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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Aluminum

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Aluminum is everywhere in our modern lives. This video helps open the conversation about our exposure to this toxic metal that can poison many of our biologic systems. It is particularly important for people with MTHFR mutations or are on dialysis (dialysis doesn't remove aluminum) to consider this exposure.
-CB

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Some of the more common sources of "avoidable" aluminum (from here):
1) cooking utensils—aluminum pots, teflon pans and foil-wrapped foods;
2) beverages in aluminum cans – the phosphoric acid in soft drinks leaches aluminum from the walls of the can; also - aluminum drink pouches like CapriSun (which has been associated with ADHD).
3) added as an anti-caking agent to salt and sugar;
4) baking powder;
5) antiperspirants;
6) bleaching agent in white flour;
7) used as an emulsifier in some processed cheeses;
8) cake mixes, self-rising flour and frozen dough;
9) commercial teas;
10) toothpaste, sunscreen, lotions, powders/talcs and cosmetics;
11) infant formulas – soy formulas contain 10 times more aluminum than milk based formulas;
12) cigarette filters;
13) anti-acids, buffered aspirin and many other over-the-counter medications;
14) occupational—welding and smelting and;
15) vaccines.

YouTube link #1: http://youtu.be/jsDKP9rXLkg
YouTube link #2: http://youtu.be/9k6p3Zem9G0
*warning, short clips of medically related exposure*

Quantities of Aluminum in Vaccines
Pneumococcal vaccine0.125 mg/dose
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine< 0.17 to < 0.625 mg/dose
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine0.225 mg/dose
Hib/ Hep B vaccine0.225 mg/dose
Hepatitis A vaccine (Hep A)0.225 to 0.25 mg/dose (pediatrics)
0.45 to 0.5 mg/dose (adults)
Hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B)0.225 to 0.5 mg/dose
Hep A/ Hep B vaccine0.45 mg/dose
DTaP/inactivated polio/ Hep B vaccine< 0.85 mg/dose
DTaP/inactivated polio/Hib vaccine0.33 mg/dose
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine0.225 mg/dose
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine0.25 mg/dose
Quantities of Aluminum in Other Things
Breast milk0.04 milligrams per liter (mg/L)
Ponds, lakes, streams0.1 mg/L
Infant formula0.225 mg/L
Soy-based formula0.46 to 0.93 mg/L
Buffered aspirin10 to 20 mg/tablet
Antacid104-208 mg/tablet

One strategy for removing aluminum from the body is drinking water high in silica:





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