Why Iím Concerned About the Dangers of Aluminum
by Edward Group
the most widely distributed metal on the planet and its used
in the production of many every-day products. Cookware is made from
aluminum, soda cans are aluminum, and aluminum foil is found in
most kitchens. Aluminum is also in antacids, aspirin, vaccines,
and even flour. This overwhelming infestation of aluminum means
that your risk of exposure is through the roof, which is also made
of aluminum. Unlike vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, the
body does not need aluminum. And aluminum is no innocent or benign
participant. Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs,
liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption
and can affect skeletal mineralization. In infants, this can slow
growth. Animal models have linked aluminum exposure to mental impairments.
Why is Aluminum
Just as cigarette
smoke damages lung function and overexposure to UV rays will degrade
your skin, aluminum is an attacker and its target is your central
nervous system. Studies show that toxic metals contribute to brain
diseases by producing oxidative stress and aluminum is one of the
worst offenders. The prevailing belief around the world is that
aluminum is linked to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimers
Bad for Your Brain
Washington DCs Department of the Planet Earth, United States
and Canadian regulatory agencies are interested in aluminum as a
potential risk factor in elderly cognitive impairment. It makes
sense, research shows aluminum can produce toxic, oxidative stress
in the brain and a brain autopsy study of elderly persons found
them to have aluminum levels 20+ times higher than a middle-aged
group. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recognizes
aluminum as one of several metals known to affect the neurological
system. As far as aluminum is concerned, the supreme brain-health
concern is Alzheimers disease.
Many of the
formal inquiries into aluminum toxicity are specifically concerned
with its association to Alzheimers. Consistently, experts
agree that aluminum exposure is something to worry about.
- The position
of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis University
is that aluminum may cause liver toxicity and lead to degenerative
symptoms, including Alzheimers.
at The School of Studies in Zoology at Jiwaji University in India
describe aluminum as a potent neurotoxin associated with Alzheimers.
- The University
of California, Irvines Department of Medicine has reported
that aluminum causes inflammation in the brain. No surprise, Alzheimers
disease is often associated with elevated inflammation.
- The University
School of Medicine in Belgrade published information showing that
drinking water with a high aluminum and low fluoride concentration
is associated with Alzheimers risk.Unfortunately, this is
evident in New Guinea and Papua Islands where drinking water contains
aluminum ions and ALS or Parkinsons disease is collectively
found. The concern about aluminum pollution in drinking water
has even reached as far away as Egypt.
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