The rain, when it falls, brings along itself the polluted water, which is obtained from the polluted environment. Acid rain is harmful to the environment as it contains too many harmful components in it. Acid rain is a polluted rain. When the air gets polluted due to industries, emission of carbon dioxide, and the emission of harmful gases from vehicles, these all combine together and create air pollution. This air pollution thus creates polluted clouds and eventually the polluted rain falls. This polluted rain is called acid rain.
According to the scientists, air pollution is the main reason of acid rain. And then surveys also show that where ever fossil fuels are consumed largely they emit various harmful chemicals and at those places the chances of acid rain are more. So fossil fuel is also one of the causes of acid rain. From the scientific point of view sulfur dioxide and nitrogen are the main ingredients of acid rain.(My da,Chris,334) According to a chemical equation, up in the air the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides combine with water and thus form clouds and these clouds eventually causes acid rain.
Effects of acid rain:
Effects of acid rain on the environment are very harmful. Acid rain is negative for the green and healthy environment. The effects which are mostly notified are as follows:
It creates water pollution more, as it makes water contaminated.
It has a negative impact on forest, trees, and green environment.
Health issues increase due to acid rain. And mostly when acid rain falls it also causes damage to buildings, living places.
Measure taken to reduce acid rain:
Acid rain is not very common to many people and thus not taking very right steps to reduce the acid rain as. But the fact is that acid rains have caused a negative impact on the environment, and thus health problem arises. (B.McElory, 265).So keeping these things in mind scientists is trying and has tried a lot to take such measures that reduce acid rains. Acid rains mainly due to emission of chemicals that are from the burning of fossil fuels so the methods are being invented to minimize the use of fossil fuels and should be decomposed.
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