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Road Salt And The Environment

Each winter drivers across North America depend on snowfighters to keep roads safe and clear. Road salt is the single most important winter maintenance material. A study conducted by Marquette University found that, when winter storms turn roads to ice, de-icing them with salt saves lives reducing accidents by 88 percent and injuries by 85… Read more »

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Sugar Not Salt Causes High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Journals from BMJ Press Release: 10 December 2014 OPEN HEART Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease Dietary guidelines should focus more on sugar, and less on salt, say doctors Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure… Read more »

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Water Softeners Save Homeowners Money

For many homeowners the biggest utility bill is electricity. Heating and cooling the home makes up nearly half of electricity costs, but the next biggest source is the water heater. Water heaters can account for up to 25 percent of total household energy use. Taking steps to improve the energy efficiency of a home with… Read more »

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Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children

Expectant moms already have plenty to worry about including keeping up with medical appointments and setting up a nursery. However, one very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine. Iodine is an essential element in healthy human life, enabling the… Read more »

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Where’s The Salt – Snow Magazine

Rob Thomas at Snow Magazine explores the reasons behind the apparent shortage of road salt and what localities and contractors can do to proepare for another winter. The full artcile is here. Snow Magazine 1 – Sept 2014

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Weight, not salt affects blood pressure

The September edition of the American Journal of Hypertension has an Interesting opening in a Commentary by Asayama, Stolarz-Skezypek, Persu and Staessen. “Until recently, the salt debate remained dominated by a select group of highly vocal global leaders whose goal is to impose their views through an unbalanced interpretation of so-called compelling evidence.” There are… Read more »

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption Is it sodium or is it salt? Is it grams, millimoles, ounces, milligrams or teaspoons? There are so many variations in the terms used in the ongoing salt debate, it’s no wonder that consumers are totally confused. It’s time to set the record straight. Salt is a molecule… Read more »

Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest

Research Finds Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (August 14, 2014) highlighted the latest research on the impact of sodium (salt) consumption. The first study by Mente A, O’Donnell MJ, Rangarajan S, et al., entitled, “Association of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood… Read more »

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