NUTRIENT RICH OCEANS CLEANSE ATMOSPHERE
At least twenty chemical elements are known to be required to support human biochemical processes by serving structural and functional roles as well as electrolytes. However, as many as twenty-nine elements in total including the common hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are suggested to be used by mammals, as a result of studies of biochemical, special uptake, and metabolic handling studies. Most of the known and suggested mineral nutrients are of relatively low atomic weight, and are reasonably common on land, or at least, common in the ocean and are known to help cleanse the atmosphere.
Important discoveries are being made regarding nutrients from the ocean. Over twenty minerals are necessary for mammals, and several more for various other types of life. The total number of chemical elements that are absolutely needed is not known for any organism. Ultra-trace elements of some minerals such as boron and chromium which reside in the oceans of the world are known to clearly have a role but the exact biochemical nature is unknown, and others such as arsenic, bromine, and silicon are also known to have a role in health.