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    Default Microlastics Found In 90 Percent Of Table Salt

    Laura Parker
    October 17 2018

    A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know

    Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.

    Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a new analysis by researchers in South Korea and Greenpeace East Asia. Using prior salt studies, this new effort is the first of its scale to look at the geographical spread of microplastics in table salt and their correlation to where plastic pollution is found in the environment.

    Read more: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/e....testname=none
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    Default Re: Microlastics Found In 90 Percent Of Table Salt

    I think plastic has created a greater threat to the earth than anything else.

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    Default Re: Microlastics Found In 90 Percent Of Table Salt

    lizethwells, or oil/petroleum. Fossil fuels have given us the gift of climate change, the biggest threat of all.
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    I use Himalayan salt, surely plastic-free, as it is 800 million years old.
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    Yes, "pink" himalayan salt is the purest, cleanest, most nutritious of all, containing about 84 different minerals. I do, however, wonder if the plastic packaging that my salt comes in is somehow contaminating the salt.???

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    Default Re: Microlastics Found In 90 Percent Of Table Salt

    I recently used up my Celtic sea salt and replaced it with a 20 oz shaker of The Real Co., fine Himalayan pink rock salt, who claims it comes from a single mine. http://thereal.co/

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    Mr. Wizard, another possible source of plastic contamination may be the same plastic particles found in bottled water. (We reported on that earlier). Now I'm wondering whether it's even in the air we breathe. Are we becoming plastic people? IIRC, the surce of the plastic in bottled water had not been determined.
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