+
Cookware

Aluminum pans a hazard-bunk!

sueatmo | Nov 2, 200911:22 AM     20

Does anyone know where this myth got started. I heard it first in the '70s coming from health nuts trying to link Alzheimer's and aluminum, because more aluminum was found in bodies of Alzheimer's patients. I think we now know that Alzheimer's is caused by high cholesterol. There may be a genetic predisposition to the early-onset Alzheimer's, since it tends to run in families.

My mother's Alzheimer's began in her eighties, after 2 bypasses and years of crazy eating. Her lipotor probably prolonged her ability to function. Even now, the progession is fairly slow, though continual. (She is 92) She used Wearever aluminum pans for cooking for 2-3 decades. Do I think there is a link between the two? No I don't. She has classic heart disease with high cholesterol, and I think that is why she has Alzheimer's.

Back in the '70s I actually had an older pharmacist tell me I shouldn't use antiperspirent because of the ingredient aluminum chlorohydrate. He said you could could get a lump under the arm and it could travel to the breast and be cancerous. I thought that was crackpot.

Where did this fear of aluminum get started?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

6 Budget-Friendly BBQ Tips to Save Money When Grilling This Summer
Guides

6 Budget-Friendly BBQ Tips to Save Money When Grilling This Summer

by Anna Hecht | If you're looking for ways to save money this summer while still cooking out, these affordable grilling...

17 Canning Recipes to Capture Peak Season Produce
Recipe Round-Ups

17 Canning Recipes to Capture Peak Season Produce

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | Home canning is not as complicated as you might think. Yes, it’s something pioneer women would devote...

5 Veggie Harvest Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Garden
Guides

5 Veggie Harvest Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Garden

by Debbie Wolfe | If you've gone to the trouble of nurturing a vegetable garden, make sure to harvest it so you get...

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
How To

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest

by David Klein | Growing your own tomatoes is satisfying on many levels. Their season is fast and high-yielding, making...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.