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Descriptor in English: Acid Rain
Descriptor in Spanish: Lluvia Ácida
Descriptor in Portuguese: Chuva Ácida
Descriptor in French: Pluies acides
Entry term(s): Acid Rains
Rain, Acid
Rains, Acid
Tree number(s): D20.050
G16.500.175.859.050
G16.500.275.063.725.395.050
G16.500.750.775.450.050
N06.230.300.100.725.450.050
N06.230.520.050
N06.850.460.790.410.050
SP4.016.177.038.414
SP8.473.654.587.602.572.461
Scope note: Acidic water usually pH 2.5 to 4.5, which poisons the ecosystem and adversely affects plants, fishes, and mammals. It is caused by industrial pollutants, mainly sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, emitted into the atmosphere and returning to earth in the form of acidic rain water.
Annotation: specify geog if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
EC economics
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
PO poisoning
SN statistics & numerical data
TO toxicity
History Note: 89
See also the descriptors: Transboundary Pollution DeCS
DeCS UI: 23552
Descriptor UI: D015258
Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1988/05/17
Revision Date: 2016/06/02
Acid Rain - Preferred
Concept UI M0023498
Scope note Acidic water usually pH 2.5 to 4.5, which poisons the ecosystem and adversely affects plants, fishes, and mammals. It is caused by industrial pollutants, mainly sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, emitted into the atmosphere and returning to earth in the form of acidic rain water.
Preferred term Acid Rain
Entry term(s) Acid Rains
Rain, Acid
Rains, Acid



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