Health risks of aluminum have been known for over a 100 years, yet we coincidentally find aluminum added and/or concentrated in so many things we consume, wear, and use daily. This includes: commercially made bread products, American cheese, tap water, filtered water (activated alumina, reverse osmosis), medicine (pill buffers, nasal sprays, vaccines), clothing, personal and baby care products such as shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, makeup and unfortunately plenty more too.
Do not blindly trust in just any filtered water, for reverse osmosis filtration can concentrate the dangerous heavy metals mercury and aluminum! Beware of activated alumina filters, and Aluminum Fluoride as well.
Alum powder is used as the acidic component of every major commercial baking powder, including a well-known major brand that is known traditionally by some for not using alum in its' residential size packages. Alum was used by bakers in England during the 1800's to make bread whiter. In 1875, the Sale of Food and Drugs Act prevented this and other alterations.
In the April 1995 issue of the international science journal, Neurotoxicology, reported that the widespread use of aluminum salts to purify water may lead to brain damage and may account for the large scale loss of memory experienced by people suffering from Alzheimer's disease! The Australia Institute of Bio-medical Research, based in Sydney, reported that experiments with rats showed that tiny amounts of aluminum consumed in water found its way to their brains and accumulated there. It has been known for twenty years that if aluminum accumulated in the brain over a period of time, it could kill off neurons and cause memory loss. Institute researcher Judie Walton noted the worldwide massive increase in Alzheimer's disease over the past 70 years. She pointed out, "We are drinking it and eating it throughout our lifetimes, so by the time we are quite old we have had a lot of exposure to aluminum."
The research on rats found measurable amounts of aluminum in their brains after just one glass of aluminum treated water. Walton observed, "We really should look seriously at revisiting this possibility that aluminum addition to foods and drinking water is a health hazard. Using aluminum to purify water may be even more dangerous than the use of fluoride and chlorine in our water. It is believed that the problem is worsened by the action of fluoride in facilitating the absorption of aluminum."
Vaccine Ingredients... Ex: aborted fetal tissue, mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, antifreeze, and more (http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html).
One intriguing and disturbing fact about fluoridation is that over 90% of the agent used in US fluoridation schemes is not pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride, on which practically all toxicological testing has been performed, but industrial grade hexafluorosilicic acid obtained from the air pollution scrubbing systems of the superphosphate industry (e.g. Cargill Fertilizer). By law, this waste cannot be dumped into the sea but the EPA allows it to be diluted down with our public drinking water. The union representing scientists at the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC has gone on record as opposing this bizarre form of hazardous waste management (See www.fluoridealert.org).