Aluminum Toxicity: Aluminum is naturally present in some drinking water and may be added
as a chlorination preparation at water utilities.
Aluminum is the fourth most common element in the earth's crust. Most
of the aluminum added is usually removed, but a residue may sometimes be passed into treated water. Aluminum
may cause discoloration of water.
Processed foods; cheeses, non-dairy creamers, infant milk formulas, acidic foods
(e.g. tomatoes) when cooked in aluminum pots. Fruit juices and soft drinks. water, soil varies from 700-100,000
ppm). Air - dust and other particles from weathering of rock, mining and agricultural processes, metal working
fluids. Antacids, antiperspirants, aluminum cookware. Renal dialysis solutions.
Causes of Increased Aluminum Toxicity Uptake and Retention in the Body
Iron or calcium deficiency.
How to Decrease Aluminum Toxicity Uptake and Retention in the Body
Insure adequate iron and
calcium, vitamin C (good for all toxins).
Aluminum Toxicity Interactions in the Body
Accumulates in bone, liver, kidney and brain.
Decreases energy production in the mitochondria of the cells in the body. Interferes with bone mineralization.
Binds to calmodulin in the brain which interferes with short term and long term memory. Associated with plaque
around the neurons in the brain. May increase the loss of the brain and nervous system neurotransmitter
Symptoms of Excessive Aluminum Exposure
- Bone pain
- Dementia (memory loss)
- Low iron
- Low phosphorous
- High ammonia
How to test your body for Aluminum Toxicity: Comprehensive Urine Element Profile
How to test water for Aluminum Toxicity: WaterCheck
Recommended Aluminum Water Treatment: Distillation or reverse osmosis.
- National Testing Laboratories Corrective Action Brochure
- Genova Diagnostics Toxic & Nutrient Elements