Re: Morgab tears /salt
ROBERT SAUNDERS (email@example.com)
Thu, 16 Nov 1995 14:53:43 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Alex Duncan <email@example.com> writes:
>From: Alex Duncan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Morgab tears /salt
>Date: 16 Nov 1995 14:44:08 GMT
>Well -- hold on: we're looking for an explanation not just for tearing,
>but for tears which might contain a high proportion of infection-fighting
>enzymes. A capacity to produce large quantities of tears might be
>selected for in a dusty environment, but would they necessarily be tears
>w/ lots of lysozyme (or whatever it was)? Does dust necessarily carry a
>lot of pathogens?
Dust is quite abrasive. One might therefore expect that an eyeful of dust
would make infections more likely, even though there was not a vast increase
in numbers of bacteria.