Is nitrogen bad for the environment?



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    Yes. When Nitrous Oxide reaches the stratosphere, not only does it destroy the atmosphere but it results in higher levels of UV radiation and increasing the risk of cataracts and skin cancer. Nitrous Oxide nearer to the Earth’s surface creatures smog, which has been linked to respiratory problems, lung damage, and increased risks of cancer. Also, Nitrogen oxides dissolve in atmospheric water, causing acid rain. The overuse of fertilizers containing nitrogen compounds can leach into rivers and streams, creating huge algae blooms(can eventually use up all the oxygen and eventually suffocates aquatic life).

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    Nitrous oxide is different from nitrogen. 78% of earth’s atmosphere is nitrogen, so clearly that is not ‘bad for the environment.’

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