Acid Rain Effects: A Brief Overview


Acid Rain Effects- A Brief Overview

Acid Rain is a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity. As a by-product, pollution of air is caused which in turn causes acid rain to occur in certain regions and even globally.

Acid Rain: Types Of Pollution

Acid rain has many names like particulate matter, ozone, smog, black carbon, and smoke. Although the name smog is usually used for smoke that forms from smoke particles. But in fact, these smoke particles are only aerosols.

This type of pollution can be measured as particulate matter. Particulate matter refers to any substance that is in the atmosphere. Such substance is usually composed of minute particles such as dust, smoke, smoke, and chemicals that are dispersed by the wind.

People would normally call any type of air pollutant smog. But that is because smog is generally perceived as the air in the home, the workplace or schools that have a very bad odor. Smog is also referred to as a killer because it can cause many diseases like asthma and other respiratory problems, lung cancer, heart disease, and infertility.

It is a kind of air pollutant that comes from smoke as well as the cooking of fuels and cooking fuels such as lard and grease. Smoke contains small particles that fall on the ground and collect on its surfaces. Because the smoke is not filtered and transported through the air, it can settle on a tree or a building. These remain there for long periods of time and then begin to dissolve and become rain.

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Acid Rain Effects: A Brief Overview

Formation Of Acid Rain

The acid rain is formed when water, other elements, and chemicals combine to form heavier particles that have tiny holes. When water evaporates, it takes other things with it. These are the small particles that fall to the ground and then attach to leaves and other surfaces.

One of the effects is the development of “acid rain,” a term that has been used to describe the combination of pollutants and chemical reactions that result in the production of acid rain. When this occurs, sunlight can no longer reach the earth’s surface.

Because of the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity, acid rain affects the Earth. It also affects the atmosphere’s ability to hold and remove toxic compounds. It leads to the pollution of the air as well as damage to both the soil and the living organisms that live in the soil.

In addition to the adverse effects of acid rain, it also is a leading cause of death for humans and animals. An estimated 200 million people in Asia alone suffer from respiratory conditions caused by the adverse effects of acid rain. Some animals can also be affected by this type of pollution.

Air Pollutants

Air pollutants that form when acid rain interacts with and reacts with plant life can affect the soil. The problem is that the soil has an acidic solution. As a result, it can’t retain the soil nutrients and can result in the breakdown of the soil structure.

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Acid Rain Effects: A Brief Overview

Sulfur and nitrogen compounds also tend to break down the structure of the soil. When they break down the soil structure, there is less water retention in the soil. Thus, once the minerals in the soil begin to decompose, the area will become dry.

There are also several processes by which acid rains affect the environment. It is one of the major causes of global climate change and is a problem that is becoming worse with every passing year.

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