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Did you know that you are eating 2,000 micro-plastic each year through table salt?

According to a recent study conducted by Greenpeace, more than 90% of the table salt brands in the world contain micro plastics.

The Greenpeace analysis examined 39 brands of table salt and found that 36 contained micro-plastics.

That means that every time you sprinkle a little salt on your food, it is very likely that there is a little plastic micro portion on your plate.

Micro-plastics are no bigger than a grain of salt, and most of the time they turn out to be invisible to the human eye.

The same study estimates that the average adult consumes 2,000 pieces of micro plastic salt each year.

A previous report estimated that the average person consumes 70,000 micro-plastics each year in general, and another study found that tap water and bottled water sources contain micro-plastic particles more frequently.


As you can see then the plastic is overwhelming the global environment, damaging both marine and terrestrial animals and the latter includes us.

The highest concentrations of micro-plastics were found in Asian brands, where sea salt had more micro plastic density than rock salt or lake.

Indonesia, has been classified as the second most polluted country in the world and consequently register the most plagued salt of plastics.

To date, scientists have determined that more than 50 billion micro-plastics are in the world's oceans, that's more than 500 times the number of stars in our galaxy.

Currently even insects carry micro-plastics when they fly around.

Micro plastics also are often produced for use in beauty products such as exfoliating devices, but they are also generated through the natural decomposition of plastics in the environment.

As plastics degrade, they break into smaller and smaller pieces. As plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, these micro-plastics accumulate in the atmosphere.


Although it seems curious, other times the micro plastics are created through daily practices and home. For example, a single load of laundry in the washing machine can release 700,000 plastic fibers in the air.

While scientists are still not sure of the health consequences of ingesting so much plastic, it is known that plastic is composed of substances toxic to human health.

The micro-plastics become a magnet for pollution when they are in the environment, collecting agricultural pesticides, chemicals from industrial plants, greenhouse gas emissions and more.


In this regard, Peter Thomson, president of the UN General Assembly, expressed: "The ocean is the lifeblood of our planet, however, we are poisoning it with millions of tons of plastic each year, it is time to start a global action plan that incorporates and establishes a tax on plastic bags and a ban on micro pearls in cosmetics, if you want to maintain the integrity of life in the ocean. "

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