aluminium

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aluminium

A metallic element (atomic number 13; atomic weight 26.98) which may cause low levels of intoxication.

Toxicology
Changes of aluminium toxicity include vitamin D-refractory osteodystrophy with impaired mineralisation, decreased bone formation, hypercalcaemia, anaemia, progressive encephalopathy, dementia (the data on aluminium and dementia are controversial).
 
Management
Chelation with deferroxamine.
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Some scientists have theorized that using over-the-counter deodorants formulated with aluminum compounds and parabens (used to increase a product's shelf life) could increase health risks.
Aluminum compounds are widely used not only in industry but also in foods (pickle brine, baking powder, and grated cheese, to name a few), most antiperspirants, many cosmetics, and some antacids and other medications.
Aluminum compounds, found in many vaccines including the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, "hyperstimulate" the immune response to vaccine antigens.
Some scientists have suggested that using over-the-counter deodorants formulated with aluminum compounds and parabens could increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
This project investigated how acid rains dissolve otherwise insoluble aluminum compounds in soils, which consequently amplified the amount of aluminum in the food chain.