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Can acid rain harm humans?
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  1. Yes, acid rain can be harmful to humans but probably not in the ways you might think. Although acid rain can dissolve stone, kill aquatic animals and weaken trees, it does not harm humans in the same way. Drops of acid rain on our skin feel no different from regular raindrops. However, the nitrate and sulfate particulates in acid rain can cause respiratory distress and heart problems.

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