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Fog in areas of southern California previously thought to be pollution-free has been shown to have a pH as low as 1.69. It has been found to be most acidic after smoggy days, suggesting that it forms on the aerosol associated with the previously exiting smog. Studies on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks show that fog water is often 10 times as acidic as rainwater. As a result of their studies, California plans to spend $4 million on acid deposition research in the coming year. (JMT)
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5653230
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Environ. Sci. Technol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 17:3
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United States
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English
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54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACID RAIN; PH VALUE; FOG; AEROSOLS; AIR POLLUTION; CALIFORNIA; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; NEW YORK; RAIN WATER; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; FEDERAL REGION II; FEDERAL REGION IX; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; RAIN; SOLS; USA; WATER 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)