Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

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Re: Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

Postby Brian4 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:22 am

Laurie, thanks so much for the extremely helpful info!

As I mentioned before, I'm using ZeroWater, but I take various forms (mostly drops) of supplemental Si throughout the day.

The frequent use of Al salts in water treatment facilities is disturbing....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7037863/

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Re: Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

Postby lumia » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:51 am

laurie wrote:When choosing a water filter you need to first identify what is in the water that you want to remove. If you want to remove aluminum which is a cation (positively charged ion) you must use a cation exchange resin. Brita is a combination of cation exchange resin and activated carbon. My husband has tested the Brita, Zero and Pur filters for removing aluminum and all remove 98.5% of the aluminum however only the Brita doesn't remove silica (OSA), Pur removed 8 % of the silica, Zero removed 93% of the silica. This is why my husband chose the Brita filter for the Silicade recipe.

The filter you mentioned cleansui does not have a cation filter therefore it will not remove aluminum or other toxic cations, such as mercury, lead and cadmium so it is good you are considering a new filter if you want to remove aluminum and other toxic metal cations. When you move check the treatment procedure for your drinking water as an aluminum salt may be used to treat the water. Also water delivery systems have cement lined and lead pipes that add aluminum and lead to the drinking water.

I hope your move goes smoothly.


Well, the problem is this: it seems I and my wife have different priorities on what to remove; she seems to be more concerned about microplastics, of which the Brita--or the Mavea for that matter--certain does not remove.

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Re: Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

Postby laurie » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:24 am

Brian4 wrote:Laurie, thanks so much for the extremely helpful info!

As I mentioned before, I'm using ZeroWater, but I take various forms (mostly drops) of supplemental Si throughout the day.

The frequent use of Al salts in water treatment facilities is disturbing....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7037863/

Brian


If you are trying to remove aluminum supplemental Si will not be effective as these supplements don't have enough OSA which is the form of Silica that is effective at removing aluminum. Here is a table of the testing my husband did on si supplements for the amount of OSA. [img]
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Yes the use of aluminum salts to treat drinking water is resulting in an increase of Alzheimer's and other neurological conditions. I live in the US and the City of Cambridge, Ma which has MIT and Harvard University treats the water with aluminum. The city of Chicago also treats the water with aluminum.
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Re: Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

Postby laurie » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:29 am

lumia wrote:Well, the problem is this: it seems I and my wife have different priorities on what to remove; she seems to be more concerned about microplastics, of which the Brita--or the Mavea for that matter--certain does not remove.


There are so many toxins we are exposed to and it is challenging and sometimes difficult to try and avoid all of them. Aluminum is so serious that as you know it is one of my top priorities. I guess you and your household may have to have 2 water filters. Thanks for your interest in the information I have provided to this forum.
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Re: Sources of Aluminum in our daily lives, safer alternatives, words to look for on labels

Postby lumia » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:07 am

laurie wrote:There are so many toxins we are exposed to and it is challenging and sometimes difficult to try and avoid all of them. Aluminum is so serious that as you know it is one of my top priorities. I guess you and your household may have to have 2 water filters. Thanks for your interest in the information I have provided to this forum.


This issue seems to originate from different ways purifiers are designed in Europe and Asia--Europeans are more concerned with limescale (thus the ion-exchange resin) and Asians are more concerned with microbes (thus the ultrafiltration membrane). It seems there's some hope in this; for the past few hours I identified a pitcher that has both (and also makes an aluminum removal claim).

EDIT: I'm referring to Laica's Mikroplastik-stop line, which is basically a Brita-DE/Mavea Maxtra with an ultrafiltration post-filter. It's not available in the US, but I have a reliable source from overseas.


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