Does anyone out there know if there are any
> major affects in changing the pH of the human body on the many foreign
> bodies out there?????
>> any response forward to: bparsons at beothuk.swgc.mun.ca>>The interesting bit here is not that microorganisms are affected by pH change
but that the human body is. Microbes can tolerate a rather large range of pH,
being simple little critters with few wants or needs. Just look at the crap
that can grow in Coca-Cola if you let it sit out for a few days....
However, multicellular organisms have lost this wide tolerance of pH values,
and so a relatively minor drop can throw us into acidosis followed by coma,
and a relatively minor rise can throw us into alkalosis, ditto.
Just goes to show who is really the successful life-form...and VIRUSES! They
don't even have to carry around cellular machinery! Just pop into a cell, take
over its machinery, and crank out little replicates! Poetry in motion...