Chlorine in gas form is a deadly poison, fatal to human life at just 1% concentration in the air, yet as a liquid it is part of the hydrochloric acid in our stomach.
It is very abundant in the body and plays a major role in maintaining fluid balance in the blood.
While very important in compounds such as sodium chloride and potassium chloride, other forms of chlorine are highly toxic. Research indicates, for example, that the use of chlorine to purify drinking water and to sanitize swimming pools is associated with more heart disease, cancer, and symptoms such as vaginal dryness in women.
Role In Our Body
- Assists in the digestion of our food.
- Part of our cell fluid.
- Helps maintain health of our lymph system.
- Helps maintain correct acidity of our blood.
- Helps maintain correct action of liver.
- Rare. No known symptoms.
- Can destroy useful intestinal bacteria and Vitamin E if taken in too concentrated form.
Good Sources Of Dietary Chlorine
- Cabbage Family (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Brussels Sprouts)
- Nightshade Family (Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant, Peppers)
The Nightshade plants also contain a toxin called solanine