Acid Rain 9

Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this problem seems to increases, many people think that this issue is too small to deal with, this problem needs to be solved head on and it should be solved before it gets too late. In the fallowing paragraphs I will be discussing the impact it has on the wild life and our atmosphere, how our atmosphere is being and becoming destroyed by acid rain.
Acid rain is a cancer eating into Eastern Canada and the North Eastern United States. In Canada, the main sulphuric acid source are nonferrous smelters and power generation. On both sides of the border, cars and trucks are the main sources for nitric acid (about 40% of the ...

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the Great Lakes, such substances as limestone or other known antacids can neutralize acids entering the body of water thereby protecting it. However, large areas of Ontario that are near the
Pre-Cambrian Shield, with quartzite or granite based geology and little top soil, there is not enough buffering capacity to neutralize even small amounts of acid falling on the soil and the lakes. Therefore over time, the basic environment shifts from an alkaline to an acidic one. This is why many lakes in Muskoka, Haliburton, Algonquin, Parry Sound and Manitoulin districts could lose their fisheries if sulphur emissions are not reduced substantially.
Canada does not have many people, power plants or automobiles as the United States, and yet acid rain there has become so severe that the Canadian government officials called it the most pressing environmental issue facing the nation. But it is important to bear in mind that acid rain is only one segment, of the widespread pollution of the ...

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toxic metals freed from metal pipes by the acidity. As if urban skies were not already gray enough, typical visibility has declined from 10 to 4 miles, along the Eastern seaboard, as acid rain turns into smog. Also, now there are indicators that the components of acid rain are a health risk, linked to human respiratory disease.
However, the acidification of water supplies could result in increased concentrations of metals in plumbing such as lead, copper and zinc which could result in adverse health effects. After any period of non-use, water taps at
Summer cottages or ski chalets they should run the taps for at least 60 seconds to flush any excess debris.
The average mean of pH ...

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