from Volcanoes - John Seach
Acid rain contains a pH of less than
4 and is produced by rain water falling through volcanic emissions.
The rain, with a pH between 1.5 and
3.5 (pure water has a neutral pH of 7), has the corrosive property of battery
The plume cloud also contains tiny
glass fragments that can irritate the eyes and, in rare cases, cause permanent
Dangers of acid rain to local inhabitants
Communities living close to active
volcanoes may be affected by drinking acid rainwater.
Gastrointestinal upsets are common
in such areas. The long term health effects of acid rain are unknown.
Copyright John Seach