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By burning fossil fuels to power plants, factories and vehicles, sulfur is released into the air.
This sulfur rises into the atmosphere in the form of gas called “sulfur dioxide”, a major air pollutant. When sulfur dioxide joins with atmospheric moisture, it forms sulfuric acid, one of the main components of acid rain.
O sulfur dioxide It is also produced in marshes and volcanoes, but in quantities that the environment can assimilate. There are currently huge amounts of polluting sources, making the rain more acid-laden, making it difficult for the environment to nullify its effects.
Rain causes damage to the leaves of plant species compromising agricultural production. It becomes more severe near large industrial concentrations, hits forests, fish and erode stone and concrete buildings, including faster-rusting weather-exposed metals such as bridges and steel buildings.