Diseases Caused By Acid Rain  

“Acid Rain” is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry deposited material from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulphuric acids.

The acidic deposition can be caused by natural phenomena like volcanoes and decaying vegetation or man-made sources like fossil fuel combustion. Gases like suphur, nitrogen and carbon emitted during these processes react with water molecules in the atmosphere to produce the acids.Acid Rain causes acidification of water sources like lakes and streams. This has an immediate and adverse impact on aquatic life. Many modern companies now use very tall smoke funnels to avoid impacting the local area. But due to this pollutants are carried much further and have been shown to cause widespread ecological damage. High altitude forests are also especially vulnerable as they are often surrounded by acidic cloud and fog. Buildings and monuments are also being impacted by acid rain, with the inscriptions on many monuments becoming completely illegible.

The most worrying impact is on human health. The pollution that causes acid rain can also create tiny particles. When these particles get into people’s lungs, they can cause health problems, or can make existing health problems worse. Also, nitrogen oxides cause ground-level ozone. This ground-level ozone causes respiratory problems, like pneumonia and bronchitis, and can even cause permanent lung damage. Illnesses such as lung cancer, asthma, cardiovascular issues and premature death have all been attributed to the inhalation of pollutants present in the atmosphere. Researchers suggest that even short-term exposure at elevated concentrations could significantly contribute to heart disease.

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