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Hidden plastics: just when you thought it was safe to dunk a teabag


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Spanish researchers found that all 21 types of sea and well salt they tested contained microplastics – typically polyethylene terephthalate, which is used to make plastic bottles. Similar results have been discovered by researchers in China, France and the US, showing how ubiquitous microplastics are in the environment. Table salt is usually mined, so should be free of plastics. However, this could be yet another reason to reduce your salt intake.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/15/hidden-plastics-the-five-lorna-codrai

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