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Are You at Risk From Aluminum Exposure?


Is it really linked to Alzheimer’s and autism? And why is eating it so different from getting it in a vaccine shot? Action Alert!

Aluminum is common in our environment, comprising about 8% of the Earth’s crust. It is therefore found in small amounts in our food, air, and water, but we don’t seem to absorb much from these sources, and we have a capacity to excrete small amounts.

The main source of dietary exposure to aluminum is in food additives—most commonly found in processed foods. Chronic use of antacids and buffered aspirins also increase our exposure to aluminum.

A few years go, we reported that the government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under public pressure, was phasing out some (but not all) mercury-containing vaccines. At the same time, six more vaccines were added to the CDC schedule—and all of them contained aluminum as an adjuvant. (Adjuvants are substances added to vaccines to enhance the body’s immune response.)

Proponents of this say that the levels of aluminum present in vaccines are safe, presumably because the body can process and excrete the metal. One of the rationales used is that, “Aluminum is everywhere! It’s in breast milk, baby formula, and lots of other foods we eat every day.” Well, yes, arsenic is also naturally occurring in soil, but most people would agree that it is a bad idea to inject it directly into the body.

Importantly, ingesting aluminum in food is very different than having it directly injected. Only a small percentage of aluminum is absorbed into the body when it is eaten, but just about all of it is absorbed into the body when it is injected. This is because anything ingested is sent to the liver for detoxification before being absorbed into the bloodstream, whereas vaccines are injected directly into the blood with no chance for the liver to remove it first.

Additionally, different people process heavy metals, toxins, and even nutrients differently because of genetic variances called polymorphisms—meaning that some people are at greater risk due to their bio-individuality—which underscores the importance of not forcing everyone to take the same vaccines in the same way. This is only one reason why the recent approval of legislation in California to remove all non-medical exemptions to vaccination for kids going to public or private schools is scientifically indefensible, as well as morally contradictory when it comes from politicians who say they are committed to a woman’s control over her own body.

We need to keep in mind that aluminum has a long-documented history of neurotoxic effects:

  • One study found aluminum to be associated with several neurodegenerative diseases, such as dialysis encephalopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Another study concluded that certain concentrations of aluminum in drinking water may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Yet another study points out that “[abundant] research indicates that aluminum is a particularly reactive metal towards multiple aspects of human neurobiology and the altered genetics that are associated with the development and propagation of sporadic [Alzheimer’s disease].” The study also states that “at physiologically realistic concentrations, aluminum strongly promotes amyloid aggregation and accumulation, a key feature of [Alzheimer’s] neuropathology.”

What about aluminum in vaccines? Italian researchers found aluminum-containing DTP vaccines more likely than plain vaccines to cause redness or skin hardening in younger children. Some older kids had pain lasting up to fourteen days from the aluminum-containing vaccines. And this was just the beginning.

Another study found strong links between the increasing use of aluminum as an adjuvant and the heightened presence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the US and Europe. The researchers found that the countries with the highest presence of ASD exposed their children to more aluminum in vaccines. The authors noted that it is especially dangerous for newborns to receive these injections because the blood brain barrier is not fully formed and is “thus more permeable to toxic substances.” Exposure to even small amounts of aluminum has been shown to cause neurodevelopmental delays in preterm infants—yet infants who receive the recommended schedule of immunizations have received 5000 mcg (5mg) of aluminum by eighteen months of age.

The authors of the above-mentioned study hit on another key point regarding how little actual safety testing has been done regarding aluminum:

[It] remains surprising that in spite of over 80 years of use, the safety of [aluminum] adjuvants appears to rest largely on assumptions rather experimental evidence. For example, nothing is known about the toxicology and pharmacokinetics of [aluminum] compounds in infants and children. In addition, the mechanisms by which [aluminum] adjuvants interact with the immune system remain far from clear. In this regard it is notable that many vaccine trials usually use an [aluminum] adjuvant containing “placebo” or another vaccine as the “control” group, rather than a saline control. [This] has not allowed a direct comparison of the efficacy and safety of the antigen alone versus the [aluminum] adjuvant.

Keep in mind that the aluminum is not part of the vaccine itself. It is an additive which may make the immune system respond more fully to the vaccine, but we don’t really know much about it. And we nevertheless give it to our youngest children.

When we consider what evidence we have, it borders on insanity to force parents to expose infants and other young people to any of this substance if it can be avoided. But, of course, even to raise questions or suggest that we need to keep working to make vaccines safer is enough to earn the scorn of the mainstream media and the “anti-vaxxer” epithet.

By the way, you probably already know this, but the fluoride that the government commonly dumps into the water supply is a by-product of the aluminum manufacturing process. The aluminum industry in the past had to pay the cost of getting rid of this toxic by-product. But at the urging of industry, government began taking it off their hands and putting it into your water and toothpaste.

Before leaving aluminum, let’s also keep in mind that there are other adjuvants which are just as scary, including formaldehyde, antibiotics (why are they even in vaccines?), and polysorbate 80. Formaldehyde is listed by the EPA as a “probable carcinogen” and is linked to a host of other negative health effects. You may remember having to dissect animals kept in formaldehyde for high school biology class and how overpowering and nasty the smell is. Do we really want these dangerous substances injected directly into our children?

Action Alert! Write to the CDC and urge them at a minimum to address the questions that have been raised about the safety of aluminum in vaccines. Mercury is not the only concern. Other adjuvants such as aluminum, formaldehyde, antibiotics, and polysorbate 80 need a lot more study before being injected into our youngest children. Please send your message immediately.


