Sources of Aluminum

Sources of Aluminum

List of sources of aluminum

Aluminum Cookware –    Pots, baking pans, cookie sheets, dutch ovens, calderos
Safer Alternative – Stainless Steel, cast iron, porcelain, ceramic, Non stick thermolon is safe if it is attached to stainless steel

Aluminum Foil– Safer Alternatives for cooking, use nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper
 For storage use plastic wrap between food and aluminum foil

Drinking Water – Aluminum in drinking water comes from alum which is used to purify
drinking water and cement lined drinking water pipes which leach aluminum.
Use pitcher style Brita Water filter to remove aluminum and keep silica in the water.
BEWARE: Some inline home water filters add aluminum to the water   

Water Filters:

                    Most fluoride filters use alumina (aluminum oxide) to filter the fluoride which
                    adds aluminum to your drinking water.

                    Safer Alternative – Bone Char filter – directions for making your own are at my blog

Baking Powder – even aluminum free baking powder contains some aluminum 
Safer alternative – make you own – recipe: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon corn starch (so it doesn’t cake)

Coffee/Tea Maker –the heating element in which the water is heated is usually made of  aluminum 
Safer Alternative :Coffee makers where the water never contacts aluminum
Drip Style : Krups  Mocha brew, Jura  Copresso MG 900, Bunn Speed/Velocity Brew, Keurig, Nespresso Type C110 (the aluminum cups have been tested and they are safe), Braun coffee maker model KF7000
Percolator:  Faberware FCP 240-A (small), Faberware FCP 412 (large)

Alum – check your spice cabinet

Aluminum cans – Don’t drink beverages out of aluminum cans. Aluminum cans are lined with plastic and the plastic degrades overtime.

Food – Products that contain baking powder (some baking powders contain Aluminum):
Pancakes, Frozen pancakes, pancake mixes, waffles, donuts, muffins, cupcakes, cakes,  biscuits,  
scones,  biscotti, tortillas, corn bread, brownies, baked fruit and vegetable breads (banana,  
blueberry, zucchini etc.)
Candy – Jelly beans, M&M’s, skittles – the dyes  contain Aluminum Lake
Shredded Cheese and Salt – Alum (aluminum sulfate) or aluminum silicate are used as  anticaking agents Pickles -Alum (aluminum sulfate)

Antiperspirant – Most contain Aluminum, sometimes listed as Alum
Safer alternatives Arm and Hammer Essentials, Schimdts  (there is a stick for sensitive skin which has no baking soda – baking soda causes skin irritation in some people)

Antacids most contain Aluminum Hydroxide
Safer alternative those that contain sodium carbonate

Pharmaceuticals -Prescription /over the counter
 aluminum is used as a colorant, anticaking agent and astringent
Canker sore powder -Alum (aluminum sulfate)
Levothyroxine (Thyroid medication) – aluminum lake  – Safer alternative 50 mcg is the only dosage that doesn’t contain aluminum lake
Domeboro – astringent– aluminum sulfate  tetradecahydrate  –Safer alternative – Epsom                   salts
Mutivitamins – colorant
Musinex 12 Hour – yellow # 10 aluminum lake
Citrucel caplets – FD&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake
Bayer Low dose aspirin safety coated – D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6     Aluminum Lake  Safer atlternative Walgreens Low Dose Dye-free Asprin 81 mg
Centrum Multivitamins – sodium aluminum silicate (SAS) is present in some of the Centrum multivitamins
Ascriptin Maximum Strength Buffered Aspirin – uses aluminum hydroxide as the buffer Safer Alternative CVS regular strength buffered aspirin uses calcium carbonate (some people’s stomach don’t react well to calcium carbonate)

Cosmetics  Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate – used in various cosmetics as an absorbent , an                            anticaking agent and a viscosity increasing agent – nonaqueous.
Suntan lotion – aluminum oxide              
Styptic Pencil – Alum (aluminum sulfate)              
Lipstick – aluminum lake as a colorant
Soap and Shampoo
          Bar Soap in the UK – Dove original beauty cream bar 
          EnviroKlenz Odor Neutralizing Bar Soap – aluminum oxide (company in Florida)  
          Dry shampoo
          Medicated Selsun Blue

Look for and avoid these ingredients on food labels
Alum (aluminum sulfate), alumina, aluminum, or bauxite

Artificial Food Colorants – containing Aluminum Lake, Carmine contains aluminum Safer Alternative – Natural Food Colorants – Color Kitchen makes good colorants for frosting

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