What are the harmful effects of acid rain?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 23rd Jun, 2016, 09:40: AM

Expert Answer:

Acid rain is harmful for agriculture, trees and plants as it dissolves and washes away the nutrients needed for their growth. It causes respiratory ailments in human beings and animals. When acid rain flows as ground water it affects plants and animal life in aquatic ecosystem. It corrodes water pipes resulting in the leaching of heavy metals as iron, lead into the drinking water. Acid rain damages the building and structures made of stone or metal.

Answered by  | 23rd Jun, 2016, 11:40: AM