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90% of Table Salt Is Contaminated With Microplastics

Health & Wellness  (tags: table salt, contaminated, microplastics, research, oceans, lakes, diet, health, healthcare, humans, study )

- 13 days ago -
The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that the average adult ingests about 2,000 microplastics per year due to the presence of plastics in the world's oceans and lakes.


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Derek Richardson (192)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 5:03 am
Thank you for sharing, sharing is caring.

Animae C (507)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 5:29 am
They examined 39 brands sold in 21 countries, but don't mention even one.
i use Himalayan rock salt, which isn't classified as 'table' salt but would like to know anyway.

Animae C (507)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 5:34 am
Found this ;

"Himalayan salt comes from ancient geological oceans, which may not have the same levels of pollution as salts extracted from much of world’s oceans these days."

Derry Richardson (38)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 6:57 am
Thank you.

Victoria P (115)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 8:59 am
Redmond "Real Salt" is also not microplastic polluted. I've been using it for years, kinda mild sweetish tasting ~♥~

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 10:41 am
Important information.
Thanks Lone

Glennis W (395)
Tuesday November 6, 2018, 4:11 pm
Very interesting Thank you gor caring and sharing Lone

Melania Padilla (124)
Wednesday November 7, 2018, 8:48 am
I read about this last week; it is all polluted in these times... I use coarse salt, not table, bur for sure it is contaminated....

S J (130)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 5:11 am
Table plastic though, meows

Freya H (345)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 8:24 pm
Our chickens have come home to roost.

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday November 14, 2018, 12:30 pm
Shocking. We have to do something to reduce our plastic consumption! I now have milk delivered to my door in glass bottles which I rinse and return, by a vehicle powered solely on electricity. It's more expensive, but I feel it is the right thing to do. I make my own cleaners, re-using the bought bottles. I am giving up showergel, and am going back to bars of soap. It's a start! Many thanks for sharing.
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