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  SALT - LoveToKnow Article on SALT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The salt is collected from the surface by means of a sort of wooden scoop or scraper, but in spite of every precaution some of the soil on which it is produced is inevitably taken up with it, communicating a red or grey tint.
The Antrim salt was discovered in 1850 during a search for coal: one of the beds at Duncrue mine has a thickness of 80 ft. Important deposits of rocksalt occur in the Keuper at Berchtesgaden, in the Bavarian Alps; at Hall in Tirol and at Hallein, Hallstatt, Ischl and Aussee in the Salzkammergut in Austria.
Salt often occurs in association with petroleum and natural gas, and extensive beds were discovered in the Wyoming valley in boring for petroleum.
89.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SALT.htm   (6771 words)

 Sodium chloride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salt was once one of the most valuable commodities known to man. Salt was taxed, from as far back as the 20th century BC in China.
There are thirty-two references to salt in the Bible, the most familiar probably being the story of Lot's wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt when she disobeyed the angels and looked back at the wicked city of Sodom (Genesis 19:26).
Salt is commonly used as a flavor enhancer for food and has been identified as one of the basic tastes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_salt   (1752 words)

 Sodium chloride -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Salt's preservative ability was a foundation of (A society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)) civilization.
Salt was once one of the most valuable (Click link for more info and facts about commodities) commodities known to man. Salt was (Click link for more info and facts about taxed) taxed, from as far back as the 20th century BC in China.
Salt is commonly used as a (Click link for more info and facts about flavor enhancer) flavor enhancer for (Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment) food and has been identified as one of the (Click link for more info and facts about basic tastes) basic tastes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/sodium_chloride.htm   (1826 words)

 Common salt in dry sow diets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Salt is cheap and its inclusion at even 1% of the dry sow diet is worth investigating as a part of the strategy in the control of discharging sow syndrome and urinary tract infections.
The level of salt in the diet on the farm was adjusted to 1% and the other steps outlined to encourage an increase in the frequency of drinking and urination were adopted.
Because earlier studies have shown that lower salt levels in pig feeds decreases water consumption and resultant urine production, research was undertaken by M. Seynaeve and co-workers looking at the consequences on the lactating sows of lowering the salt level in the feed as a means of reducing the amount of slurry output from piggeries.
www.dpi.qld.gov.au /pigs/4372.html   (1438 words)

 Salt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Common salt or sodium chloride is considered assafe for its intended use as a food additive.
Salt deposits formed as horizontal salt beds in ancient oceans and were later burieddeeply beneath sediments as mountains eroded.
After crushing, the salt is transported by conveyor belts to salt "pockets" at the shaft bottom forloading and hoisting to the surface.
earthsci.org /mindep/salt/salt.htm   (2246 words)

 ipedia.com: Sodium chloride Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are 32 references to salt in the Bible, the most familiar probably being the story of Lot's wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt when she disobeyed the angels and looked back at the wicked city of Sodom.
Salt was once one of the most valuable commodities known to man. In the Roman Empire, salt was sometimes even used as a currency.
Salt is commonly used as a flavour enhancer for food and has been identified as one of the basic tastes.
www.ipedia.com /sodium_chloride.html   (1105 words)

 MM Salt
The salt that we use in cooking is common salt.
Chemical salts are like common salt in some ways, but they are made up of different combinations of things.
Salt kills germs, and can be used to help keep meats and other foods safe to eat for a long time.
www.nwma.org /Education/mm_salt.htm   (550 words)

 What is Salt?
Sodium chloride (1 2 3 4 5) or common salt is the chemical compound NaCl, composed of the elements sodium and chloride (1 2 3 4).
Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral (1 2) halite (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) and as mixed evaporites in salt lakes.
Salt even arrives on earth from outer space in meteors and its presence on the planet Mars makes scientists think life may exist there (in fact, scientists speculate that salt-loving bacteria live in underground water on Mars -- as they have survived in suspended animation for 250 million years in Texas).
www.saltinstitute.org /15.html   (1133 words)

