Health

Aluminum Toxicity Causes Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

You’ll Never Look at Aluminum Foil The Same Again!

There is mounting evidence that chronic exposure to aluminum is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson’s disease.

Definitive scientific proof is difficult to establish due to the lack of long-term studies, as well as pushback from industries that use aluminum in their products. Despite the shortage of conclusive studies, there is little room for doubt about the harmful effects of aluminum.

Aluminum Is Everywhere

Although aluminum occurs naturally in soil, water, and air, we are contributing to the load with the mining and processing of aluminum ores, manufacturing of aluminum products, and the operation of coal-fired power plants and incinerators. Aluminum can’t be destroyed in the environment—it only changes its form by attaching or separating from other particles.

Rain washes aluminum particles out of the air and into our water supply, where they tend to accumulate rather than degrade. If you live in an industrial area, your exposure is undoubtedly higher than average.

According to CDC, the average adult in the US consumes about seven to nine mg of aluminum per day in food, and a lesser amount from air and water. Only about one percent of the aluminum you ingest orally gets absorbed into your body—the rest is moved out by your digestive tract, provided it’s functioning well.

Aluminum is found in a shocking number of foods and consumer products, including: