Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elevated brain aluminum linked to Alzheimer's

Research at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK, has shown for the first time that an individual who was exposed to aluminum at work and died of Alzheimer's disease had high levels of aluminum in the brain.

While aluminum is a known neurotoxin and occupational exposure to aluminum has been implicated in neurological disease, including Alzheimer's disease, this finding is believed to be the first record of a direct link between Alzheimer's disease and elevated brain aluminum following occupational exposure to the metal.

The work exposed him to aluminum sulfate 'dust' on a daily basis over 8 years. An 'ordinary' dust mask was supplied to protect against inhalation of the materials. Within a short time of starting this work the man complained of headaches, tiredness and mouth ulcers. By 1999 he started to show problems in relation to memory and suffered depression.

Following his death, aged 66, in 2011, a neuropathological examination confirmed advance stage Alzheimer's disease. There then followed the most comprehensive investigation ever of the aluminum content of the frontal lobe of a single individual with 49 different tissue samples being measured for aluminum.

The results suggest very strongly that occupational exposure to aluminum contributed significantly to the untimely death of this individual with Alzheimer's disease."

Bonnie: Aluminum is added to vaccinations to create a stronger immune response to pathogens. There is no normal immune defense because the aluminum bypasses the gastrointestinal tract and skin. One wonders what that aluminum is doing to young brains? There should be research done on this specific issue.


Katherine said...

Out of curiosity, do you have more details surrounding the study?

nutrocon@aol.com said...

Our client Mary Ann wanted us to post this for her: "I think it's a very important article. Think of all the people who use anti-perspirants that contain aluminum."

nutrocon@aol.com said...

Here is the link to the study Katherine: http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/8/1/41/abstract