Is acid rain good or bad for humans?

Acid rain is harmful to human beings.

An acid is a molecule or substance that has a pH value of less than 7.0 when it is present in an aqueous solution. An aqueous solution is any solution where water is a solvent. Acid rain contains acidic components such as sulfuric or nitric acid when falling to the ground from the atmosphere in wet or dry forms. Acid rain can occur in the form of rain, snow, fog, hail, or even dust.

 Given above is an image of a tombstone destroyed by acid rain.

Acids are corrosive in nature and are a strong dehydrating agent. When corrosive acids react with the skin, they hydrolyze the fats. Strong acids are harmful to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.

When an acid reacts with the skin, it develops redness, pain, peeling, and blistering. When the acid comes in contact with the eyes, it may cause watering, pain, open sores, and blindness.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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