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Someone gave me the results of a test that testmark.ca did in 2007 to evlauate the presence of Lead in sea salt. It's on a paper, but I don't have a scanner to be able to post it here.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturescargo.ca/analysis.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturescargo.ca/analysis.html</a><br><br>
Number are PPM:<br><br>
Celtic Sea Salt .735<br>
Le Paludier Sea Salt .473<br>
Elements of Spice: .412<br>
Jevatee Himalayan Salt: .35<br>
Le Paludier Fleur De Sel: .237<br>
Maldon Sea Salt: .226<br>
Redmond Real Salt: .167<br>
Nature's Cargo Sea Salts: Undetectable<br><br><br>
What do you say about this?
 

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I say "thank you" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Can someone put that into perspective? Is that a lot or a little?
 

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Apologies in advance if my math sucks:<br><br>
Worst case scenario: you eat approximately 3000 mg/day of Celtic Sea Salt (according to media sources, the national avg. salt intake.)<br><br>
At .735 micrograms per mg, you would be taking in 2.2 mg of lead per day.<br><br>
The highest allowable lead concentration in water is .01 mg/L. If you drank 3L of water a day the most lead you would get is .03 mg - two orders of magnitude less.<br><br>
I'd say the salt numbers are worthy of concern.
 

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I could be wrong on this, but my gut instinct says that this is a marketing scheme for Nature's Cargo. Why else would they be the ony one that has "no lead" in their salt.
 

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i say: why the bleep is it so hard to do the right thing? here i am feeding my family sea salt and it's full of lead. that's just great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
but i will have to check the hawaiian salt that's my second favourite.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could be wrong on this, but my gut instinct says that this is a marketing scheme for Nature's Cargo. Why else would they be the ony one that has "no lead" in their salt.</div>
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I don't buy expensive sea salt atm... I buy unrefined sea salt from TJ's. I am not going to worry about it...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could be wrong on this, but my gut instinct says that this is a marketing scheme for Nature's Cargo. Why else would they be the ony one that has "no lead" in their salt.</div>
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That's exactly what I think - at least at first glance.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I could be wrong on this, but my gut instinct says that this is a marketing scheme for Nature's Cargo. Why else would they be the ony one that has "no lead" in their salt.</div>
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That was my response too - until I read it again and realized that it was provided as a reason WHY they were dropping the products from France that they formerly carried.<br><br>
There are actually, come to think of it, reasonable rationales for rising lead levels in French salt - WWII armaments gradually being exposed on the shoreline, and leaching lead into the water? Rising industrialization? It's not exactly a pristine environment.<br><br>
But yeah, it sucks. I've been using it for years.
 

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Spughy, your math is a little off.<br><br>
Celtic Sea Salt .735 is Parts Per Million not .735 miligrams. .001mg is 1 ppm. SO, .735ppm = .000735mg not .735mg...<br><br>
Honestly, I too am in the camp of marketing ploy...
 

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I'm certain they are playing to everyones fears in regards to lead right now.
 

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Makes me glad I use RealSalt, the least of all the ones besides the advertiser, and yeah, put me down as mistrusting studies that say what the people who paid for them wanted them to say...which is, actually, most studies.... ;P
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Spughy, your math is a little off.<br><br>
Celtic Sea Salt .735 is Parts Per Million not .735 miligrams. .001mg is 1 ppm. SO, .735ppm = .000735mg not .735mg...<br><br>
Honestly, I too am in the camp of marketing ploy...</div>
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That is a huge difference. I'm not worried about the above numbers so much!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Spughy, your math is a little off.<br><br>
Celtic Sea Salt .735 is Parts Per Million not .735 miligrams. .001mg is 1 ppm. SO, .735ppm = .000735mg not .735mg...<br><br>
Honestly, I too am in the camp of marketing ploy...</div>
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That's what I said - .735 MICROgrams per milligram of salt. And if you eat 3000 mg of salt a day, you end up eating 2205 micrograms of lead, which is equal to 2.2 milligrams. Which is quite a bit, comparatively.
 

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My thoughts are that we are so worried about sodium for example, but in the form of natural salts, it is actually healthy. So if the numbers are true, is the lead a natural amount? I am no expert, but I am trying to look deeper. And I agree with the quote<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I could be wrong on this, but my gut instinct says that this is a marketing scheme for Nature's Cargo. Why else would they be the ony one that has "no lead" in their salt.</td>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Someone gave me the results of a test that testmark.ca did in 2007 to evlauate the presence of Lead in sea salt. It's on a paper, but I don't have a scanner to be able to post it here.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturescargo.ca/analysis.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturescargo.ca/analysis.html</a><br><br>
Number are PPM:<br><br><br>
Redmond Real Salt: .167</div>
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The Real Salt website says the lead content is .067ppm or 0.000007%<br><br><a href="http://www.realsalt.com/images/realsalt_analysis.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.realsalt.com/images/realsalt_analysis.pdf</a><br><br>
I use about equal combinations of Celtic Salt & Real Salt. I bet the Grain & Salt Society would be a good resource for this info.
 

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CELTIC SEA SALT ANALYSIS<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Our laboratory also tests for these elements that are sometimes referred to as "heavy metals" and that are present in many things we come into contact with every day in our environment. The Codex Alimentarius Commission -- formed by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) and the WHO (World Health Organization) -- has established the maximum safe levels acceptable in food grade salt for some of these elements. In our most recent analysis all these elements were either non detectable (Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury) or were well under the published safe limits specified by Codex (Lead - present at levels no higher than .000076% while the Codex limit is .000200%). There are no limits specified for Nickel (present at levels no higher than .000004%).</td>
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<a href="http://www.dowsers.com/Celtic%20Sea%20Salt%20Analysis.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.dowsers.com/Celtic%20Sea%...20Analysis.pdf</a>
 
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