Can acid rain cause brain damage?
Humans are affected when we breathe in air pollution, this can cause breathing problems, and even cancer. Drinking water which has been contaminated with acid rain can cause brain damage over time.
What long term harm does acid rain cause?
While the long-term effects of acid rain are still being studied, it is well documented that effects include harm to freshwater ecosystems and widespread decline in forest health, including damage to more than 70 percent of the red spruce forests in parts of New England.
What are some of the effects of acid rain?
Acid Rain Effects on Historical Monuments: Acid rain destroys stained glass windows, corrodes metal and also ruins the paint colour. Acid rain reacts with calcium to form calcium bicarbonate, which can be easily washed away. One drastic effect of acid rain can be seen on one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal in India.
Why are acid rain clouds harmful to trees?
Trees that are located in mountainous regions at higher elevations, such as spruce or fir trees, are at greater risk because they are exposed to acidic clouds and fog, which contain greater amounts of acid than rain or snow. The acidic clouds and fog strip important nutrients from their leaves and needles.
Where does the acid rain in the atmosphere come from?
In addition to agriculture and wastewater, much of the nitrogen produced by human activity that reaches coastal waters comes from the atmosphere. Not all acidic deposition is wet. Sometimes dust particles can become acidic as well, and this is called dry deposition.
How does acid rain affect fish and shellfish?
For example, nitrogen pollution in our coastal waters is partially responsible for declining fish and shellfish populations in some areas. In addition to agriculture and wastewater, much of the nitrogen produced by human activity that reaches coastal waters comes from the atmosphere. Not all acidic deposition is wet.