Toronto Area Waterways Getting Saltier.

The indiscriminate use of road salt  and salt-laced brine can push some Toronto area waterways to saline levels exceeding even that of the oceans, recent research indicates.

U.S. studies, too, around  large cities where winter weather is dealt with by putting salt on roadways, are indicating similar findings, and serious long-term implications, as fish and amphibian species are seriously impacted and declining.

If we need to drive cars in the winter on winter roads, we need to find alternative ways of dealing with these seasonal conditions…