Warning: Technical Salt Dangerous for Human Health

Warning: Technical Salt Dangerous for Human Health

EcoLur

Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment NGO is deeply concerned about the salt content of food used in Armenia. Avan Salt Plant CJSC has beaten an alarm signal over cheaper technical salt in Armenia.

The data show that 5000 tons of technical salt is imported to Armenia annually. Yelena Manvelyan, President of Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment NGO, told EcoLur that the issue requires control measures and thorough scrutiny. Technical salt, like salt, is sodium chloride. But unlike feed salt, technical salt, depending on the mine and production mode, contains up to 01% different mixtures. The most common are calcium, iron oxide, sulfate ions, potassium, magnesium. "These risks are too great for the health of the nation," said Yelena Manvelyan.

Note that the use of cheap salt in food is a problem for many countries where there is insufficient control over food safety.

October 24, 2019 at 12:24

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