Saturday, March 10, 2018

Getting Salty

Last week, I couldn’t believe the amount of salt someone had deposited on a sidewalk. It looked like they wanted to skip salting the next storm and all the ones to follow. How much is too much? Granted, salt melts ice on slippery sidewalks, but you don’t need a cupful dumped in one spot to do the job. That’s called overkill. Too much salt can be bad for the body and it kills your concrete by pitting it with divots and pockets.

On the other hand, thousands of years ago salt offered tremendous benefits by preserving foods, and then there’s this phenomena: 

Depending on the circumstances, too much of a good thing can be detrimental. Where can you exercise greater balance and better judgement? 

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