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Found reason for Chlorine smell

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2010
  • 05:39 PM

I found some good information when I looked to see how our bodies use chlorine. I found the following on a chemistry site. I think it explains why I'm (and other people) smelli chlorine when having sinus problems. It probably means my immune system is doing it's job.

Human Body: Immune System
"In the immune system, which is charged with fighting off the daily invasion of germs, chlorine is there to lend a hand. When infections take place, hypochlorite -- a chlorine-containing compound which is a well-known disinfectant -- forms in white blood cells. Hypochlorite itself attacks the germs, or helps to activate other agents that do the work."

I hope this this helps to ease others worries
(link to more information)
http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_chlorine/sec_content.asp?CID=1166&DID=4477&CTYPEID=109

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  • I found some good information when I looked to see how our bodies use chlorine. I found the following on a chemistry site. I think it explains why I'm (and other people) smelli chlorine when having sinus problems. It probably means my immune system is doing it's job. Human Body: Immune System"In the immune system, which is charged with fighting off the daily invasion of germs, chlorine is there to lend a hand. When infections take place, hypochlorite -- a chlorine-containing compound which is a well-known disinfectant -- forms in white blood cells. Hypochlorite itself attacks the germs, or helps to activate other agents that do the work." I hope this this helps to ease others worries(link to more information)http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_chlorine/sec_content.asp?CID=1166&DID=4477&CTYPEID=109clorine is used all over the place naturally in plants eg grass trees but is also used in mosd parfume and lots of smellys tap water also contains clorine or a form of cloride bleach is a ionic or non ionic surfcant but not all are clorine based this is how i me get round it i have cacosmia or so i am told and it involves much more than clorine as clorine is a poison i am on the understanding that i can smell volatile gas /liquids / poisons as a last resort for your body to save its self im sorry this site may not be able to help as i and most others want answers as to make there lives better and this will not happen unless some one gets all these pepole together and talk about all aspects of there smell dissorders as well as my own see y all on facebook i will try a page on facebook it has everything else ta cheers f link
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 00:42 PM
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  • Had to look for this on the internet too, as I had a strong small of salt/chlorine combined with a nagging temple headache which has lasted 2-3 days. Very worrying but a reminder that when I have this type of headache it norrmally takes a sinus tablet to lift it, so somewhat reassured.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2011
    • 05:57 PM
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