Do You Still Use Aluminum Utensils?
Aluminum was discovered during the nineteen century, starting with Dane Hans Christian Oersted-1777-1851 added by other scientists from France. Sainte-Claire Deville, Paul Heroult and young Charles All an American student which led to the aluminum company of America also known as Alcoa in 1907.
Other name include Karl Bayer, an Austrian chemist
The production process used today in based on Bayer, and Hall-Hercult processes.
Aluminum was first used in the boat building industry in Switzerland-1891 and Scotland in 1894 torpedo boats built for the Russian Empire’s navy. The same year JPMorgan produced special lightweight passenger railroad cars with aluminum seats. In 1989 Karl Benz presented the sports car with an aluminum body
Aluminum was also used in art in1893 statue of Anteros, an Ancient Greek god.
The major use of aluminum was shifted to the aircraft industry-hence the name winged-metal. Wilbur and Orville Wright were the pioneers I 1903.-flyer1
The use of aluminum was advanced; resulting in the first all metal plane- the junkers-J1 in 1915 by the famous German aircraft designer Hugo Junkers.when Duraluminum was invented in 1909 by a German scientist Alfred Wilm. The addition of Copper,
magnesium and manganese gave it extra strength
The war brought classification as Duralminum was an important part go military technology.
Robert Victor Nether pioneered the use of aluminum for houseware, frying pans, and saucepans in1910. Next came foil in 1911 for the chocolate industry by Tobler
19n 1920 aluminum became much cheaper by a group of scientists headed by the Norwegian Soderberg with a new method of production.
The Soderberg was soon adopted by manufacturers throughout the world including
The Russians soon expanded the use of aluminum to civil and military use with the introduction of hydroelectric power stations along its rivers.
Aluminum became widely used in the aviation, shipbuilding and then the automotive and construction industry; aluminum Was used in the construction of the Empire State building, built in 1931 and was the world’s tallest building until 1971
In the twenties century the focus shifted to the aerospace industry
In 1958 the partnership of Kaiser and Coors introduced the aluminum can followed by coco cola and Pepsi.in 1957. Aluminum also expanded to trains for the railroads.
The use of aluminum has expanded beyond measure even with the growing economic power of China and the Middle East.
The global financial crisis in 1908 brought challenges to the industry faced with an issue of overproduction for the first time in its history.
Circumstances had changed for the better and looked bright. But what about the food industry.
Ongoing Debate about aluminum and Alzheimers Disease
There is a debate going on among the scientific community about the findings that if you cook with aluminum, you are playing with your health.it is said to be a neurotoxic heavy metal that has been linked to alzheimers. In other words aluminum is bad for your Brain.
We cannot ignore the findings of research such as the 2012 study did by the International journal of Electrochemical Science.
The alert was raised as far back as the seventies when a Canadian researcher
Published a study stating that he had found high levels of aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Should you avoid Aluminum cookware and cans?
Ways to avoid the injection of aluminum
1Avoid cooking foods like tomatoes and rhubarb in aluminum pans.
A better solution use cast iron pans
Sources of aluminum
The air you breathe
Dirt in garden and surroundings
Sods in cans
Sunscreens. Toothpastes and deodorants
Commercial cake mixes
Antacids aspirin and counter medicines
Foods high in Aluminum
Aluminum is found in the earth, plants grow in the earth, foods comes from plants.
Is this a case of too much information is bad for you. If you see the list of foods that contain Aluminum, you might not know what you eat; one of my favorite fruits is among them -kiwi.
Only this morning a customer asked me how long does it take to make one heart; my response “I really do not know, and If I knew I might have to raise the price, or not make them at all.
Are you afraid of aluminun pots and pans or still cock with aluminun foil?