Posted on November 04, 2015

A new study has made an unsavoury finding about salt. Delicious, delectable salt, it turns out is packed with plastic.

Not packed in plastic, no, although it often is too. Rather, the salt we eat contains an alarming amount of microplastics.

Sea salt was found to contain as much as double the amount of microplastics (550 to 681 microplastic particles per kilogram of salt) as lake salt and up to triple the amount found in rock salt, according to a study of 15 brands of salt sold in China.

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