Acid Rain: Causes And Effects Of Acid Rain

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Air pollution is a serious and dangerous matter happening globally. The process of burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas contributes to excessive release of pollutants into the air. Air pollution can put people at higher risks of developing asthma, cancer and respiratory diseases. Most air pollutants are carcinogenic and when inhaled through the mouth and into the lungs, it circulates hazardous chemicals into the body. Pollutants such as carbon monoxide inhibits the capacity of blood carry oxygen to organs and tissues, and people with chronic heart disease may experience chest pain when carbon monoxide levels are too high. At very high levels, carbon monoxide impairs vision, manual dexterity, and learning abilities which can be fatal.

To avoid the effects of acid rain, an implementation to reduce consumption of fossil fuels should be administered. To reduce the effects of acid rain, there must be a reduction on the amount of pollutants we directly emit into the air. Air pollution is the root cause of acid rain, and with power plants releasing massive amounts of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides when fossil fuels are burned, we are adding more flame to the effects of acid rain. According to ( China has 38 nuclear power reactors in operaion, about 20 under construction, and more about to start construction. China’s electricity is mostly produced from

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