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Microplastics in Specialty Salts and Drinking Water

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.

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Steven17288   November 5, 2018
I wonder about Celtic Salt, my favorite

Robert17281   November 5, 2018
Just last week I speculated that Himalayan Pink salt would be free from microplastics since it is mined from deposits. The contamination must occur during processing. Perhaps at this point the list of products without plastic is growing very short.

Shawn17282   November 5, 2018
Same here. And equally disappointed.

jeffrey17292   November 7, 2018
This is all too much bad news. Ought to have a special bad new warning sector on this Great site !
Jeff


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