Blog 7 Acid Rain

Published on 5 July 2024 at 18:48

Acid rain refers to precipitation that falls in either a wet or dry form and contains acidic elements such as nitric acid and sulfur. Despite the name, acid rain does not always occur as rain; instead, it can appear as snow, fog, hail, or ice. Acid rain is the result of sulfur dioxide and nitric oxides combining due to air currents and wind. The mixture will react to produce acid rain by combining with oxygen, water, and other chemicals. Acidity can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment at excessive concentrations. Animals' homes may be taken away by dying trees brought on by acid rain. In addition, respiratory diseases can be brought on by acid and made worse by it.

Resources:

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2023, June 1). What is Acid Rain? US EPA; United States Environmental Protection Agency. https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what-acid-rain

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