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Magnesium chloride (MgCl2) occurs naturally in the ocean and in some ancient sea beds around the world. In North America, it has been found in the brine of the Great Salt Lake, in Utah. Here we harvest magnesium chloride there, using only the sun, wind and gravity, at our environmentally friendly solar evaporation plant.
It is also the best deicer for sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots, because it is less corrosive and gentle on concrete and vegetation. Its pet-safe characteristics make it ideal for home ice melting use.
We enhance several of our ice melt blend products with magnesium chloride.
Salt, or sodium chloride, occurs naturally all over the Earth, and it has even been found in meteors and on Mars.
The Earth’s ocean water is 2.7 percent salt, and huge underground deposits of solid salt are located in many locations around the world. There is so much salt found underground and in saline waters that the supply is almost inexhaustible. In fact, geologists estimate that salt from the United States alone could provide all the salt the world needs for the next 100,000 years.
Salt is a proven and economical tool in combating snow and ice on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.
Through the responsible transformation of the earth’s natural resources, we help keep people safer while being committed to our stewardship of the environment.
We have several products that meet the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Standard. Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.
EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of these products. The Safer Choice logo signifies that the products’ formulas, as Compass Minerals has represented it to the EPA, contain ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on Compass Minerals, its integrity and good faith, for information on the products’ composition, ingredients and attributes. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the products’ formula, nor evaluated any of Compass Minerals non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice provides its evaluation only as to the products’ human health and environmental characteristics, as specified in the Standard and based on currently available information and scientific understanding.