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Institutional Inertia: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Children from Aluminum Toxicity?

Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. For most of human history, aluminum was not bioavailable; however, it became so in the late 1880s when chemists developed and patented the smelting process that helped turned the metal into the fixture of modern life—and the omnipresent “ecotoxin”—that it is today. Roughly 130 years later, it is no exaggeration to say that aluminum has become an active (albeit unhelpful) “participant in human evolution.” …not only does aluminum constitute a ‘significant component of newborns’ exposure to xenobiotics and contaminants,’ but the consequences of aluminum overload in the perinatal period can have pathological consequences that persist into adulthood.  Read more....



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