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Fitting a catalytic converter to a car can reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides by up to 90 percent, but they are very expensive, and cause more carbon dioxide to be released, which contributes to the greenhouse effect. Sulfur Dioxide emissions from power stations can be reduced before, during, or after combustion...
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All these methods for reducing acid gases are expensive, and have drawbacks, so laws have been passed to force businesses to use them. The best way to reduce them is not to use as much energy in the first place. By turning off the lights when you leave a room or not using a car for short trips, you can help reduce acid gases...
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