  • livefree1200cc

    I think people really need to wake up to how dangerous these vaccines are and how little good comes from them. That recent measles outbreak at Disney world it was found that 80% of the victims had already been vaccinated. Now California is going to FORCE people to give their children these unproven harmful products?? The small pox vaccine is about the only one worth getting, but guess what? They don’t give us peons that one. It must be only for the mega-rich.


    Vax makers could easily take out the junk. So, why don’t they?

    • Marc E.

      Better yet, why after roughly 6,000 years of human rule, haven’t we “awakened” to the fact that there is absolutely NOTHING manmade(regardless of initial intentions)that compares to what God gave us in naturally occurring, unadulturated plants and herbs for food for our overall well being (Genesis 1:29)if we would simply do some homework, and stop listening to a bunch of brainwashed “drug dealers”; because unfortunately that’s what many of todays’ medical doctors have become. Just “follow the money”, as they say. You can’t place a patent, therefore make much money on any God-given product. He gives it freely.


        In the past doctors were hardly needed. Maybe reset a broken bone or something, or remove a bullet. That’s about it.

  • MontanaMuleGal

    Has anyone looked into Solar Radiation Management? The covert spraying of aluminum nano-particles by aircraft to reflect sunlight away from the warming planet? These nano-particles are inhaled into the lungs and vastly inhibit the immune system.

    I just found out about this in May 2015 and have learned a lot from geoengineering watch dot org

    This technology is being discussed as a “last-ditch effort” to save the planet with technology, but it has already been in use for years and is contributing, along with all other pollution, to the total collapse of the biosphere.

    • Jjule

      Shout out. Yes. Been aware of it for years.
      People are slowly waking up.
      People in EU aren’t in such denial.
      The Alps! Are almost devoid of snow. The Alps!
      It’s a treasonous act against the world

    • Geo-engineering will be used for a while before it fails and destabilizes the climate, then humanity will try something else.

      Basically, in a few hundred years (a thousand if we’re lucky) we’ll have to leave the planet due to human destruction of it; and not war based either.

      Part of me is sad I won’t be alive to see that day.

      Things may change if the world wakes up, but good luck getting billions of people to cooperate.


    Legislators practicing medicine WITHOUT a MEDICAL license!! THAT’S illegal (oops undocumented) for ANYONE else in this country!

  • June Ribaldi

    Tried to. Won’t complete. Form. A wee bit hesitant as well. Because of what. Move on. .org. Did. Sold our. Information. Against it. However. I have just had my. Gizmos cleaned. And don’t want more. Problems.

  • Rick “C-6” Delair

    Also, we need to be aware of aluminum cookware! BAD STUFF! Unless it is coated with Teflon or something (also not the best), it is NOT safe to use—especially for acidic foods like sauerkraut, spaghetti sauce, tomato or citrus fruit based foods, anything with vinegar, like pickled beets etc. These will all dissolve the protective oxide film and expose bare aluminum to the food, and it gets into it. We then eat it, and the aluminum, dissolved into a nice solution so it absorbs readily in the body. People still use old aluminum cookware, coffee percolators (in some just the basket the coffee goes in and the stand-tube are aluminum, so beware!) and many other cooking items that touch food are aluminum! usually, fatty foods and non-acidic foods are actually OK to cook on aluminum, like a hamburger or steak etc on an aluminum griddle. If it us used ONLY for such foods, such as a fry pan etc is usually used, it is probably rather inert and safe, and the fats actually seal the aluminum surface. When we tore down buildings, I usually just scrapped all aluminum cookware, even if brand new never used, and also teflon coated stuff as well–if it was aluminum it went in for scrap–including window frames etc—ironically I never even toughed it with my bare hands, as I believe it can be absorbed through the skin, and it makes your hands feel dry and gritty, which is nasty, so I always handles it with gloves! I even went to titanium pushrims on my wheelchair because the cheap non-anodized aluminum ones left metallic aluminum on my hands! The titanium does this some, but it getting better as it breaks in, the aluminum NEVER breaks in. Anodized aluminum pushrims are fine, until the anodized finish wears off or gets scratched off, though, then it’s as bad as bare aluminum. The only aluminum cookware I don’t scrap is antique stuff, but I stress to anybody that wants it NOT to cook on it unless you cook strictly non-acidic foods only. Better to display it, instead! To think that most restaurants still use HUGE aluminum uncoated pots, pans, etc to cook food in, and often cook acidic foods! We eat out alot, and I have to wonder if we are being slowly poisoned with aluminum—I think “YES”. Remember the old “tab top” beer an soda cans in the 1970’s and earlier, with aluminum tops and bottoms, and steel sides? Or the first all aluminum tab top cans in the late ’70’s early ’80’s? And remember the distinctively nasty “metallic” taste the product they contained had? well—since both beer and soda are acidic, either citric acid, phosphoric acid, or BOTH, combined with bare, un coated aluminum, and you were drinking this metal! And the longer this stuff sat on a shelf or in the fridge, the more metallic they taste! I can see why people who were younger in that era still alive today are prone to Alzheimers! Also remember most people cooked in “Revere Ware” etc back then! I have some of those old cans I display, and the aluminum parts are definitely bare, uncoated! When plastic coated aluminum cane came out, magically, the “metallic” taste was gone in soda and beer! This says alot! Also, the government spraying us with aluminum powder is nasty and intentional. Way too much aluminum being ingested—no wonder why Alzheimers is going up in numbers of cases! Cheers!