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Time to Stop Using Aluminum

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The Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) recently launched a Social Media effort to expose aluminum safety policy flaws.

Founder of CMSRI Claire Dwoskin said, “While the evidence against the safety of aluminum in foods, cosmetics, skincare products – and especially vaccines – continues to mount, consumer awareness and acceptance of the research results has lagged far behind,” said Dwoskin, a longtime advocate for safer vaccines. “We believe the best way to convince people of the danger of aluminum is to help them come to this conclusion by themselves. So we’re just putting the contradictions in our government’s safety policies out there to get consumers questioning what they’re being told.”

According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, aluminum is toxic to the human body, specifically to the central nervous system. Studies by respected medical institutions worldwide link aluminum to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, brain and bone disease caused by high levels of aluminum in the body have been seen in children with kidney disease.

Aluminum was determined to be highly toxic over 100 years ago and the leaching of it into food cooked in aluminum pans was discovered over 50 years ago, yet these pans are still sold with no health warning. The FDA warns against ingestion of products containing aluminum, yet it approves of chew-able antacids that contain aluminum.

CMSRI is also featuring a guide to minimizing exposure to aluminum found in everyday consumer products on their website. The “Reduce Risk/Reduce Aluminum” eBook is available to download for free at www.cmsri.org.

“The use of aluminum in these products is not necessary,” said Dwoskin. “We hope a shift in consumer preference for products that are aluminum-free will provide an incentive to all manufacturers to remove it.”

For over a decade, the Dwoskin Family Foundation has funded efforts focused on finding the root causes of immune, inflammatory and cognitive disorders in children and older adults. This mission is based on the acknowledged significant increases of previously-rare autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that have become prevalent since the 1980’s. These diseases include a wide range of conditions varying from asthma to autism and age related neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.\

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