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Microplastics in Bottled Water & Sea Salt
Question: Is it true that there are bits of plastic in drinking water and specialty salts? How concerned should I be?
Answer: Due to manufacturing and pollution, it is true that tiny fragments and fibers of plastic, known as microplastics, are being found in foods and beverages such as sea salt, Himalayan salt, tap and bottled waters, and beers. Although it's not yet clear what effects they have on human health, it may be best to try to avoid exposure where possible. See the full answer to find out the concentrations of microplastic fragments in different salts, waters, and types of beer.