Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic

Related to SDG 3 Good Health & Well Being; SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation and SDG 14 Life Below Water.

“Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

Mason found Americans could be ingesting upwards of 660 particles of plastic each year, if they follow health officials’ advice to eat 2.3 grammes of salt per day. However, most Americans could be ingesting far more, as health officials believe 90% of Americans eat too much salt.”

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