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Rain having a pH less than 5.6. The acidity results from chemical reactions occurring when water, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, generally released by industrial processes, are chemically transformed into sulphuric and nitric acids. (Source: GEMET/DUNSTE)
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Scientific Assessment Report - UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution - Summary for policy makers

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