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Unformatted text preview: human lungs and cause serious medical problems like cancer, brain damage, and death. These particles may either settle to the ground, be carried through the air by wind, rain, or snow. Other common pollutants like carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons have similar effects and methods of travel. Nitrogen dioxide is important in both the creation and removal of ozone from the air, and combines with certain hydrocarbons to create additional secondary pollutants. Acid deposition describes the way acidic material moves from the air to the ground, as wet deposition (seen in acid rain and acid fog), or dry deposition, where acidic particles settle into the ground without attaching to water droplets. Acid deposition is a problem because it causes erosion and soil nutritent deficiency....
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