Braininvat » February 26th, 2017, 10:05 am wrote:No. Chlorine is added to inhibit bacterial growth. Letting water sit for 24 hours will greatly reduce the chlorine level, as aquarium enthusiasts and orchid gardeners know. Some water systems, however, add chloramine, which lingers much longer, so it's good to check with your water dept. if you need to know. I know about this due to a mild heart murmur which reacts to too much chlorine.
Braininvat » February 26th, 2017, 10:17 am wrote:Yes, chloride is an ion that is one half of a salt molecule. Most drinking water has some salts in it. Sodium and magnesium chloride are both commonly found. They aren't usually present in amounts that would be "nutritional" (especially not sodium, since everyone gets more than enough salt in their diet), but they do give tapwater a more pleasant flavor than distilled water.
Biv, I know (knew) a woman who would say "not everybody" but it was her own uninformed fault. She went to great extremes to remove all sodium from her diet. Even to the point of washing any canned foods that she used. She was bragging about this one day. I told she needs some sodium to keep her cells healthy. Some weeks later I ran into her and she had been to the doctor feeling miserable. He asked her about salt and she started bragging - until he stopped her. Then he explained how sodium keeps body fluids in balance inside and outside the cells.
zetreque » February 26th, 2017, 12:52 pm wrote:Related fact. Water softeners pull Ca and Mg out of water. Many water softeners require Sodium Chloride to eliminate the Ca and Mg from the resin balls in the water softener which flows down the drain.
vivian maxine » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:13 am wrote: Do you ever wonder how many of our ailments are "man-caused" as we fool around with stuff? "Enriched foods"?
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