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Institutional Inertia: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Children from Aluminum Toxicity?


Roughly 130 years later, it is no exaggeration to say that aluminum has become an active (albeit unhelpful) "participant in human evolution."

…not only does aluminum constitute a 'significant component of newborns' exposure to xenobiotics and contaminants,' but the consequences of aluminum overload in the perinatal period can have pathological consequences that persist into adulthood.

The scientist citing aluminum's outsized biological influence—Professor Chris Exley of the United Kingdom's Keele University—is one of the world's foremost aluminum experts. He points out that because aluminum exposure is largely insidious, complacency about aluminum's effects persists despite the nearly universal body burden that human beings now carry.