"Pharmaceutical packs. Foil blister packs are the preferred method of delivering pharmaceuticals to consumers. Although the foil is coated to prevent
aluminum contamination, cracks and tears can release aluminum dust into the air and onto the pills.
And it's not just aluminum salts that create problems. Many products including soft drinks, cake mixes, ice creams, and others use the flavor
enhancer, maltol. Maltol combines with aluminum in the digestive tract to form aluminum maltolate, a compound that can cross the blood/brain barrier
to transport aluminum into the brain. Moreover, aluminum maltolate causes oxidative stress in the brain and death in neuronal cells. All in all, itÕs
a good bet that many boxed and frozen foods are poor choices for good brain health.
Steps to Take
Check your local water quality at the Environmental Protection Agency website here: www.epa.gov...
Get water tests, especially if using well water, so you'll know which, if any, contaminants you're dealing with. Many state universities offer water
testing facilities. If they do not, they will know where you can get such tests.
Filter water, especially drinking water, with filters designed to remove aluminum. You'll find two types of filters readily available: reverse
osmosis and counter-top filters. Learn about the benefits of each before making a choice.
Cut down on your intake of breads. Use yeast breads rather than breads leaved with baking powder. BONUS: You'll lower your risk of diabetes, and
you'll have a better-looking waist line when you reduce your intake of breads.
Read labels carefully before purchasing products. Avoid those with "alum," "aluminum", "alumino", "aluminate", "maltol", or "baking
powder" in the list of ingredients.
By now, you may be wondering just what's left to eat. The answer: Plenty, if you change you're eating patterns and begin to use whole rather than
prepared foods. For example, if you're a pizza lover, make your own using a yeast dough with whole wheat, stone-ground flour, fresh veggies, and real
rather than process cheese. You'll not only be doing your body a favor, but you'll enjoy the difference in taste when you use fresh, whole foods.
Aluminum Cofee Makers
Aluminum Cook and Bake ware
Studies indicate that a small amount of aluminum leaches into food products when cooked in aluminum cook or bake ware or aluminum foils. The amount,
however, increases when the food cooked is highly acidic, as for example, fruits such as berries and tomatoes.
Steps to Take
Do not cook foods in aluminum. Period.
Replace aluminum cookware with ceramic-coated iron cookware (if you can afford the price), stainless steel cookware, or heat-proof glassware. Remove
aluminum from your kitchen!
Entering Through the Lungs
* Water vapor from misters, garden sprayers may be a source of aluminum sulfate or other aluminum compounds as well as an aerosol source of
* Aluminum dust in the environment as air pollution, and in the workplace of those who work in manufacturing facilities that use aluminum, enters
the brain directly through the nose.
* Aluminum spray paints are those in which aluminum is used as a pigment, especially in metallic paints.
* Sprayed pesticides, especially those regulated by the government, may contain aluminum compounds that are not only dangerous to the handler but
can leach into soils as well.
* Sandpaper and other abrasives contain aluminum oxide; sanding not only creates wood dust but aluminum oxide dust as well.
* Smoke from tobacco and cannabis, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine (2006), is high in aluminum and
accumulates in lung fluids, thus increasing the body's aluminum burden.
Steps to Take