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Warnung! Microplastikpartikel in Speisesalz!
« on: October 29, 2015, 06:29:21 PM »

Das ist nur die Spitze auf dem Eisberg.

Der echt oberkrasse Hammer sind die Plastikpartikel in Steinsalz. Wie sind die da reingekommen!? Daß Plastikpartikel im Meer sind, ist seit Jahren bekannt. Aber wie kommen die Partikel in Grubensalz? Das stinkt. Da ist was verdammt oberfaul.

Wo kommen die vielen Gewürze und Salze in den Supermärkten her? Aus China. Das Umweltbundesamt und das BfR haben Hausaufgaben zu machen, aber dalli!

Microplastic pollution in table salts from China

Dongqi Yang, Huahong Shi, Lan Li, Jiana Li, Khalida Jabeen, and Prabhu Kolandhasamy
Environ. Sci. Technol., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03163
Publication Date (Web): October 20, 2015
Copyright © 2015 American Chemical Society


Microplastics have been found in seas all over the world. We hypothesize that sea salts might contain microplastics because they are directly supplied by seawater. To test our hypothesis, we collected 15 brands of sea salts, lake salts and rock/well salts from supermarkets throughout China. The microplastics content was 550-681 particles/kg in sea salts, 43-364 particles/kg in lake salts and 7-204 particles/kg in rock/well salts. In sea salts, fragments and fibers were the prevalent types of particles compared with pellets and sheets. Microplastics measuring less than 200 μm represented the majority of the particles, accounting for 55% of the total microplastics, and the most common microplastics were polyethylene terephthalate, followed by polyethylene and cellophane in sea salts. The abundance of microplastics in sea salts was significantly higher than that in lake salts and rock salts. This result indicates that sea products, such as sea salts, are contaminated by microplastics. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on microplastic pollution in abiotic sea products.

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    Received: June 30, 2015

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