SEA SALT AROUND THE WORLD IS CONTAMINATED BY PLASTIC, STUDIES SHOW

MASON COLLABORATED WITH RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO EXAMINE MICROPLASTICS IN SALT, BEER AND DRINKING WATER.

PLASTICS ARE UBIQUITOUS, IN THE AIR, WATER, THE SEAFOOD WE EAT, THE BEER WE DRINK, THE SALT WE USE - PLASTICS ARE JUST EVERYWHERE .

"I hope what comes from this is not that [consumers] just switch brands and try to find something that's table salt or mined salt," Mason said. "People want to disconnect, and say, 'It's OK if I go to Starbucks everyday and get that disposable coffee cup ...' We have to focus on the flow of plastic and the pervasiveness of plastics in our society and find other materials to be using instead."

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...

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