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Main Title Effects of Acid Precipitation in North America.
Author Glass, N. R. ; Glass, G. E. ; Rennie, P. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-348;
Stock Number PB82-128117
Additional Subjects North America ; Toxicology ; Air pollution ; United States ; Reprints ; Acid rain ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Precipitation washout
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NTIS  PB82-128117 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Recent evidence indicates that acid rain is a growing environmental phenomenon of potentially far reaching consequences and increasing geographical extent in North America. Acid rain is but one aspect of the broader problem of atmospheric deposition which includes snow, fog, and dry deposition of material. First noticed and studied in the Scandinavian countries, acid precipitation has now been well documented in the United States, first in the Northeast and now more recently throughout much of the United States east of the Mississippi River. Numerous streams and lakes in regions with poorly buffered soils have become devoid of fish, have an impoverished aquatic flora and fauna, and are changing toward conditions of low aquatic productivity. Evidence also indicates that acid precipitation may cause damage to forest growth, crop production, and man-made materials such as buildings, metals, paints, and statuary.