PARLEY.TV – If you’ve been meaning to cut back on your daily sodium intake, the results of an alarming new study should provide some fresh motivation: 90 percent of table salt brands worldwide contain microplastics.
Researchers from South Korea and Greenpeace East Asia analyzed the geographical spread of microplastics in table salts and correlations with plastic pollution in the environment.
They tested 39 salt brands; 36 contained microplastics.
According to the new study, the average adult consumes approximately 2,000 microplastics per year through salt. So, we’re all sprinkling tiny pieces of plastic all over our food. What does that mean for our health?
There are hundreds of studies on the pervasive nature of marine plastic pollution, but “major knowledge gaps” remain in scientific understanding of how microplastics impact human health.
In short, more research is needed — and so is more action to stop the cycle of pollution at its source … READ MORE.