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A crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. NOT limited to table salt (NaCl)

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Do salt rooms really help fight pollen allergies?

I've heard that sitting in salt rooms, also known as halotherapy, can help fight pollen allergies. Is there any scientific proof that this claim is true? If so, why?
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Can KCl (potassium chloride) salt substitute be used in a saline solution?

I recently had a tooth extraction and am rinsing my mouth with a syringe, and would like to use a saline solution instead of just warm water. But I only have potassium chloride, not sodium chloride. ...
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How long of no salt diet before sodium levels return to normal and water retention stops decreasing?

Adult male, 47, 77 kilos, 169 cm I lost about 2 kilos in about 15 days from a daily 1500 calories healthy diet of fruits, veggies, lean meats, lots of water and no processed foods. I run 10 km a day ...
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Is drinking salt water to induce vomiting safe?

A couple of years ago I was on an expedition in Honduras, and was one of many in our team who succumbed to an unknown water borne infection that caused repetitive vomiting and other unpleasant ...
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Is anyone (institution, city, country, individual …) testing the usage of salt coated repiratory masks?

I'm referring to an article published in Nature: Universal and reusable virus deactivation system for respiratory protection. It has had some media coverage over the past few months, e.g. https://www....