What is it?
Aluminum is a metal used in its pure form or in alloys for many products in the home and in industry.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

Uses:
  • Transportation (aircraft, automobiles, etc)
  • Packaging (cans, foil, frames, etc)
  • Construction (windows, siding, doors, etc)
  • Dental material
  • Electrical conductors
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Flashlight in photography
  • Medical (coagulation)
  • Paint
  • Personal Care Preparations/Cosmetics:
    • Blushes (All types)
    • Eye Makeup Preparations
    • Eye Shadows
    • Eyebrow Pencils
    • Eyeliners
    • Makeup Preparations
    • Mascara
    • Nail Polish and Enamels
    • Rouges Eyeliners
    • Utensils

Other names for Aluminum:
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Bauxite ore 
  • Al

How safe is it?

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