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Once the PH goes either side of neutral, the water starts to pick up minerals. A little is ok, but too much makes the water undrinkable.

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Does ozone affect pH?

No, ozone does not affect PH of water. However as ozone is a powerful oxidizer it can oxidize compounds in the water that may indirectly change the PH of the water.

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Does dry ice change the pH of water it is in?

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How does acid rain affect life in water?

As acid rain is acidic in nature it will change the pH of lakes and rivers also which will affect the aquatic life in them

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