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Acid Rain

by Chaucer

Acidity (the acid's strength) is measured using the PH scale. On the Ph scale acid rain is not the most powerful thing on the scale; lemon juice has the highest PH.

Acid rain is created by two chemicals so2 and nox. These two chemicals create the pollutant that causes acid rain. This rain can cause trees to be stripped of their branches and kill them.

Big coal burning companies are a huge problem when it comes to acid rain The ways we can prevent acid rain are quite basic: car pool, walk, bike, take a bus.

On the PH scale, neutral means non acidic and basic means that it is not acidic but is still dangerous.

Acid rain looks just like normal rain that we usually see but does not do the same thing; it can make lakes poisonous and kill all the fish in the lake. It destroys ecosystems.

An allowance is given to big companies from the government saying that they can only put so much pollution into the air. They can only emit so much.

Acid rain as you can see is a very dangerous weather condition and is very hard to study. Yet, much is known about how it is created.

Acid rain can affect us humans. Every year acid ran causes 550 premature deaths, 1,520 emergency room visits, and 210,070 asthma symptom days.



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