 ARG - Aquarium & Pond Info - The use of salt in the freshwater aquarium or pond
Common salt exists in several forms and most of these are found in the modern home.
There is the stuff found in the salt shaker in the dining table, there is the rock salt we use to melt ice and snow, and there is the water softener salt we use to recharge our home water softener zeolites.
From the number of aquarium hobbyists and pondkeepers who use salt one would have to assume that it is one of the best, if not the best, treatment to use for all kinds of known and unknown diseases.
www.aquascienceresearch.com /APInfo/Salt.htm   (1123 words)

Although salt in higher concentrations may slow some disease causing bacterial growth in the pond, the predominantly accepted theories ascribe the primary benefits of salt to lowering the osmotic pressure.
The amount of salt dissolved in water is measured either as a per cent, in parts-per-thousand (ppt), or in parts-per-million (ppm) (where 10 ppt = 1% = 10000 ppm).
The addition of one to two pounds of salt per hundred gallons of water (1.25-2.5 ppt) is recommended for most ponds, especially in the spring and fall.
www.akca.org /library/salt3.htm   (1581 words)

 A Healthy Aquarium - The Use Of Common Salt In A Tropical Fish Aquarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Iodine free common salt (Sodium Chloride) must be one of the most useful remedies for the aquarist.
Many freshwater fish such as the live-bearers, appreciate some salt in the water as a matter of course but salt is often used as a general tonic and occasionally a "cure all" treatment for sick fish.
It is not fully understood how salt benefits fish and helps to cure disease, but it is thought that Sodium Chloride reduces the immediate effects of Nitrite on fish.
www.thatfishshop.com /health/salt.htm   (118 words)

 That lovin' spoonful
Salt: If you read nutrition warnings, you know a little dab'll do ya, and a big dab will put you on the road to high blood pressure, and perhaps a painful, early death.
Salt "has been regarded as the essence of things in general, the quintessence of life, and the very soul of the body."
Salt plays an even more critical role in the body, where sodium is the major ion that accepts electrons.
whyfiles.org /111salt   (773 words)

 The World Market for Common Salt, Rock Salt, Sea Salt, Sea Water, and Pure Sodium Chloride: A 2005 Global Trade ...
I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride for those countries serving the world market via exports or supplying from various countries via imports.
Chapter 4 does the same, but for imports of common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride for all countries in the world.
Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present the complete picture for imports and exports of common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride to and from all major countries in the world.
www.mindbranch.com /products/R307-7330.html   (986 words)

 Salt Deficiency: the cause of many serious diseases
Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water.
Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.
Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com /salt.htm   (9965 words)

 salt --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The mineral form halite, or rock salt, is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from a class of chemical compounds called salts.
Properties of common salt are shown in the table.
Salt is essential to the health of both people and animals.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9111082?tocId=9111082   (64 words)

 Maldon Sea Salt - 8.5 oz. Box
The pyramid-shaped salt crystals, characteristic of Maldon Salt, are fragile enough to crumble easily between the fingers and have a totally different taste from the regular grains of table salt.
Maldon Salt is milder, has the flavor of sea spray and is free from the chemical tang of common salt.
This is not an unsubstantiated claim, Delia Smith recently included Maldon Salt among her 'essential ingredients', and judging by the recommendations found in the books of some of our best known chefs, she is in good company.
www.saltworks.us /shop/product.asp?idProduct=38   (461 words)

 Celtic Sea Salt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When discussing health benefits and ill- effects of salt, it is important to realize that enough studies of different salts and their effects have not been conducted.
In addition to the fact that Celtic Sea Salt and iodized table salt behave differently in the body, it is important to realize that less then 10 percent of all people with high blood pressure benefit by reducing their salt intake.
The secretions of the adrenals pituitary gland are measurably curtailed when refined salt is used, vasopreasin or ADH and the hormone cortisol that are vital to assure optimum sexual functions are no longer secreted when white table salt is the condiment.
www.elementsofwellness.com /celticsalt.htm   (2589 words)

