaves on the trees by cutting off their light and nutrient supply. It also change the acidity in the soil, making it impossible for trees and other plant life to grow
  • Acid rain changes the pH of water and makes the water toxic to the fish and other aquatic animals
  • As per reports, entire lakes have been declared dead because of acid rain
  • Acid rain has the same approximate pH as vinegar
  • Sulphur dioxide, the major contributor to acid rain, is the by-product of industrial products and is produced by burning fossil fuels
  • Most acid rains occur due to human activities
  • Stone buildings and monuments can also get damaged from acid rain.

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