Do you consume salt? There is microscopic plastic particles in sea salt. Salt is in a great deal of foods that we consume, even in an ice cream sandwich. Most salt comes from our oceans and our oceans are polluted with plastic.
Microscopic plastics are from plastic litter that is exposed to weathering and physicochemical or biological degradation processes that breaks down the plastic into smaller and smaller and smaller size pieces. We are even seeing nanometer plastic in our oceans from the tons of plastic waste. Plastic is not biodegradable. The potential harmful effects on ecosystems and humankind is only a guessing game now.
A study was published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, about 39 various globally salt brands evaluated. Only three of the salt brands studied did not contain any microplastic particles. Sea salt, which is still gathered by the ancient technique of evaporating seawater, was highest, followed by lake salt, then rock salt.
The two safest salts just might be Glacier salt and Himalayan salt. Glacier salt, aka namakier, which is a flow of salt created when a rising diapir in a salt dome breaches the surface of the Earth. These diapirs are rare and are a type of igneous intrusion.
Himalayan salt is rock salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan. This salt often has a pinkish color and is primarily used as a food additive to replace refined table salt. Additionally Himalayan salt is used for cooking and food presentation.
We have to realize that we have to learn the true issues ourselves. We have to protect our own health by not buying sea salt anymore and supporting any of the numerous projects that clean plastics out of our oceans. Don't lie to yourself that some government, politician, celebrity, non-profit, corporation or some make-believe super hero is going to save us. We are not told these truths because these truths don't make anyone money and the people with the microphones don't read scientific peer reviewed studies. They make up there own stories to entertain and cause more damage to our environment and humankind.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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