 "Salt Problems Common in Montana Soils"
Salinity is a measure of the total amount of soluble salt in the soil or soil solution -- all kinds of salts, including calcium, magnesium and sodium salts; carbonates and sulfates.
Sodium, a common component of detergents and laundry soaps, is a dispersing agent.
The most common way to deal with sodic soils is to add another cation, such as calcium or magnesium, to displace the sodium.
www.montana.edu /wwwpb/ag/baudr137.html   (446 words)

 Georgia DNR, Coastal Resources Division - Print Version
Common, Salt marshes, salt flats, brackish marshes, muddy seashores, drift zones.
Higher portions of salt and brackish marshes, active overwash areas, accretion areas, brackish or salt pools and ponds, salt flats.
Plants in the high salt marshes, especially at edges of salt pans, may be only 40 cm tall.
crd.dnr.state.ga.us /content/printversion.asp?txtDocument=317   (753 words)

 The World Market for Common Salt, Rock Salt, Sea Salt, Sea Water, and Pure Sodium Chloride: A 2004 Global Trade ...
This report was created for strategic planners, international executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride.
Of the countries considered, if a country is not reported here it is therefore estimated to have only a negligible level of trade in common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride (i.e.
The SITC code that defined "common salt, rock salt, sea salt, sea water, and pure sodium chloride" is 2783.
www.marketresearch.com /researchindex/916797.html   (761 words)

 BioNatural - What's in common salt?
This remaining salt by itself however, is not a natural element and is poison to the body.
Ninety-three percent of the world's salt is being used directly for industrial purposes and six percent is used for food preserving processes.
The remaining natural elements are considered impurities and are discarded as unwanted from the bright white common salt.
www.bionatural.com.au /?staticID=common_salt   (367 words)

 Using Salt in Magic Spells
Salt -- whether common table salt, sea salt, or kosher salt -- has a long history of use in rituals of purification, magical protection, and blessing.
In Latin America, salt is used to prepare a very important magical formula called Rattlesnake Salt which is believed to lengthen life and to provide protection for the home or place of business.
Additionally, because ritual cleaning is an important facet of African folk-magic, salt is a common ingredient in African-Americanhoodoo spells in which magical protection from evil and breaking enemy work (especially "live things" or tricks under the skin) is accomplished through the employment of ritual baths and floor washes.
www.luckymojo.com /salt.html   (2092 words)

 Salt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The earliest reference to salt is in The Book of Job written about 300 B.C. At one time, it was the custom to rub salt on newborn babies as a symbol of purity and to ensure their good health.
Salt is a compound that results when a base neutralizes an acid.
Continue to heat gently until all the water evaporates and the salt appears on the bottom of the dish.
www.frankenmuth.k12.mi.us /fhs/science/Salt.html   (822 words)

 Common Salts
Sodium chloride is the most common salt, the common table salt used for the seasoning of food.
Sodium bisulfate is a salt which is used widely with potassium dichromate in bleach used for photographic purposes.
Calcium chloride is a salt that is marketed in pellet form for removing dampness from rooms.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/chemical/saltcom.html   (554 words)

 The Hindu : Other States / Rajasthan News : Move to ban common salt draws flak
The nonagenarian, who is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered a week ago, said that the case of making salt an expensive commodity for the poor man had been agitating his mind for some time.
"The ban on use of common salt was lifted in September 2000 following protests all over the country over its imposition but now I am pained to note that there is a fresh move to re-introduce the ban making it compulsory for all to use the iodised salt," Mr.Dhadda said.
"Despite the Common Minimum Programme and the assurances of reforms with a human face, the UPA Government too is seemingly doing the same thing as the NDA," Mr.Dhadda said warning against privatisation of rivers and commoditisation of water.
www.hindu.com /2004/12/18/stories/2004121803480500.htm   (345 words)

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