Myth 4: Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum
pots and pans can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible
suspect in Alzheimer’s. This suspicion led to concern about
exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots
and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants.
Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for
aluminum in causing Alzheimer’s. Experts today focus on
other areas of research, and few believe that everyday
sources of aluminum pose any threat.
1960 1970 年代，鋁被懷疑可能導致阿茲海默症。
'There is no conclusive medical or scientific evidence
of a link between aluminium and Alzheimer's disease.
There have been three independent scientific enquiries
into the Camelford incident, none of which have found
a causal link with dementia.
Whilst this is a sad and tragic incident, it should not
lead to wider panic. Aluminium is one of the most
abundant minerals in the world, and worldwide research
has not found any evidence that exposure to everyday
levels of aluminium is a risk factor for Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Society offers help and support to
families affected by dementia throughout the country
and we would be happy to offer advice to any families
living in the Camelford area.
We still do not know what causes Alzheimer's disease,
and until this time the Alzheimer's Society supports
all research into potential causes and cures.'