Sea water microplastic in popular salt brands, reveals IIT-B study
Fonte: Hindustan Times
Researchers said the study has not named individuals brands because microplastic was found as a result of background sea pollution, and not during the process of extraction or manufacturing salt.
Most table salts sold in India are likely to contain microplastics from polluted sea water, a first-of-its-kind study for the country by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has revealed.
A two-member team from the institute’s Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) found 626 microplastic particles — of which 63% comprised plastic fragments and 37% plastic fibres — in samples of popular salt brands in India.
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