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Re: Aluminum Pots for cooking & Paste

This is also touched on in Richard Rhodes new book on Spongiform
Encephalopaties. It is believed that inhaled particals contribute.
(some spectulate that what may be sometimes misdiagnosed as Alzheimers
may actually be an encephalopathy passed on through beef consumption.)

Off for a burger...


On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Donn Sanford wrote:

> Jeff's reply is on-target and accurate.  After much independent research,
> no link between aluminum and Alzheimer's can be proven.  There is a basis
> for the myth . . . Alzheimer's patients have been found to have traces of
> aluminum in some portion of the brain.  Fact: Aluminum is the most
> plentiful element in the earth's crust . . . you'll acquire some of it even
> if you never use an aluminum pot!
> The recognized "expert" on this topic is Sy Epstein at the Aluminum
> Association http://www.aluminum.org
> donn
> At 10:58 AM 9/12/1997 -0400, you wrote:
> >Bob Muens wrote:
> >>
> >> Colette Asks:
> >> BO>I have two pots provided in our apt. and both are aluminum.  I have only
> >> BO>used both of them once because I read somewhere that we should not
> cook in
> >> BO>them due to health reasons - cancer causing?  Can anyone verify if
> this is
> >> BO>true or not - I know it's a little off the topic, but they are kinda
> related
> >> BO>to papermaking aren't they?
> >>
> >>         Yes it is unhealthy to cook food in aluminium pots but only
> >> acidic foods such as tomato sauces, etc.  That does cover a lot of food.
> >>         I don't know how it effects papermaking but if you wanted to get
> >> enameled or stainless cookware how about catalog shopping?
> >>
> >> Bob
> >
> >This is really off the subject but I can't let this go by.  There used
> >to be some concern that aluminum pots were related to Alzheimers (sp?)
> >but that has been investigated and NO relationship has been found.
> >There is no other concern with aluminum pots that I have ever heard
> >and I would like to see references on anything to the contrary.  The
> >only concern with tomato sauces are the acidity which may affect the
> >flavor.
> >
> >But now back to something on the subject.  I have a intro to
> >bookbinding book that states that wheat flour paste has been
> >used for 100's of years and that there is no need to use anything
> >else (i.e. PVA glue).  Another book says that Elmer's is not
> >suitable because it is not flexible enough.  Any thoughts on these
> >two statements?
> >
> >--
> >Jeffrey D. Morris, Ph.D.
> >Health & Environmental Labs
> >Eastman Kodak Co.
> >Rochester, NY 14652
> >morris@xxxxxxxxx
> >
> >

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