The costs of applying aluminum compounds
tend to be reasonable, since most aluminum-based compounds are relatively inexpensive and readily available throughout North America.
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a mandate that all antiperspirants containing aluminum and aluminum compounds
contain a label warning consumers of potential hazards.
Most of these are rendered insoluble in oil or water by reacting then1 with aluminum compounds
to produce a "lake," which is then ground into very fine particles that can be suspended in the base.
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.
, 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.
Rebecca Abernethy, from the Central Interior region of BC was awarded the intermediate prize for her project on 'Aluminum in the Food Chair.' This project investigated how acid rains dissolve otherwise insoluble aluminum compounds
in soils, which consequently amplified the amount of aluminum in the food chain.
Most vaccine safety studies use the vaccine formula (containing toxic aluminum compounds
, formaldehyde, and other constituents) minus the antigen as a control, or the studies compare two types of vaccines or vaccine doses/schedules.