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Thought Sea Salt Was Healthy? Sea Salt Around The World Is Contaminated By Microplastics

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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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And, it isn't just sea-salt, but seafood, beer, water, etc. Most of it appears to be coming from single-use plastics such as water bottles and most of us in the US are ingesting it daily.

www.theguardian.com...




“Not only are plastics pervasive in our society in terms of daily use, but they are pervasive in the environment,” said Sherri Mason, a professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, who led the latest research into plastic contamination in salt. Plastics are “ubiquitous, in the air, water, the seafood we eat, the beer we drink, the salt we use – plastics are just everywhere”.

“Everybody is being exposed to some degree at any given time, from gestation through death,” researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Arizona State University wrote in 2013. “Detectable levels of [the plastic] bisphenol A have been found in the urine of 95% of the adult population of the United States.”



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New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment.

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.

Following this week’s revelations in the Guardian about levels of plastic contamination in tap water, new studies have shown that tiny particles have been found in sea salt in the UK, France and Spain, as well as China and now the US.

Researchers believe the majority of the contamination comes from microfibres and single-use plastics such as water bottles, items that comprise the majority of plastic waste. Up to 12.7m tonnes of plastic enters the world’s oceans every year, equivalent to dumping one garbage truck of plastic per minute into the world’s oceans, according to the United Nations.




posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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Are we slowly become fake plastic people in fake plastic world filled with fake plastic trees?




posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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Detectable levels of [the plastic] bisphenol A have been found in the urine of 95% of the adult population of the United States.” 


Did they pee test the entire adult population of america?



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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And if it aint bisphenol A.... its glyphosate...

Lose/Lose



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: SolAquarius

Love love love that song. Thanks for the memories



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: chadderson
And if it aint bisphenol A.... its glyphosate...

Lose/Lose

Not only but most every product we use is from oil, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, paint, fertilizer, clothing, road asphalt, etc., etc.

ETA:

partial list


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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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Another good reason to use mined Himalayan
Sea Salt! We've used it for years, ever since first reading about all the health benefits. We buy the chunks & grind our own.

Apparently the microbeads in toothpaste & body washes are plastic & causing big problems too! Are they really even necessary? They can get stuck in-between teeth & gums & cause inflammation too!

I don't understand why more isn't being done with hemp. I read an article that said anything that's made of plastic, can be made from hemp. And it's renewable & biodegradable! That would save more petroleum for fuel. After all, it's a finite resource! Plus it would be so much better for the environment! Win/Win! Of course, less, quick profit for the oil companies. Which is probably the main reason!

But we really, really need to become better stewards of our planet, before it's too late.
If it isn't already!

WOQ


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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 02:35 PM
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Yeah but microplastics are not bad for you.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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Very disturbing information.

Seems totally plausible.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: TheMZA
Yeah but microplastics are not bad for you.


Cognitive dissonance.....



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: TheMZA
Yeah but microplastics are not bad for you.


Cognitive dissonance.....


I don't think you know what that means



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

This is why I use Himalayan rock salt. Sure it is millions of years old that somehow has an expiry date but at least it doesn't have 'empty Gatorade bottle' flavor.

Salt is overrated and is best served with rotten tomatoes if you catch my drift. Rock salt is the way to go IMO.


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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: infolurker

This is why I use Himalayan rock salt. Sure it is millions of years old that somehow has an expiry date but at least it doesn't have 'empty Gatorade bottle' flavor.

Salt is overrated and is best served with rotten tomatoes if you catch my drift. Rock salt is the way to go IMO.



Ah the rock salt that comes in the plastic bottle wth the plastic cap?



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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Isn't a lot of salt mined from around the Danikill Depression salt flat? Hasn't been an ocean there in a long time.

www.afarsalt.com...



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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Face it, we are screwed. That plastic in women's makeup is in the great lakes. fifty years ago there was not nearly as much plastic being used.

Within fifty years people and many animals might be extinct.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: kamatty

Did they pee test the entire adult population of america?


