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What is marble cancer??

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Asked by mahima mishra, 23 Jul '09 01:54 pm
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Marble marble cancer is cause due to chemical contents in the pollution mainly consisting of sulpher dioxide deposited on the marble surface absorbing oxygen and water vapor ,which would react with calcium in the marble stone forming surface disintegration and chaffing.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 23 Jul '09 02:06 pm

 
  
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Pollution has managed to do what 350 years of wars, invasions and natural disasters have failed to do. It has begun to mar the magnificent walls of the Taj Mahal, declared U.S. President Bill Clinton during his visit to the 17th-century monument in the city of Agra earlier this year.
Over the past two decades, the fate of the countrys foremost tourist attraction has repeatedly come into the spotlight. Time and time again, experts have warned that environmental pollution is eating away at the monument and discolouring its once translucent white marble. But the prescriptionto control pollution by relocating a number of industries around the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ), a 10,400 sq. km area around the monumentis pitting conservationists and environmentalists against business interests and unions. Besides the Taj Mahal, the zone includes two other world heritage monuments, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. So what should take precedencethe monument or the thousands of workers employed by th ...more
Answered by Magik, 23 Jul '09 01:54 pm

 
  
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This is the yellowing of the Taj Mahal which is being caused by air pollution, especially sulphur dioxide. Combined with oxygen and moisture, sulphur dioxide settles on the surface of the tomb and corrodes the marble, forming a fungus that experts refer to as marble cancer.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 23 Jul '09 01:55 pm

 
  
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Marble marble cancer is cause due to chemical contents in the pollution mainly consisting of sulpher dioxide deposited on the marble surface absorbing oxygen and water vapor ,which would react with calcium in the marble stone forming surface disintegration and chaffing.
This is the yellowing of the Taj Mahal which is being caused by air pollution, especially sulphur dioxide. Combined with oxygen and moisture, sulphur dioxide settles on the surface of the tomb and corrodes the marble, forming a fungus that experts refer to as marble cancer.
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Answered by kanika abrol, 06 Dec '10 05:56 pm

 
  
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The air pollutants have resulted in the corrosion of the marble of the Taj. This phenomenon is called
marble cancer
Answered by val lli raman, 12 Feb '13 04:31 pm

 
  
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