Breast cancer awareness groups have long been warning about the risks of aluminum exposure through contaminated anti-antiperspirants (1). Aluminum is a neutotoxin that’s also been linked to dementia, autism, Alzeimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (2,3).
Its free ion, Al(3+) (aq), is highly biologically reactive and uniquely equipped to do damage to essential cellular (neuronal) biochemistry (4). With more work going into the autopsies of Alzheimer’s patients, it’s becoming undeniable that aluminum is directly linked to the disease.
Aluminum & Your Brain
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, a neurological disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior (5).
The link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum was first discovered in 1965, when researchers discovered that injecting rabbits’ brains with aluminum caused them to develop neurofibrillary tangles, the same twisted proteins found in brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (6).
By 1980, Daniel Perl and Arnold Brody had managed to actually peer inside human brain cells and found aluminum too.
“It became very, very difficult to get funding to work on aluminum. As soon as you mentioned aluminum, you’re dismissed with ‘Oh, that hypothesis was disproven years ago,'” explains John Savory, a professor emeritus of pathology at the University of Virginia.
See also: preventing Alzheimer’s
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“But it has not been disproven. The truth is, nobody knows.” (6)