Did you not get your pee test kit in the mail?

Actually test like this are conducted throughout the country on smaller sample sizes to get an idea of the larger population.

But rest assured, microplastics are, and will continue to be a major contributor to the deterioration of human health. Plastic is in almost everything you consume.
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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: kamatty

Detectable levels of [the plastic] bisphenol A have been found in the urine of 95% of the adult population of the United States.” 


Did they pee test the entire adult population of america?






Here they do testing at the sewerage plants, they can test entire communities at the time to see what drugs they are taking and I imagine how much plastic they are injesting .



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: kamatty

Detectable levels of [the plastic] bisphenol A have been found in the urine of 95% of the adult population of the United States.” 


Did they pee test the entire adult population of america?






Here they do testing at the sewerage plants, they can test entire communities at the time to see what drugs they are taking and I imagine how much plastic they are injesting .


Then the government does nothing with all the evidence they collect. They will not challenge the misguided way we are led to believe is safe. They allowed this to happen, that is why they will not do anything. They accepted a lot of practices and products without properly evaluating them.

There is a lot more bad to plastic containers than the one chemistry they keep saying is of concern. There are at minimum three chemicals that leach into our food and the two others are just as bad combined as BPA. When they lower BPA, they have to raise the other two.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I completely agree, the convenience of plastic is literally killing us, our entire food delivery system is based on plastic.

There is vice documentary where they go out looking for the island of garbage that is visible by satellite.

They don't find it, they find that the plastic is ground up into a thin invisible layer that sits on the surface if the water, the fish eat all the colored plastics thinking its food leaving just the clear plastics and of course making their way through the food chain



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: rickymouse

I completely agree, the convenience of plastic is literally killing us, our entire food delivery system is based on plastic.

There is vice documentary where they go out looking for the island of garbage that is visible by satellite.

They don't find it, they find that the plastic is ground up into a thin invisible layer that sits on the surface if the water, the fish eat all the colored plastics thinking its food leaving just the clear plastics and of course making their way through the food chain


Just because plastic is considered acceptable by our society does not mean it is safe. It lines cans we get food in, it is used in our kitchens, it is used to wrap food and transfer food commercially. Just because you get your cheese and lunchmeat from the deli in a paper wrap still doesn't mean it was not wrapped in plastic. They use it to keep the meat fresh from the food processing plant.

Plastic for food has antimicrobial chemistry in it to deter spoilage, it is released by the plastic. This is intentionally built into the plastic and some times is worse on our health than adding stuff to the product. This does not have to be told on the ingredients label either. This preservation chemistry is wide spread. It is sometimes on the paper used to wrap meats too. We buy our half cow, certified grass fed organic from some people we know, and the processing plant uses organic based cleaning chemicals and also the paper does not have this chemistry. There are a half dozen people who grow organic here that use that facility, they got together and discussed the paper and chemical stuff with the processing plant and the plant started to use the real paper and cleaning fluid on everyone's meat. Everyone benefits. It did raise the cost of processing a couple of cents per pound HW, but I think everyone in the area using the facility is happy with this, they know that their food will be better, after all, go through all the work of making better than commercial beef then stick it in wrap that is bad for you. I talked to the owner of the plant and they said most of their customers liked the change.

It costs about ten bucks on a half a head of beef, that is not much. Then it is better for the environment too. Now there is organically certified plastic if you want the beef shrinkwrapped, I don't like that because it keeps sliding out my upright freezer. That process costs about twenty five cents a pound hanging weight, some people like that, I don't, I had it done one year and never again. It is too slippery and I like my freezer organized, not many baskets in it.

I grew up in the sixties, I used to go dig bottles in the old dumps from before the fifties, there was very little plastic in the dumps those days. Our whole society has gone bonkers and everyone is at risk for diseases and cancers because of multiple chemistry changes in our food supply, too many changes. Now, the fish we eat might have plastic in it, how depressing it is getting.



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