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BAN deicer chemicals that BURN and KILL our dogs in Milwaukee

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Please sign this petition to ask the City of Milwaukee to BAN the sale and use of the following poisons as deicers within the City of Milwaukee city limits. With Sodium chloride, (the least harmful deicer to dogs) commonly known as rock salt, available cheaply, there is no reason to allow the following products to be sold and used on PUBLIC Milwaukee, WI sidewalks. The following products chemically BURN skin, affecting our dogs in the extreme. Not only burning their paws on contact, their innate attempts to lick off the burning agent can poison them to death. Calcium chloride is produced in flakes, pellets and as a liquid. It is sometimes sprayed over rock salt to lower its melting temperature which further increases plant and soil exposure to salt damage. Even though it is considered to be practically non-toxic to aquatic life, it does increase algae growth which poses a problem for our waterways. Potassium chloride occurs naturally in the mineral form of Sylvite and can also be extracted from salt water. Ok, that’s a clue…more salt. It is also used as a fertilizer (muriate of Potash) and as a salt substitute. These chloride salts, although common choices, present their own set of problems. As a group they are corrosive to metal and concrete, damaging to plant material, a harmful skin irritant and Potentially Lethal to Pets. Your signature will help show the City of Milwaukee that we do not feel that the dangerous deicing chemicals mentioned should be allowed to be distributed where it can harm or kill our pets.

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