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Have you worn, eaten or injected this cancer-causing metal lately?

We’re constantly learning more about the health dangers in our environment thanks to ongoing research, and while this can be incredibly valuable information, it sometimes feels like everything around us causes cancer. That’s definitely the case when it comes to one metal you might not have given much thought to before: aluminum. In fact, many of us believe that aluminum is pretty harmless. After all, we cook with it and store food in it, so how bad can it be? The answer is quite disappointing: A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry shows that exposure to the metal can increase the invasive and migratory properties of human breast cancer cells. Because it’s the spreading of breast cancer tumors rather than the presence of the primary tumor that is behind breast cancer mortality, it’s an extremely significant – and concerning – finding. Other studies have found that women with breast cancer have higher levels of aluminum in their bodies than those without the disease.  Read more....

 

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