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If you want the most relevant research on road salt in a concise, accurate and easy-to-read format, our one-page fact sheet may be exactly what you are looking for. Data cited is sourced, often with online links to original studies. Available in PDF format for easy printing, this fact sheet is a handy aid for journalists, public officials, researchers, students, and anyone interested in salt.

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One-page fact sheet on road salt
Problems:
  • More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 killed every year on snowy, slushy or icy pavement.
  • Snowstorms cost states as much as $700 million per day in both direct and indirect costs if roads are impassable.
Solutions:
  • Sensible use of salt, which reduces highway crashes 80% and injuries 85%.
  • Proactive snow and ice removal, an investment far less costly than the economic impact of road closures.
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