Aluminum Phosphate: Aluminum can occur naturally in food, but we are mainly exposed to it through food additives. Additives containing aluminum, such as Sodium Aluminum Phosphate and Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, are used as stabilizers in many products. Aluminum can build up and remain in the human body, especially in the bones.
Animals exposed to aluminum in the womb and during development show neurological effects such as changes in behavior, learning and motor response. Neurotoxicity has occurred in people undergoing dialysis who received large intravenous doses of unpurified water, but a direct link between aluminum food additives and neurological effects has not been proven (Schreeder 1983; EFSA 2008b). A link with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders has been proposed, but the association remains unclear (Bondy 2013).Â