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Aluminium toxicity is a widespread problem all over the world. It includes humans, animals, fish, plants and trees, and causes widespread dreadful conditions of the environment and health.
Over 7,000 reference articles on aluminium toxicity existed in various databases as of 1936, (Today, there are more than a million.) all recognising the toxicity. It is the aluminium, and although the metal is toxic in large amounts, only a tiny fraction of what we take in is absorbed by the body, and most of that is excreted.
The department of FDA exempted Aluminium container exempted from testing for safety. It is classified as safe under the GRS category. (Generally Regarded As Safe.)
Sources of Aluminium :
Deodorants, vaginal douches, baby wipes, skin creams, suntan lotions, toothpaste, buffered aspirin, some haemorrhoids and diarrhoea products.
Vaccinations, allergy testing, intravenous solutions, allergens, wound, ulcer treatment, bone or joint replacement ,blood oxygenation and burn treatment.
Aluminium packing tin, packing foils, containers, baking powder, frozen dough, pancake mixes, self-rising flour, grains, processed cheese.
From the earliest days of food regulation, the use of alum (aluminium sulphate) in foods has been condemned. It is universally classified as a toxic container in all countries. If the concerned Bureau of Chemistry had been authenticated to enforce the law, the problems of aluminium traces in the food can be solved. Our daily requirements would be without adulteration and the health of our people would be improved and they will have extended life.
Dr Wiley the leading pioneer against the Pure Food Laws and Director of FDA resigned from his coveted post criticising the lack of enforcement.There are over 2000 references in the National Library of Medicine on adverse effects of aluminium.
The following were extracted to provide a small sample of the range of toxicity of aluminium.
Aluminium is the 3rd largest metal found in the earth’s crust. In fact, its abundance in the environment and consumer products in large scale insisted scientists study the element and properties.
First, we should point out that aluminium has a very low traces of toxicity to humans, and considering safe. The ill news comes from overexposure, a problem that could occur more easily in the present society.
A third Study has shown that kidney patients who were given aluminium rich fluid during the dialysis developed a form of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s. When the metal was removed from the fluid, dementia passed.
Then, No Plastic or Aluminium – What Should We Use Now?
We are not out to be alarmists here and we are not suggesting you run away from aluminium controversy fearing the risk of developing the disease.
Rid of Aluminium risk :
Suppose, you are to get medications that contain aluminium, avoid washing them with acidic fruit drinks, particularly orange juice. The acid can cause the aluminium to dissolve, making it easier for the body to absorb.
Based on all the available research, we recommend a good stainless steel reusable water bottle. Steel does not leach chemicals, is easy to sanitise and has years of studies proving these facts. Applying the precautionary steps, you will help us create a sustainable earth and help eliminate waste at the same time.
The researchers discovered high levels of the aluminium metal trace in foods after being cooked, reheated, and even to make cool on aluminium foil. The cause for irksome is that when aluminium accumulates in the brain tissue of an Alzheimer’s patient.
The higher the temperature, the more the leaching from the aluminium foil. The Al- Foil is not suitable for cooking and using with vegetables like tomatoes, citrus juice or spices.
– Dr Zubaidy.
Aside, the Scientists also noted that Al-foil can be considered safe to wrap creamy cold food item since no reaction or leaching was found without heating. High aluminium levels in the body alter bone mineralisation as well as secrets of a hormone that regulates calcium levels in a person’s body. The Most probable threat is signs of excessive aluminium accumulation in a human body. It is known as hypercalcemia or high calcium levels in the blood of the patient.
Mounting Evidence Links Aluminium to Alzheimer’s :
The researcher’s studies have found traces of an aluminium pile up in an autopsy performed on Alzheimer’s. Scientists also wondered whether it was Alzheimer’s that caused the body to absorb or retain the metal, rather than aluminium triggering the disease.
How to Protect Yourself ?
From the previous finding, we should avoid using aluminium foil or aluminium utensils for cooking. Concerning about the health effects of aluminium, there are some relatively simple precautions you can take.
Avoid cooking, heating up or place hot food on the aluminium container or Al – foil. Use Al-foil only to store cold food in the refrigerator. Tempered glass Pans are recommended for small family. They are easily available in the market or kitchenware stores.
- Avoid preserving vegetables like tomatoes, citrus fruits, or spices in Al-foil.
- Replace Al-foil with wax paper if you wish to store food while still hot. Use glass food storage containers for storing hot food.
- To be safe, never use aluminium pots or cooking utensils. Instead, invest in stainless steel kitchenwares, if you want to escape from the body’s absorption of the metal.
It’s easy to avoid aluminium in the kitchen seeing above tips for your wellness. Let us have aluminium free-life.
REFERENCE: Is it harmful or is it healthy? (Reader Digest)
www.al-save / harmful.