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Commun Integr Biol. 2013 Nov 1;6(6):e26369. doi: 10.4161/cib.26369. Epub 2013 Sep 5.

Aluminum and the human diet revisited.

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University of British Columbia, Departments of Ophthalmology and Medical Science, Experimental Medicine, and Graduate Program in Neuroscience; Vancouver, BC Canada.
Western Pacific Tropical Research Center; University of Guam; UOG Station; Mangilao, Guam USA.


Concerns about aluminum (Al) exposure in the human diet have persisted for one century. We suggest that continued research would benefit from better reporting of environmental factors that are known to influence Al accumulation in plant organs that are consumed, focusing on subsets of the general public that exhibit the highest risk for neuropathological responses, increased evaluation of commercial processing procedures that may concentrate Al or other toxic substances, and designing studies with low dose, chronic exposure rather than further study of acute, brief exposure.


adjuvant; autoimmunity; neurodegeneration; neurotoxins; traditional medicine

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