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How to Safe Use Aluminium Foil

2016-09-29

A study showed that increasing level of aluminium in our food and life leads of brain and bone damage. The scary truth about aluminum is that it is found in so many things in our world and it is toxic to our bodies, even in small amounts. From household products to vaccinations, aluminum pervades our lifestyle, and if not monitored closely, can easily make its way into our bodies causing lasting, harmful effects.The researchers found dangerously high levels of aluminium in foods after being cooked, reheated, and even cooled on aluminium foil. If food is cooked on high temperature wrapped in the aluminium foil the aluminium leaches into your food and then in turn in your body. The cause for alarm is that when aluminium accumulates in the body, it can lead to osteoporosis and Alzheimer's.

Aluminum foil, cling wrap (Plastic wrap) and several types of paper have been an indispensable part of our kitchens and lunch boxes.They have been the most common, convenient and easily available mediums for storing, packing and transporting our food for decades.But are these popular means in which we readily keep our food, safe for coming in contact with food, i.e. are they "Food Safe"? Manyfood experts are of the opinion that the choice of suitable product for wrapping food depends not only on its' Convenience, Easy availability & Cost, but also on the level of Food Safety that it provides.

Packaging: This is one of the most common end uses of aluminum, mainly because it is non toxic. It is used quiet often by the food packaging industry to keep food fresh and hygienic. It is used in the form of soft drink cans, foil containers, and foil wrappings. Another advantage of using it in packaging food is that it is impermeable and preserves the aroma and taste of eatables.

Construction: Aluminum is used widely for construction purposes due to it durability and ability to resist corrosion. It is an excellent choice of material for windows, skylights, door frames and roofing because of its light weight and thermal efficiency. It also accepts finishes quite well and can be painted upon to achieve a particular effect for the sake of appearance.

Transportation: Aluminum's matchless strength to weight ratiomakes it a brilliant choice of material for the transport industry. The use of aluminum has increased quite significantly in the manufacturing of airplane, motorcycles and automobiles.

Electrical uses: Even though aluminum foil is inferior to copper as an electrical conductor it is still the first choice of material for long distance power lines because of its low density and its high cost efficiency. Because it is more ductile than copper it can be easily drawn into wires for power lines. The corrosion resistant properties of aluminum also add to the reasons why it is the perfect choice for long distance power lines.