Is sea salt really safe?
With huge amounts of plastics dumped into our seas every year, is sea salt really as safe as we think it is? Watch the video to find out more.
Plastic pollution is finding its way into the food chain through sea salt in our diet
Majority of the contamination comes from microfibres and single-use plastic bottles
Approx. 13 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year – equal to dumping 1 garbage truck of plastics every minute
According to study done on salt bought in US stores, consumers could be ingesting 660 particles of plastics each year
Plastic bisphenol A has been found in 95% of the US population
Global demand for plastics is expected to quadruple by 2050
The plastics threat now rivals climate change
Another study that tested 21 types of table salt found plastic in ALL of them
Sea salt is more vulnerable to plastic contamination because its made through dehydration of seawater