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Alzheimer's  disease  is  progressive, degenerative  disease  that attacks the brain and results in impaired
  memory, thinking and behaviour.
Extensive  investigations  for  60  years  by  reputed health agencies and R&D establishments have clearly
  shown  that  the  amount  of  aluminium  ingested  through cooking in aluminium utensils is very small and
  harmless.
Investigations   conducted   directly   on   the  human  brain  could  not  establish  that  aluminium  causes
  Alzheimer's disease.
Aluminium  has  not  been  demonstrated  to  pose  a  health  risk  to  healthy non-occupationally exposed
  humans.
 
     
  What World Health Organisation (WHO) says  
 
There is no evidence that aluminium causes any brain disorder (Alzheimer's Disease).
Data  are inadequate  to  support the hypothesis that exposures to aluminium in drinking water accelerate
  Alzheimer's  Disease  or  that  exposures,  either  occupationally or  via  drinking  water,  impair cognitive
  function.
There  is  insufficient  health  related  evidence  to  justify  altering  existing WHO guidelines for aluminium
  exposure in health, non-occupationally exposed humans.
Ordinary environmental exposure to Aluminium is safe.
Intake of aluminium through cookware, packaging, etc. is negligible and harmless.
The amount of Aluminium ingested through cooking in aluminium vessels is very small.
Has not been demonstrated to pose a health risk to humans.
Any intake of aluminium is promptly excreted.
There is no evidence that Aluminium causes any brain disorder(Alzheimer disease).
 
     
  What the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA says  
 
The biological significance of aluminium in the brain is not understood.
Aluminium is poorly absorbed in the body.
Ordinary environmental exposure to aluminium is safe.
 
     
  Dr. Jacob Roy and his colleagues through their extensive research work on Alzheimer's disease have also ruled out that there is not even casual connection between Aluminium and Alzheimer's disease and that the evidence for the linkage has never been more than circumstantial. As already mentioned, they report that the incidence of Alzheimer's disease could be attributed to a number of factors, from emotional stresses, to an interruption of the brain's blood supply and the genetic risk factors.

Dr K Jacob Roy, President,
Alzheimer's Related Disorders Society of India (ARSDI),
as reported in the WEEK, Sept. 27th 1998.
Kochi. Published by Malayalam Manorama
 
     
  Aluminium In The Human Body  
 
Found naturally - approx. 35 mg - 50% in the lungs, 25% in the soft tissues, 25% in the bones
Impossible to avoid exposure
Body adjusted well to the exposure
Plays no physiological role
Types of exposure :
 
Natural content, through diet, Depending on geographical area,
Intentional additives
Preservatives, leavening agent, etc. (2-50 mg)
Unintentional additives
Packaging & cooking in aluminium utensils (up to 3.5 mg)
Drugs and medicines (50-1000 mg)
The human  body  strives  to  maintain  an  effective  balance  of  all  materials.  Most  of  the   aluminium
  entering the human body through whatever source is thrown out as quickly as possible.
 
     
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