Chlorine (Cl)

Atomic Mass: 35.453 Atomic Number: 17

Essentials of Chlorine

The main food sources of chlorine are table salt, pretzels, tomatoes, and rye. This element is required because it helps to keep the proper balance of body fluids. If you get too much chlorine in your body fluids will start to build and symptoms include increased blood pressure. If you get too little of this element there will be loss of fluid and and symptoms include shakiness and becoming lightheaded. No real mineral supplements of this element.

Recommended Daily Allowance

0-6 months: .18 g/day

7-12 months: .57 g/day

1-3 years: 1.5 g/day

4-8 years: 1.9 g/day

9-50 years: 2.3 g/day

51-70 years: 2.3 g/day

71 and over: 1.8 g/day

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