You don’t have to be an expert to help reduce salt pollution in America’s streams and drinking water. But by the end of this quick quiz, you’ll know more about this serious, but often overlooked problem. And it’s easy to get started in this unique Izaak Walton League program.
Applying salt and other chemicals to roads, sidewalks or parking lots can keep us safe during the winter. But it can be too much of good thing. Test your awareness about treating icy surfaces and why it matters.
Excessive amounts of chloride can enter streams, harming aquatic life, and eventually find its way into drinking water, which can harm human health. More than 118 million Americans depend on local streams for drinking water.
Some products marketed as pet-friendly are primarily chloride- or salt-based and can still cause harm.
- Order a free Salt Watch kit.
- Next, start monitoring your local streams. No training is required.
- Report your results so everyone can see and benefit from your help.
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