Flashcards on Acid Rain

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What is acid rain?

Rainfall with high levels of acidity caused by air pollution.

What are the main causes of acid rain?

Burning fossil fuels and industrial emissions release sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.

How does acid rain affect the environment?

It damages forests, kills aquatic life, and damages buildings and statues.

What are the effects of acid rain on human health?

It can lead to respiratory problems and increase the risk of heart disease.

What is the pH level of acid rain?

Less than 5.6

How does acid rain form?

When pollutants from burning fossil fuels react with moisture in the air.

What are some sources of acid rain?

Power plants, factories, and vehicles.

How can acid rain be reduced?

By reducing air pollution and using cleaner energy sources.

What are the long-term consequences of acid rain?

Damage to ecosystems, soil degradation, and water pollution.

How does acid rain impact aquatic life?

It can make lakes and rivers too acidic for fish and other aquatic organisms to survive.

Why is acid rain a global issue?

Air pollution and its effects can travel long distances through the atmosphere.

What is the main difference between acid rain and normal rain?

Acid rain has a lower pH and higher levels of acidity.

How does acid rain affect buildings and structures?

It can corrode metals, erode stonework, and damage paint.

What is the impact of acid rain on forests?

It can weaken trees, hinder their growth, and leach essential nutrients from the soil.

What are some preventive measures to reduce acid rain?

Implementing stricter air pollution controls and using alternative energy sources.

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