Getting rid of aluminum?

Avoid ingesting or absorbing aluminum (if you follow this link, scroll down to “health concerns”).

  • If you use an anti-perspirant, look at the ingredients.  If there’s anything that starts with “alum” – stop using it.  Even natural “crystal” deodorants can be dangerous.
  • Use aluminum-free baking powder only and look for it on ingredient labels.  If it doesn’t say “aluminum-free,” it probably isn’t.  (This is only a problem with baking powder, not baking soda.)
  • Use stainless steel, glass or enamel cookware and not aluminum.  I had a very tough time finding something to replace the aluminum tray that came with my toaster oven.  I finally found something good at Muji.  Unfortunately, they don’t have it on their online store, so I took a picture of it.
Stainless Steel Toaster Oven Pan

Stainless Steel Pan and Removable Rack from Muji

  • Don’t drink stuff that comes in aluminum cans, if you can help it.
  • If you use aluminum foil for food storage, try not to let it touch your food (use it over the top of a big enough container that allows for some space between it and the food, or wrap the food in wax paper first (many supermarkets sell unbleached wax paper), then use the aluminum foil over that, if possible.
  • If you use aluminum foil for baking, try using parchment paper, but make sure you get the natural, non-silicone-coated kind (see link).

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