Of course, it has long been known that aluminum is neurotoxic, and there are numerous studies which have confirmed that.
It’s true, chronic exposure to aluminum causes various neurological diseases, like autism, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. However, the mounting scientific evidence leaves no doubt about the detrimental effects of aluminum.
This newest study conducted at the Keele University in the UK indicates that there are elevated levels in the brain of an individual exposed to aluminum at work, and he died from Alzheimer’s disease.
Numerous neurological studies have found the link between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer’s, as well as many other neurological diseases.
However, this case is believed to be “the first direct link” between Alzheimer’s disease and increased levels of aluminum in the brain after an occupational exposure.
Anyhow, this 66-year-old Caucasian man, after 8 years of exposure to aluminum dust, developed an aggressive form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and experts claim that it“suggests a prominent role for the olfactory system and lungs in the accumulation of aluminum in the brain.”
Also, there was another case in 2004, when high aluminum levels were discovered in the tissues of a woman in the
UK who died of early-onset Alzheimer’s. This followed an industrial accident 16 years before, which released 20 metric tons of aluminum sulfate into the local drinking water.
Numerous other studies provided evidence that increased aluminum levels in people lead to various neurological symptoms.
For individuals who work in mines, agriculture, factories, welding are at an increased threat of aluminum exposure. This is apart from the continuing ingestion of aluminum vapors every time cigarette smoke enters your nose.
Inhaling aluminum vapors or dust sends aluminum particles, which are in an easily absorbable form, directly into the lungs. From there, they go into the bloodstream and are distributed throughout your body, including the brain and bones.