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Use Better De-icers

Steer clear of rock salt (sodium chloride) and urea-based de-icers. Not only can they pollute habitats with plant-killing runoff, but they can also corrode concrete, destroy your lawn (even a snow-covered one), and contaminate water supplies. Better bets? Sand, which provides traction without damaging salt-sensitive landscapes, and calcium chloride, which may still hurt vegetation, but is free of the cyanide present in rock salt.  For more green winter tips see: http://www.wholeliving.com/article/eco-friendly-winter-health-tips

By MPPL on February 18, 2011 Categories: Cold Weather, Consumer Choices

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