Re: tears
18 Oct 1995 08:33:42 GMT (H. M. Hubey) wrote:

>>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.

Quite right, even though the tears are only as salty as body fluids, the
weeper still loses salt.

James Borrett.