Why Are Tears Salty?

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Tears are salty because the body naturally has salt in it and thus bodily secretions such as tears are bound to have salt in them. The presence of salt in individual body cells is referred to as osmolarity.
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Tears are salty because they are actually a defense mechanism against microorganisms, most of which cannot tolerate high salinity. When your tears flush your eye, the rinsing mechanically
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Salt can be found in every cell in our bodies. In a normal adult human there is a total of about 250 grammes. Salt has 2 elements which are: Sodium & Chloride. Our tears contain
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Actually, all the fluids of your body are at least a little bit salty. Tears contain a
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Not Medical Advice: Tears contain about 1 percent sodium chloride (salt) so when you cry, they are salty. report this answer. Updated on Sunday, February 05 2012 at 11:47PM EST. Source
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The human body is made up of 60% water, all of which contains salt ions also known as electrolytes. Tears are salty because they contain those electrolytes, which function to keep the eyes clean and lubricated.
Tears are salty because all the fluids in our body are at least a little bit salty. All organs need salt to work properly because salt is a naturally bacteria killer.
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