Full Disclosure: A Guide to Aluminum-Tainted Everyday Products
It is a long established medical fact that elevated levels of aluminum are toxic to the human body, specifically to the central nervous system, according to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Studies by respected medical institutions worldwide link aluminum to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and can affect skeletal mineralization. According to the Centers for Disease Control, brain and bone disease caused by high levels of aluminum in the body have been seen in children with kidney disease. In these children, the bone damage is caused by aluminum in the stomach preventing the absorption of phosphate, a chemical compound required for healthy bones.
Regardless of these well-documented and widely accepted facts about aluminum, many manufacturers of everyday products intended for ingestion or absorption continue to add aluminum as a drying agent, colorant or emulsifier in food products; as a thickening or anti-caking agent in lotions and sunscreens; as a toxic adjuvant in some medications and vaccines; and as an active ingredient in antacids and in antiperspirants to obstruct pores and alter sweat-producing cells.
In NONE of these products is aluminum vital – several manufacturers do NOT use aluminum for the same products.
Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen contains alumina – Goddess Garden Sunny Kids does not.
At CMSRI, we are urging consumers to avoid products that contain aluminum and to seek safer alternatives. We’ve developed “Full Disclosure: A Guide to Aluminum-Tainted Everyday Products” to help identify potentially hazardous products -- and their producers. This FREE eBook contains a partial listing of well-known aluminum-containing products in these categories:
- Dental products
- Skincare: cleansers, body washes, lotions
- Baby products
- Nail polish
- Food and food packaging
- Antacids and Buffered Aspirin