We are part salt.
We eat salt.
We pour it on icy streets.
We preserve food with salt.
We make ice cream with salted ice.
What is it and why do we need it?
What has this to do with salt, I ask you (hint location of the story)
Why salt? Why pepper?
In second year chemistry, I accidentally dropped a hunk of sodium in a Kolbe flask into a vat of hot water. It exploded. I escaped injury, only to write the following poem:
!!!!Now I know
Sodium and H2O
all about sodium
Making salt from sodium and chlorine – don’t try this at home!
What if the oceans became fresh water and lost their salt? A good idea? Think again.
What if all the sea water became fresh water?
Eating too much salt:
Americans eat on average about 3,400 mg of sodium per day. However, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day—that’s equal to about 1 teaspoon of table salt! For children under age 14, recommended limits are even lower.