Your Table Salt May Contain Plastic

Your Table Salt May Contain Plastic

Kelli Foster
Nov 6, 2015
(Image credit: The Atlantic)

We use salt every day to season the food we cook and eat. But rarely, if ever, do we give a second thought to what's actually in our salt. It's a straightforward ingredient, so why would we?

Here's a reason: A recent study conducted in China found various brands of table salt to contain plastic. This stems from microplastic pollutants in the ocean, although salt mines and briny lakes were also found to be affected.

While this study only shows findings on salt sold in China, it is unclear whether or not salt in the U.S. is affected, or if this contaminated salt has any health repercussions.

Read more: Most Table Salt Is Probably Full of Plastic from The Atlantic

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