Rain is a general name of all acid fallouts which can appear
in the form of rain, fog or acid snow. Molecules of acids can also fall on the
Earth’s surface with molecues of dust. Pollution like this appears usually nearby
the source of it. However, Acid rain, fog or snow can appear even over 1000
km from the place of their origin
Acid rain generally falls on the areas where atmosphere is in danger of longterm
emission of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which get into the atmosphere
from natural sources like for example from active volcanoes and from artificial
sources like fumes emitted from chimneys from factories, power stations or cars.
Acid rain has a dramatic influence on many aspects of life. It exerts a negative influence on flora and fauna. However, it is an unquestionable cause of plentiful illnesses like breathing difficulties. It also accelerates the corrosion of many architectural monuments and buildings.
Influence at the water and animals
Acid Rain gets into the rivers and lakes what causes high levels of water acidity. It makes water inaccessible for animals and for people. Animals which use acid water do not grow as they should or even finally die.
Acid rain accelerates weathering of buildings made from sandstone. It is a significant cause of destruction of paintings and photographs at galleries and museums, as well as books at libraries.
If we want to stop acid rain occurring, we should:
- build high and wide chimneys in houses and most of all in factories.
- use lime as a thing which neutralizes acid in water.
- finish burning the fumes.
- use public transport and limit the use of cars.
- use alternative sources of energy like: water, sun and wind