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Friday, October 13, 2017

Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives

Improve your Health

Reduce your daily intake of Aluminum 
 

List of sources of aluminum

Aluminum Cookware -    Pots, baking pans, cookie sheets, dutch ovens, calderos

Safer Alternative – Stainless Steel, cast iron, porcelain, ceramic
Non stick thermolon is safe if it is attached to stainless steel


Aluminum Foil – Safer Alternatives for cooking, use nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper

 For storage use plastic wrap between food and aluminum foil


Drinking Water – Aluminum in drinking water comes from alum which is used to purify

            drinking water and cement lined drinking water pipes which leach aluminum.

Use pitcher style Brita Water filter to remove aluminum and keep silica in the water.

BEWARE: Some inline home water filters add aluminum to the water     


Baking Powder – even aluminum free baking powder contains some aluminum 

Safer alternative – make you own – recipe: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon corn starch (so it doesn’t cake)


Coffee/Tea Maker –the heating element in which the water is heated is usually made of   
                                           aluminum 

Safer Alternative :Coffee makers where the water never contacts aluminum

Drip Style : Krups  Mocha brew, Jura  Copresso MG 900, Bunn Speed/Velocity Brew, Keurig, Nespresso Type C110 (the aluminum cups have been tested and they are safe)  

Percolator:  Faberware FCP 240-A (small), Faberware FCP 412 (large)


Alum – check your spice cabinet

Food – Products that contain baking powder (some baking powders contain Aluminum):

Pancakes, Frozen pancakes, pancake mixes, waffles, donuts, muffins, cupcakes, cakes,  
biscuits,  
scones,  biscotti, tortillas, corn bread, brownies, baked fruit and vegetable breads (banana,  
blueberry, zucchini etc.)
Candy – Jelly beans, M&M’s, skittles – the dyes  contain Aluminum Lake

 Shredded Cheese and Salt – Alum (aluminum sulfate) or aluminum silicate are used as  anticaking   agents

              Pickles – Alum (aluminum sulfate)

Antiperspirant - Most contain Aluminum, sometimes listed as Alum

Safer alternatives Arm and Hammer Essentials, Schimdts  (there is a stick for sensitive skin which has no baking soda - baking soda causes skin irritation in some people)

Antacids most contain Aluminum Hydroxide

 Safer alternative those that contain sodium carbonate

Pharmaceuticals -Prescription /over the counter

 aluminum is used as a colorant, anticaking agent and astringent

 Canker sore powder -Alum (aluminum sulfate)

Levothyroxine (Thyroid medication) – aluminum lake  – Safer alternative 50 mcg is the only dosage that doesn’t contain aluminum lake

                Domeboro – astringent– aluminum sulfate  tetradecahydrate  -Safer alternative – Epsom
                   salts

              Mutivitamins – colorant

Musinex 12 Hour – yellow # 10 aluminum lake

              Citrucel caplets - FD&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake

Bayer Low dose aspirin safety coated - D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6    
 Aluminum Lake  Safer atlternative Walgreens Low Dose Dye-free Asprin 81 mg

Centrum Multivitamins – sodium aluminum silicate (SAS) is present in some of the Centrum multivitamins

Ascriptin Maximum Strength Buffered Aspirin - uses aluminum hydroxide as the buffer 
Safer Alternative CVS regular strength buffered aspirin uses calcium carbonate (some people's stomach don't react well to calcium carbonate)

Cosmetics
            Suntan lotion – aluminum oxide
              Styptic Pencil – Alum (aluminum sulfate)
              Lipstick – aluminum lake as a colorant
       
Soap and Shampoo
          Bar Soap in the UK - Dove original beauty cream bar 
          EnviroKlenz Odor Neutralizing Bar Soap - aluminum oxide (company in Florida)  
          Dry shampoo
          Medicated Selsun Blue

Look for and avoid these ingredients on food labels
Alum (aluminum sulfate), alumina, aluminum, or bauxite
Artificial Food Colorants – containing Aluminum Lake, Carmine contains aluminum
Safer Alternative – Natural Food Colorants – Color Kitchen makes good colorants for frosting

VACCINES - This source of aluminum is potentially 100% bioavailable as opposed to ingested aluminum which is .2% bioavailable.  Bioavailable means the amount which gets into your bloodstream.   

Vaccines need to be considered a daily source of aluminum as the aluminum that is used as an adjuvant in the vaccine is time released.  The aluminum continues to get into your bloodstream long after the vaccination!