Aluminium 25 July 2009
The toxicity of aluminium has long been disputed. Research now suggests that aluminium may interfere with normal body functioning at lower levels than previously thought. There have been increasing reports of aluminium toxicity from environmental exposure.
Common sources include: antacids, aluminium cooking vessels, baking powder (contains aluminium sulphate), antiperspirants, aluminium manufacturing plants, aluminium foil, aluminium cans, coal, beer, milk (from equipment), toothpaste, amalgam fillings, cigarettes, fuel exhaust, pesticides and occupational exposure.
Signs and symptoms can include lung disease, aching muscles, cough, fatigue, osteoporosis, dermatitis, acute inflammation of sweat glands, Alzheimers, liver and kidney dysfunction, colitis, belching, hyperactivity and psychosis