Microplastics – Presence in Salt Studied

According the abstract of a paper published November 5, 2020 in the journal Springer Nature by researchers with the UK University of Hull  “… We have undertaken a systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis to identify all relevant research on MP contamination of salt intended for human consumption … MP contamination of salt varied significantly between four origins, sea salt … lake salt … [and[ rock and well salt …

The majority of samples were found to be contaminated by MPs. Corresponding potential human exposures are estimated … confirming salt as a carrier of MPs. A bespoke risk of bias (RoB) assessment tool was used to appraise the quality of the studies, with studies demonstrating moderate to low RoB.

These results suggest that a series of recurring issues need to be addressed in future research regarding sampling, analysis and reporting to improve confidence in research findings …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastic