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Acid precipitation
“Acid precipitation is very noxious to the environment and to the living organisms.” Anywhere you can find this statement but the question is “What people should do to avoid its origination?” For most scientists it had been an immense issue last few years. Its origination is always linked with human activities such as industrial activities. Rather than thinking of abolishing industrial activities, we should try to reduce them.
In the first place “What is acid precipitation?” Acid rain is a result of air pollution which is caused by noxious chemicals. It is not just caused by steam which escapes through exhaust pipes of cars; it is caused by millions of invisible particles of gases that come from power stations and factories. Some of these tiny particles (nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide) react with natural water droplets in clouds and form sulphuric and nitric acids. The rain falls to the ground and it is known as acid rain. The reason it is called acidic is that it has a Ph level of less than 7. Relative acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured in ph scale which has numbers from 0-14. If a substance has a ph level of 0-7 it is known as acidic and if it has a ph level of 7-14 it is known as a basic substance. Mostly acid rain has a ph level of 5or6 which is not very acidic because some acids that have a ph level of 2-3 can severely burn your skin, but acid rain doesn’t burn your skin. So if it doesn’t harm us why would we avoid it?
In the second place “What are the effects of the acid rain that cause harm to the environment?” Acid rain is carried over enormous distances such as from one continent into the other one. It can also be far from its pollution source that can be any industry or power station but it still harms soil, forests; erodes famous buildings and statues; kills the water animals. In some countries the water system…...

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