Pink Himalayan salt is white, flat, and translucent rock salt mined in the foothills of the Himalayas in the southwestern part of Asia. The rock salt has a reddish color due to mineral contaminants. It's mainly used for food seasoning, table salt, and as a decorative material, as of kitchen tableware, but it is also used for spa treatment and decorative lamps.
The rock salt comes in many shades. It is available in different colors according to the nature of the rock formation and also depending on the impurity levels. In addition to the color, Pink Himalayan salt also has different impurities. These impurities are not only harmful to humans, but they also affect the environment by depleting the water and air resources of a particular area.
Impurities can be caused by a number of causes. The most common reasons for Himalayan rock salt impurities include the contamination of water bodies, the accumulation of animal dung, and the introduction of other organic compounds into the rocks. The salt thus gets affected by the pollutants.
Water bodies are one of the natural sources of impurities. Water bodies include rivers and other bodies of water that carry sediment-laden sediments. Sediment laden water bodies like streams, lakes, and rivers have the tendency to deposit these sediments on the rocks forming impurities in the water. The impurities can be dissolved and removed from the rocks, but the impurities may also be added to the water. This causes the waters of the water bodies to become contaminated.
Other than the water bodies, animal dung can also deposit impurities on the rocks forming impurities in the air. As we all know, animals produce a large amount of manure in their body. Animal dung is deposited on the rocks forming impurities in the air.
Impurities from animals can also be added to the soil of the land. Animal dung is expelled from an animal during the excretion process of urine. The feces contain the remains of the animal excreta, including the urine.
Impurities from animals and soil also can be added to the air in many ways. Air pollution is the most common source of impurities for the impurities on the rocks. Air pollution occurs when pollution is caused by factories or industrial plants. Industrial plants produce a lot of dust particles and other impurities that settle down into the earth.
The fumes from factories can cause dust particles to settle on the rocks. Some of the dust particles get carried through the air and end up settling on the rocks that may get affected.
If the industrial pollutants are not removed from the air, they can settle on the rocks and form impurities. Thus, if you notice any impurities on your Himalayan salt you must take action immediately.
Animals are another major source of impurities. All the animals in the environment have the tendency to accumulate contaminants. When they die they leave behind the waste material. These waste materials can be accumulated by other animals. They are also capable of producing impurities on the rocks.
Impurities from animals can be deposited on the rocks and deposited in the air. If the impurities are not removed from the rocks, they can remain on the rocks for a long period of time. Thus the impurities stay on the rocks for a long time and contribute to Himalayan rock impurities.
Impurities from animals can also be added to the soil of the land. When animals consume animal food they produce a lot of feces. The feces contain the remains of the waste material. The feces of the animals can contain a lot of the impurities produced by the animals.
Animals that have a high metabolism can convert the waste produced by the animals and can produce a lot of impurities on the rocks. Thus it is important to ensure that the animals that feed on the livestock do not have a high metabolism.