How Salt Works | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Stuff You Should Know

How Salt Works

A Roman senator once said, Mankind can live without gold, but not without salt. Right he was. The human body needs salt so much we have developed a taste for it specifically. But too much salt can be toxic. Learn about salt’s role in human history and how we get it from the Earth in this episode.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.