Over the last millennium, salt has undergone a major status shift, from exotic delicacy that drove humans to war to kitchen condiment taken so for granted that 90 percent of Americans consume too much of it without even trying.
But new research suggests that salt may be on the verge of yet another reinvention—this time in the world of disease control.
There are patents for technology to use salt to prevent infections.
Researchers at the University of Alberta have found another potential medical use for salt: this time, as a coating on surgical masks.
Read about how salt is being used in the medical field HERE
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