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Mercury in Sea Salt!
The healthy trend now is to consume more organic and natural products and less of manufactured food where possible. However, in the process,
it is important, to remember and to make sure the natural products consumed are clean and not contaminated. One clear example is
Sea salt, obtained by the evaporation of seawater, is used in cooking and cosmetics. Historically called bay salt, its mineral content gives
it a different taste from table salt, which is pure sodium chloride, usually refined from mined rock salt (halite) or from sea salt. Areas
that produce specialized sea salt include the Cayman Islands, Greece, France, Ireland, Colombia, Sicily, Apulia in Italy, Maldon in Essex UK,
and Hawaii, Maine, Utah, the San Francisco Bay, and Cape Cod in the United States. Generally more expensive than table salt, it is commonly
used in gourmet cooking and specialty potato chips, particularly the kettle cooked variety.
The principle of the production is the evaporation of the water from the brine of the sea. In warm and dry climates this may be done entirely
by solar energy, but in other climates fuel must be used. For this reason, sea salt production is now almost entirely an industry of
Mediterranean and other warm, dry climates.
The dilute brine of the sea was largely evaporated by the sun, and the concentrated slurry of salt and mud was scraped up. The slurry was
washed with clean sea water so that the impurities settled out of the now concentrated brine. This was poured into shallow pans lightly baked
from the local marine clay, which were set on fist-sized clay pillars over a peat fire for the final evaporation. The dried salt was then
scraped out and sold.
Sea salt and table salt have the same nutritional value. The real differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste and texture.
Table salt is typically from rock salt, which is mined from mineral deposits. Sea salt is available in fine or coarse grain. Sea salt doesn't
contain iodine or any other additives. However, if you use sea salt you typically don't have to worry about not getting enough iodine in your
diet because iodine is available in many other foods, including dairy products, seafood and many processed foods.
In the production of sea salt as described above, by evaporation, heavy metals contamination is probably not considered or checked. Even
though sea salts are cleaned of other contaminants, it is still highly likely that toxic heavy metals contaimination remains.
In this regard, we have an interesting discovery by a user of our HMT General kit when he tested the
sea salt he bought. It showed clearly there was a high level of mercury in that sample. This suggests that the mercury present in that sample
was at least 5 parts per million (ppm)! (see picture to the right he sent in after testing with Osumex HMT General kit)
Use Osumex HMT General kit to check the sea salt you use for mercury contamination!
Do not leave this to chance because you do not want to be ingesting mercury as it is shown that even the mildest contamination over a period
of time can cause health problems.
Use Osumex HMT Mercury kit to check yourself for even the slightest mercury contamination!
Do notleave this to chance as it is indicated above that even the mildest contamination over a period of time can cause health problems.
Sample of a Mercury HMT kit
Osumex HM-Chelat is most effective in eliminating heavy metals contamination in the body
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
Health Canada and the FDA (USA) have not evaluated these
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