Weather Events

Can acid rain harm humans?
Answered by Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Channel

    Discovery Channel

  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.

    More answers from Discovery Channel »



Still Curious?
  • What are some common types of volcanoes?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

  • What are the different types of lightning?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

  • What was the worst blizzard in Buffalo, N.Y.?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

Advertisement

What are you curious about?

Image Gallery