Is Aluminum Cookware Really Dangerous or not?


Should the debate surrounding the association between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease be the concern when considering the use of aluminum cookware in your kitchen?
Reports from both the EPA and Health Canada indicate that there has been no identifiable link between Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurological diseases, and the ingestion of aluminum. However, it has been suggested that aluminum may have an effect on those who already have the disease.

An article posted by Health Canada titled “The Safe Use of Cookware” indicates that people ingest on average about 10 milligrams of aluminum per day in total, most of which is from the food that we eat. Aluminum pots and pans contribute about 1 or 2 milligrams only of that daily intake. The World Health Organization has estimated that adults can consume more than 50 milligrams of aluminum daily without harm.

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What does need to be considered, however, is that aluminum cookware that is worn or pitted will dissolve more aluminum than those that are maintained and replaced regularly. As well, leafy vegetables and acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus products will absorb more aluminum than other foods.

It also should be noted that other metals used in cookware allow for the absorption of different minerals into food, including stainless steel. The NSF and other health and safety organizations have rigorous standards to ensure that the materials used for cookware and other household products are safe for use by consumers.

As it stands, there really shouldn’t be a concern with the use of aluminum cookware within the home, at least no more than any other material.

Parkinson’s sickness is a degenerative issue of the focal sensory system that hinders engine abilities, psychological procedures, and different capacities. PD is the most widely recognized reason for interminable dynamic disorder portrayed by tremor, unbending nature, brady-kinesia and postural precariousness.

Among non-engine, side effects are autonomic brokenness and tangible and rest troubles. Subjective and neuro-behavioral issues, including dementia, are normal in the propelled phases of the illness.

A diagnosis like that can cause a lot of things to change in your life. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and the treatment is one of masking or limiting the symptoms as much as possible. It is also a progressive disease that moves at different rates in each person.

Possible environmental causes or triggers tend to skew towards the absorption of metals and pesticides in the body. Is this the cause? No, probably not, but it may be a factor worth considering. At this stage of the game, I am looking for ways to slow the problem, not compound it. So when I heard that aluminum cookware might leach aluminum into the food, I took notice and did a little research.

I found that the first stamped and cast aluminum cookware was manufactured in 1892 by a company in Pittsburgh which later became known as ALCOA.

Final words

Believe it or not, it was not a big hit. In fact, it was not well received at all because of quality concerns. I was surprised to learn that it took over 50 years before aluminum pots and pans gained acceptance with the general public.