Aluminum. It is the most abundant metal found naturally in the earth’s crust. But new research published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology warns that constant exposure to it can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, which typically lead to early death.
Pharmaceutical drugs, processed foods, tap water, antiperspirant deodorants and even infant formulas all contain aluminum, say researchers. And the extreme levels to which many people are being exposed in the modern age has triggered an epidemic of brain damage and early death.
Professor Christopher Exley of Keele University, who has studied the effects of aluminum extensively, found that these everyday exposures are a major contributor to Alzheimer’s, the direct effect of the metal slowly accumulating in the brain and causing neuronal damage.