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Sulphur Dioxide Details

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Abbreviation
SO2
What is it?
A colourless gas with a sharp odour, like that of a struck match. It is produced by the burning of sulphur-bearing fuels such as oil and coal.
What does it do?
High concentrations can damage plants, and corrode metals. It can irritate the eyes, throat, and lungs. It also contributes to acid rain, which impacts sensitive lakes and rivers.

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