wt are the extreme damages caused by acid rain?

Asked by simran2 | 15th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Acid rain has been shown to have adverse impacts on forests, freshwaters and soils, killing insect and aquatic life-forms as well as causing damage to buildings and having impacts on human health.
1. Both the lower pH and higher aluminium concentrations in surface water that occur as a result of acid rain can cause damage to fish and other aquatic animals.
2. Soil biology and chemistry can be seriously damaged by acid rain.
3. High altitude forests are especially vulnerable as they are often surrounded by clouds and fog which are more acidic than rain.
4. Fine particles, a large fraction of which are formed from the same gases as acid rain (sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide), have been shown to cause premature deaths and illnesses such as cancer and other diseases.
5. Acid rain can also damage buildings and historic monuments, especially those made of rocks such as limestone and marble containing large amounts of calcium carbonate.

Answered by  | 16th Aug, 2010, 10:13: PM

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