Detrimental Effects of Magnesium chloride on Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

A recent study done by a team of scientists from Colorado State University and Colorado Parks & Wildlife determined that magnesium chloride, when applied to roadways, can ultimately have detrimental effects on important aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates (Kotalik, et al. 2017). Aquatic macroinvertebrates are important to fish, amphibians, and other wildlife as a food source. Benthic macroinvertebrates are small organisms that... read more »

Earthbind®, the Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Chlorides for Dust Control

Magnesium and calcium chloride are commonly used as a dust suppressant agent on unpaved roads in the western parts of the United States during the spring and summer. Likewise, chlorides are used extensively for deicing/anti-icing on paved roads during the winter. Chlorides are often used as a dust control agent since they are hygroscopic and deliquescent -- the ability to... read more »