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On this Web page you will find out the causes,effects;reduce th effects of Acid Rain


Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are entered into the atmosphere, they turn into chemical transformations and are sucked by water droplets in clouds. The droplets then fall to earth as rain, snow, mist, dust, hail, or sleet. This comes more often because of the acidity of the soil, and affects the chemical balance of lakes and streams.


Acid rain causes effection of lakes and streams to the damage of trees and many sensitive forest soils. Acid rain speeds up the decay of building materials and paints, including irreplaceable buildings, statues, and sculptures that are part of our worlds cultural possesions .

How to help From Home

1.Install a low-flow showerhead. 2.Run the dishwasher only with a full load. 3.Run the washing machine with a full load. 4.If using an automatic dishwasher, let the dishes air dry. 5.Hang dry some-or all-of the laundry. 6.Buy energy-efficient appliances. 7.Avoid the use of air conditioners altogether. 8.Turn out the lights in empty rooms and when away from home. 9.Consider installing compact fluorescent bulbs instead of high-wattage incandescent bulbs. 10.Turn off the hot water tank when going away for extended periods of time. 11.Install additional insulation on the hot water tank and pipes. 13.Insulate and draft-proof your basement. 14.Weather-strip doors and windows. 15.from home. 16.If you have a forced-air furnace, change or clean its filters at least once a year. 17.Don't use sink garbage disposal units. Used from


There are two methods for stopping sulfur emissions at power plants and other facilities that burn coal or oil: fuel switching and scrubbing. Fuel switching means using coal or oil which contains less sulfur, or switching to fuels such as natural gas which have little or no sulfur.


After Acid rain