- A recent study suggests that your salty caramel gelato or potato wedges have a little dash of “secret ingredient” in them — tiny bits of plastic, also known as microplastics.
- Scientists tested 16 popular brands of sea salt farmed from a long list of countries, including New Zealand, Iran, France, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa. Every single sample had microplastics in them, likely because microplastics can float on the ocean’s surface and get picked up by salt skimmers.
- Although the discovery is alarming, the microplastics weren’t detected in high concentrations. Read more (5/22/17)