Well depending on the amount and location of the salt or vitamin a, they can be very toxic or even lethal substances.
Hypervitaminosis A for example can cause a plethora of symptoms ranging from vomiting to softening of the skull.
An abundance of salt in the system will lead to hypernatremia; a condition capable of inducing coma's, seizures and even death.
Posted: 8/10/2012 8:52:50 AM
Hedderson said on Open Line a few days ago that this product is no more dangerous than table salt or vitamin A, and it's totally safe to drink. But they provide a buffer zone when using it, double what the manufacturar recommends. And people applying it have to use PPE for safety. Makes me wonder how safe this stuff is. What a refreshing change it would be to hear something, anything, from this government that we could believe!
Posted: 8/10/2012 6:37:10 AM
what is the governments cost and what is the taxpayers cost and what is the cost to eat and breath right and if that is not it what is the problem????
Posted: 8/9/2012 7:23:51 PM
Why not me? :
Ok. This is fine, I have no issue with this at all from the government, but Please bring back my 24D so I can spray my lawn with killex. The only thing that seems to not be dying with the heat is the weeds!
Posted: 8/9/2012 7:12:23 PM
Working man needs to work on that reading comprehension or else I missed the part of the article that suggested substituting a herbicide in place of salt.
And if you think about it there's prolly a good point here. NaCl aka salt is sodium (an explosive metal) bonded with chlorine (a poisonous gas)
Posted: 8/9/2012 3:55:39 PM
To Pierre.... :
Pierre....I don't think you get it. If its not any more harmful the "table salt or Vitamin B" as the ill informed Gov says, why the need for special PPE?
I don't need to gear up to put salt on my fries.
Posted: 8/9/2012 2:52:16 PM
Db...you don't get it. Its the way you apply the chemical that can be harmful. The people applying the chemical on the roadside will be using the appropriate PPE and applying it safely. PS...welding is harmful too if you don't wear the appropriate PPE and do it properly.
Posted: 8/9/2012 2:44:26 PM
The minister has missed the mark. Safe for road side, ball fields and golf course but if my lawn is a mess I cant spray these very same products? Because of health concerns..... thats what the minister of environment said last year when they put the ban in place. What double speak and bs
Posted: 8/9/2012 11:37:50 AM
Mr. Ed :
People running this province is clueless. They pay people to cut brush along our highways and persons with a wood cutting permit are only permitted to cut wood 300 feet from the centre line on the highway, How can this make sense? Now we cannot use 24D on our lawns but it's safe to use it alongside the highway. It seems like we are dealing with used car salesmen when we hear from politicans.
Posted: 8/9/2012 11:19:20 AM
Working man :
What incrediable BS on the part of government... I use table salt daily and have Vitimin A in my once a day vitimin.... Is the minister seriously suggesting that we substitute Agent White for our health??
Posted: 8/9/2012 11:08:50 AM
The herbicide doesn't need work , people do. After abitibi closed there must be some equipment and operators out there in need of work. Let them clear the highway and put some Gov't money back to where it comes from.