Is The Aluminum Container Harmful To Human Health?


An average human body contains approximately 35 mg of aluminum. Almost 50% of this amount is found in the lungs, 25% in soft tissues, and 25% in bones. The amount of aluminum that can be taken with utensils, kitchen foil and cans of beverages used in kitchens is only a very small part of the amount of aluminum that can be taken daily with nutrients.

Although some sources contain articles on the impact of aluminum on human health, aluminum does not have a direct threatening effect on human health.

Conclusions and recommendations of the European Union guidelines on metals in contact with food:

  • User information by manufacturers of aluminum products in contact with food and used as uncoated: The phrase: “Don’t keep this product in contact with moist and salty foods contains high acidity before cooking and it is used to store food in the refrigerator” should be written to the tags.
  • Guidance descriptions must be supplied by manufacturers of aluminum materials used in acidic or saline environments without coating.

Aluminum and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common brain diseases. There is a misconception that aluminum leads to Alzheimer's disease in society. Currently, Research is still being conducted to determine the causes of Alzheimer's disease. These studies evaluate genetic factors that cause disease, metabolism variables, and abnormal proteins, environmental factors that include aluminum, solvents or other metals. Alzheimer's patients have 20 to 30 times more aluminum in their brain cells than in a normal person's brain cells, which can be seen as a possible cause of this disease. But the collection of aluminum in the brain has no definitive indications that it is a cause or consequence of the disease. The most important parameter in the formation of this disease is that genetic causes and environmental factors trigger each other, and aluminum alone is not the cause of the formation of this disease.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • No reason has been found to indicate that aluminum is the primary cause of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Aluminum has not been found to cause pathology for any species, including human.
  • The development of Alzheimer's disease has not been observed to accelerate in older people who use drinking water containing high amounts of aluminum.


Compiled from the works of:

Who –World Health Organization

Canadian Department of Health

Dr. Peter Baum-Council of Europe

German Institute for Risk Assessment

W. Ted Brown M.D. Ph.D-New York State Institute of Research Dep.


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