Chlorine is a macro chemical element with the atomic number of 13 and, in the human body,
it is liberated by the interaction of common
salt, taken along with food, and hydrochloric acid liberated in the
stomach during the process of digestion. It is essential for the
proper distribution of carbon dioxide and the maintenance of osmotic
pressure in the tissues.
This food element is necessary
for the manufacture of glandular hormone secretions. It prevents the building of
excessive fat and auto-intoxication. Chlorine regulates the blood’s alkaline and
acid balance and works with
potassium in a compound form. It aids in the cleaning out of body waste by
helping the liver to function. Chlorine is necessary for the formation of
gastric acid and helps the lungs with the excretion of carbon dioxide. It also
helps in the transport of hormones and maintains the health of the joints.
can cause loss of hair and
To remove bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, almost all city water companies add chlorine to the drinking water in Europe and America. This works, but chlorination is highly toxic to human beings and animals. Some researchers assert that a major reason for the drastic rise in heart disease in the early 20th century in Europe and America was the addition of chlorine to the drinking water. Chlorination of drinking water probably also contributes to cancer and other illnesses, as chlorine is so toxic.
Ozone is an alternative. A few American cities including Los Angeles, and some parts of Europe, use ozone to purify their water supply. Ozone is O3, an unstable form of oxygen that is known to kill almost all pathogenic organisms. Its only drawback is it does not stay in the water as long as chlorine does. Ozonation is much safer, cheaper and more healthful than chlorination.
Natural sources of chlorine
Recommended daily requirement
It is advisable
not to consume more than 15 grams of chlorine per day.
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