Re: tears

H. M. Hubey (
16 Oct 1995 13:52:57 -0400

Alex Duncan <> writes:

>What about them? I assume you think human tears must be some means for
>maintaining salt balance?

Emotional tears don't have the same chemical composition
as other tears. I'm sure someone else has already read
about this experiment.

>One problem with this: the salinity of human tears matches the salinity
>of the body. They are not used as a salt excretion mechanism.

First sentence doesn't justify the second. If you can get rid
of salt from your body, it's a salt excretion mechanism.


Regards, Mark