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13 AMAZING ACID RAIN FACTS

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Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions(low pH). Acid rain is caused by emission of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. So We concluded some most amazing facts about ACID RAIN.

Here are the 13 interesting facts about ACID RAIN.

Acid rain can also be produced from volcanic eruptions, burning coal

Acid rain can also be produced from volcanic eruptions, burning coal and even rotting plant life.

Acid rain cannot rot your skin

Acid rain cannot rot your skin. It usually doesn't taste or smell any different than normal rain.

In some environments acid rain is more problematic

Acid rain can be neutralized the same way as acid can be. In some environments acid rain is more problematic.

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When acid rain lands in the water such as streams, lakes and rivers, it changes the pH and makes the water toxic to the fish and other life in the water.

sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide can cause diseases such as cancer etc.

The sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide that creates acid rain can cause diseases such as cancer, asthma and even heart disease. It's a concern in the air, but not in the rain itself.

Acid rain can actually kill a forest

Acid rain can actually kill a forest. The acid rain can kill the leaves on the trees by cutting off their light and nutrient supply. It also poisons the soil and plant life.

Entire lakes have been declared dead because of acid rain

Entire lakes have been declared dead because of acid rain.

Acid rain has a pH of 4.3 while pure water is perfectly balanced at 7

Acid rain has a pH of 4.3 while pure water is perfectly balanced at 7.

Acid rain has the same approximate pH as vinegar and orange juice

Acid rain has the same approximate pH as vinegar and orange juice.

Sulphur dioxide, which is a major contributor to acid rain

Sulphur dioxide, which is a major contributor to acid rain, is produced by burning fossil fuels and it is a by-product of many industrial processes.

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Despite major efforts to decrease acid rain, it is still killing lakes and aquatic life. 95,000 lakes in North America have been damaged by acid rain.

Nitrogen oxide, a major contributor to acid rain

Nitrogen oxide, a major contributor to acid rain, is produced by the exhaust from vehicles, from furnaces and other equipment.

The acid in acid rain can damage a car's paint job

The acid in acid rain can damage a car's paint job, but it won't melt the car.

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