In the salt was plastic

The journal Environmental Science Technology has published the data obtained in the study of scientific experts from Korea. They found that almost all of the salt purchased by the visitors of the supermarkets, contains micro-particles of plastic.

Conducted analyses of samples of salt from 39 manufacturers showed that 36 of them are plastic particles. The highest concentration of micro-particles of plastic have different salt of marine origin. Stone and lake salt according to the degree of contamination of that substance was in second and third place respectively.

According to the researchers, this discovery is a telling indicator of water pollution due to human activities. The twentieth century is the “century of plastics”. In the second half of the production cost-effective and practical material made up of a boom, with about posledstviyakh of plenty almost wonder. Our time is almost non-biodegradable plastics found in nature everywhere. The biggest source of water on the planet, the Pacific ocean, called “one of the biggest garbage patches” because of the content of plastic (it is estimated that the ocean contains up to 20 thousand tons of plastic).

The authors noted that the plastic particles are often found in organisms of marine life falling to the table as seafood, thus increasing the risk to the human body. Plastic particles can provoke asthma, hormonal disorders, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer.

Earlier Magicforum wrote about the fact that the majority of people constantly consume plastic, without even knowing it.