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Title: Toxicological impacts of roadway deicers on aquatic resources and human health: A review
Abstract Practitioner points

Pollution from the more » increasing use of roadway deicers may have detrimental effects on the environment.

Of particular concern are the acute and cumulative risks that chloride salts pose to aquatic species.

Chloride salts are water‐soluble, very difficult to remove, highly mobile, and non‐degradable.

Deicers cause water stratification, change the chemicophysical properties of water, and affect aquatic species and human health.

Current guidelines may not be appropriate for environmental protection and need to be revised.

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Water Environment Research
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p. 1855-1881
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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