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While common rock salt (sodium chloride) is the active ingredient in most low-priced ice melt, its use can be costly: It leaches into soil and waterways, corrodes concrete and metal, and poses a health risk to animals. To find a better choice, depending on where you need to use it, look past bold-print claims on deicer packaging and let the contents do the talking.
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