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Started by JohnIlly on 12-Sep-2017 09:38:39
Sea salt is contaminated by plastic particles

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/0
8/sea-salt-around-world-contaminated-by-plastic-studies


I always knew I was right to use salt from ancient seas where the only contaminant is dinosaur crap.

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fenderstrat - 12 Sep 2017 09:40:12 (#1 of 41)

Is that what makes it pink?

JohnIlly - 12 Sep 2017 09:42:14 (#2 of 41)

I thought that was Himalayan salt.

machiavelli - 12 Sep 2017 09:46:54 (#3 of 41)

I always knew I was right to use salt from ancient seas where the only contaminant is dinosaur crap.

Pretty much my rationale.

RosyLovelady - 12 Sep 2017 09:49:47 (#4 of 41)

Apparently there's no such thing as sea salt. I forget who harangued me about this here a few months ago, but (s)he insisted it was true.

Vendor - 12 Sep 2017 09:50:33 (#5 of 41)

Bill's the salt expert, was it him?

RosyLovelady - 12 Sep 2017 09:51:30 (#6 of 41)

No, one of the wibbly woozers, I think.

browserbutton - 12 Sep 2017 09:52:24 (#7 of 41)

Pink Himalayan sea salt actually comes from the Punjab region.

fenderstrat - 12 Sep 2017 09:57:43 (#8 of 41)

It's Islamic salt.

RosyLovelady - 12 Sep 2017 09:58:19 (#9 of 41)

Halal salt is fine with me.

fenderstrat - 12 Sep 2017 09:59:06 (#10 of 41)

That's how it all starts, rosy.

Anthony16 - 12 Sep 2017 10:56:12 (#11 of 41)

How about rock salt?

machiavelli - 12 Sep 2017 11:01:00 (#12 of 41)

It's extracted from Rock Lobster.

JohnIlly - 12 Sep 2017 11:06:08 (#13 of 41)

How about rock salt?

That was sea salt several hundred million years ago.

Anthony16 - 12 Sep 2017 11:23:25 (#14 of 41)

So clean?

RosyLovelady - 12 Sep 2017 11:26:46 (#15 of 41)

But if there's no such thing as sea salt, there can be no such thing as rock salt either. No wonder everyone's been dying for all these years. We've been fobbed off with plastic granules in a variety of colourful packages.

browserbutton - 12 Sep 2017 13:26:45 (#16 of 41)

Actually, the article does not appear to conclude that these tiny particles in salt are harmful to humans.

“There is no clear effect on human health because there are no studies on that subject,” said Juan Conesa, a professor

However, it is well known that excessive SALT is harmful to humans.

Macpaddy - 12 Sep 2017 13:30:34 (#17 of 41)

So the plastic may actually be beneficial by thinning out the amount of salt you actually use.

browserbutton - 12 Sep 2017 13:31:15 (#18 of 41)

It might just pass through the gut as roughage.

There's a good project for an eager research student...

RosyLovelady - 12 Sep 2017 13:42:14 (#19 of 41)

Salt was briefly rehabilitated in a Today programme item about a month ago, but I expect it's dangerous to life again by now. Is plastic salt more or less dangerous than the real thing? concerned citizens enquire.

browserbutton - 12 Sep 2017 13:44:52 (#20 of 41)

I believe it to be beneficial if taken regularly with tequila and lime.

However, this recommendation should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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