Something else has been identified as a potential health hazard in our water. To add to the cocktail of potential contaminants that flow out of taps across America, salt has recently been identified as the latest water worry.
How Our Soil Gets Salty
Increased use of road salt is a major cause, as is mining, fossil-fuel production and the use of some fertilizers. The salt seeps into the ground where excessive sodium dislodges the stable soil minerals such as calcium and potassium, changing the composition of the soil itself.
Of course, whatever is in the soil will end up seeping through to our water supply. The salty water eventually trickles through the layers of …