How does acid rain affect humans?

While acid rain does not have a direct effect on human health, the sulphur dioxide that creates it can cause health problems. Sulphur dioxide particles in the air can cause chronic lung problems, like asthma and bronchitis.

The nitrogen oxides promote the formation of ground-level ozone, which in turn promotes severe lung problems like chronic pneumonia and emphysema.

Acid rains can affect visibility and cause irritation to the eyes and nose.

Go through the detailed information on Acid Rain in the given link.

 Further Readings – 

  1. Ozone Layer: Depletion & Preservation
  2. Air Pollutants – Classification, Sources and Impacts
  3. Montreal Protocol
  4. Greenhouse Gas

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