Re: tears

chris brochu (
25 Oct 1995 00:07:27 GMT

In article <46gcdn$> Tom Clarke, writes:
>Not strictly true. Consider a person excreting tears and drinking
>water. Water and salt leaves the body, but only water enters, thus
>the amount of salt in the body decreases.

Only problem is that salt is replenished with solid food. This is why
crying isotonic tears does nothing to regulate salt balance - you can
drink all you want, but your body pees the excess out and you still bring
salt in.

I agree, though - this one is falsified. Let's drop it.