We rely on road salt in the winter to keep our roads safe and drivable .
But it turns out road salt may cause harm to the environment and human health. Road salt breaks down into sodium and chloride ions, which can migrate to our waterways or be ingested by animals . Beet wastewater, cheese brine, pickle juice and potato juice are all being studied as a road salt alternative, but more research needs to be done. What do you think of these alternatives?