[PHI] NBC10 First Alert Severe Weather Central

PHI

Councilman: Rock Salt Inefficient, Dangerous. Try Beet Juice

By Jared Shelly | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 9:11 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Rock Salt Dangerous, Try Beet Juice: Councilman

Getty Images

Beets These red veggies are high in foliate.

advertisement

During this snowy, icy winter, rock salt is on a lot of people's minds — especially Councilman Jim Kenney. He is calling for a hearing to see if there is a better option to melt ice.

He's particularly worried that the salt might cause health problems for dogs or small children. Here's more from an interview with a Philly station:

“The research we’ve done and the people we’ve talked to say that if they ingest too much, it can cause liver failure, pancreatic failure,” Kenney notes... Another concern for Kenney is whether the city lays the salt down too soon in advance of a storm:

Related Stories

“I’ve talked to people from cities that have a lot of snow. They don’t usually lay the rock salt down until the snow has started to fall. I’ve noticed here in Philadelphia we’ve been laying it down a day before the snow even starts.” Read more about this story on PBJ.com.

For more breaking business news go to PBJ.com

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out