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What's the best ice melt product?

By December 5, 2013

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There are so many ice-melt products on the market, it's enough to make your head spin. Not only do they all claim to work the best, they all claim to be "greener" than their competitors. Many of these claims of being green are nothing more than a marketing technique. When companies claim their product is "green" when it's not it's called "green-washing".

Sure, salt is a naturally occurring substance but is it safe for pets, plants and concrete? Ice melt labels are so loaded with claims of safety and effectiveness, never mind whether it's potassium, magnesium, sodium, or calcium chloride?

Most ice melt products are made from one, or a blend, of five products. Some chlorides are less corrosive and some lose effectiveness when it gets too cold. All ice melt products have their limits and advantages. It's best to have a blend that can take advantage of the benefits of multiple products.

Read more about ice melting products:

Treating Ice on Sidewalks and Driveways

Review of Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt

Read more about greenwashing:

How to Know if You've Been Greenwashed

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