Aluminum, which is used in a large majority of food packaging and even household supplies, is an established neurotoxin at high levels. Although touted by the Environmental Protection Agency as residing at safe levels in nearly all products and in drinking water, this health-ruining toxin is being ingested at levels we simply don’t know are safe.
Chris Exley, a world-renowned expert on aluminum and professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Keele University, has been researching aluminum for 25 years. He has researched the massive daily exposure to aluminum, the dangers of aluminum in antiperspirants and sunscreen, aluminum found in vaccines and infant formula, and much more.
“It is in cosmetics, sunscreens and antiperspirants, as well as being used as a buffering agent in medications like aspirin and antacids. It is even used in vaccines. We know aluminum can be toxic, yet there is no legislation to govern how much of it is present in anything, apart from drinking water”, he says.
The massive amount of exposure to aluminum has led to numerous health complications and is especially problematic for infants as they are prone to absorbing it and rid themselves of the metal less efficiently. Exley’s research has pinpointed aluminum as increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease while helping to cause other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
'When the amount of aluminum consumed exceeds the body’s capacity to excrete it, the excess is then deposited in various tissues, including nerves, brain, bone, liver, heart, spleen and muscle…we call it the ‘silent visitor’ because it creeps into the body and beds down in our bones and brain', Exley explains.Naturally absorbed from the soil by plants and crops, aluminum is the most abundant metal found in the Earth’s crust. We would always be ingesting minute amounts of aluminum from foods such as vegetables, but today the metal is found in almost everything.
Aluminum can migrate to food from cookware, packaging material, and is added to many foods and products such as fizzy drinks, sweets, cosmetics, and vaccines. The ubiquitous nature of aluminum is cause for alarm, as the amount being ingested and absorbed is virtually increasing with each passing year. Taking notice of the accumulation of aluminum in the body will hopefully ignite further investigation and ultimately a reduction in the addition of aluminum to foods, products, and vaccines.
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