Aluminum (Al)



  • Anti-caking agents to prevent lumping (salt, sugar products, flours, spices)
  • Antiperspirants
  • Air pollution
  • Cooking acidic foods (eg rhubarb) in aluminum material
  • Kidney dialysis (aluminum hydroxide as phosphate binder in hemodialysis fluid)
  • Some soy based infant formula

Effects of Toxicity:

  • Decreased motor function, decreased thinking
  • Stuttering, gait disturbances, sudden muscle jerks, seizures
  • Bone disease
  • Increased risk of infection