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Why put more metal in our lives when it’s not necessary.
You've probably heard that it’s not good to use antiperspirant deodorant because of the aluminum,
but what about aluminum foil and food?
Studies have been done that “clearly indicate that the use of aluminum foil for cooking contributes significantly to the daily intake of aluminum through the cooked foods. The amount of leaching was found to be high in acidic solutions, and even higher with the addition of spices.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the obtained values considered to be unacceptable.
Finally, excessive consumption of aluminum from leaching aluminum foil has an extreme health risk effects.
Aluminum foil may be used for packing but not for cooking.”
Although aluminum foil can be recycled, it must be clean of debris to be recycled properly.
When used for grilling or baking in the oven, it’s often impossible to remove all the cooked on food.
Many times aluminium foil is used to line pans to make clean up easy.
Here are some replacement options for disposable aluminum foil:
Aluminum is a non-renewable resource so use it wisely and reuse it whenever possible.
Better yet, use one of the Aluminum foil alternatives listed above for the oven and grill.
They options are safer, more eco-friendly, easy to acquire and implement.
Instead of me trying to reword all the detailed information, here is a link to a fantastic study
on the human exposure to aluminum by the Royal Society of Chemistry. [Christopher Exley, 2013]
Have another clever replacement for aluminum foil? Leave a comment here.
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