In reply and response to your letter by Hans Hub of Ketchum, "Salt For Foods, Not Roads," may I tell you that scientists from all around this planet have done tests on just this subject, but what people do not realize is it is not the salt that is destroying everything from trees to buildings, it is the
pollution from the vehicles that is the culprit.
Scientists have explained that anyone who lives along-side the roadways are being infected with new ailments due to the emission of lethal fumes from the vehicles that travel on those roadways. The trees are in fact dying at an alarming rate and salt is not to blame.
When car washes were built, it is mandated that the water that they use must be recycled or they will not be allowed to open up for business, as this is
Pollution is the "bad guy here" not "the salt." The amount of traffic that sits idle and the amount of pollution that is generated is staggering on any given day knowing that Sun Valley as well as the sur-rounding areas are building to meet the population expected. After all, this is "a resort town," with only Highway 75 leading into and out of the area. Semi trucks are the worst of the problem as they utilize die-sel fuel. Automobiles driving through and sitting idle are also a contributing factor.
May I suggest Hans Hub that you research before you stand at the podium and lay blame where blame is not due or war-ranted. Are you also aware that sand in its natural state con-tains salt?
Have a better day Hans Hub, and do us all a huge favor, think before you speak.