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Trying to Survive in the 21st Century/Everyday toxic substances that you might like to avoid/Alumini



What is it?

A silvery white metallic element found on the 3rd row and the 13th column of the periodic table

Aluminium is commonly contained in:

Cookware/pots and pans


Takeaway dishes

Drinks cans

Anti perspirants


Food additives





Roofing and sidings


Explosives and fireworks

Infant milk and soya formula


High levels of aluminium are found in the environment due to mining and the production of aluminium alloys

Aluminium compounds can also be found in:

Baking powder


Colouring agents

Anti-caking agents

Toxic Health Effects

According to the UK Health Protection Agency:

Inhalation can cause irritation, cough, sore throat, tightening of the chest, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

According to the USA ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry):

Inhalation can cause lung problems.

High levels of exposure including oral intake can cause Alzheimer's disease

Brain, bone and kidney disease in children

And birth defects

Here are is a study associating Aluminium with Breast Cancer, due to deodorants and anti perspirants:

Here is a study associating Aluminium with Lung and Bladder Cancer:

Here is a study citing Aluminium as the cause of skin lesions at injection sites:

Information about the studies concluding that Aluminium causes Alzheimer's disease:

Study linking Aluminium with Birth Defects:

Aluminium and Bone Disease in Chronic Renal Failure:

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