News Roundup: Aluminum Foil

The use of Aluminum Foil is very common in most kitchens for cooking and wrapping our foods. Studies have shown that Aluminum is a known neurotoxin. Neurotoxic metals can also be a factor in many neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s. There has also been some recent debate around whether or not cooking with aluminum foil is bad for our health. This week’s news roundup presents news stories related to this discussion.

Doctors Are Now Warning: If You Use Aluminum Foil, Stop It Or Face Deadly Consequences: Best Healthy Guide. “Additionally, it has been scientifically shown that cooking with aluminum foil impacts the bones, due to the fact that the metal accumulates in the bones and leads to loss of calcium which is of utmost importance for proper bone health. Cooking with aluminum foil was also found to cause pulmonary fibrosis and other respiratory issues.”

Why You Shouldn’t Wrap Your Food in Aluminum Foil Before Cooking It: Huffington Post.  “Scientists are exploring whether over-exposure to aluminum may be posing threats to human health. For instance, high concentrations of aluminum have been detected in the brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Dangers of Aluminum Foil: Sciencing. “Aluminum foil is a great tool to use in cooking, baking and food storage. However, there are dangers associated with its use. These dangers include safety and health risks, such as food contamination and the absorption of too much aluminum into the body. There is some controversy as to the extent of aluminum foil's impact in these situations, but scientists continue to investigate its safety in everyday use.”

Myth or Fact? Cooking with Aluminum Foil Is Bad for Your Health: Food Network. “More research may be needed to warrant tossing all your foil in the trash. Determine if the food you prepare comes into contact with foil and assess if this could potentially contribute to a higher than desirable intake of aluminum. If you are concerned about your intake, reserve foil for food storage instead of cooking.”

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