Researchers in a new study have discovered that infant formulas continue to be contaminated with high levels of aluminum following a 2010 study that showed similar results.
Prof. Exley, the lead researcher in the 2010 study at Keele University, has again shown that leading brands of infant formula continue to show high levels of aluminum in spite of previous warnings. This most recent study looked at “30 of the most widely available and often used infant formulas”, with the soy formulas containing the highest amounts.
Manufacturers of the formulas maintain the position that the high amounts of aluminum are “not knowingly added”, leading the researchers to assume that these levels are due to contamination. As the earlier 2010 study points out, “this lack of improvement in lowering their content suggests either that the manufacturers are not monitoring the aluminium content of their products or that the manufacturers are not concerned at these levels of contamination.”
A world-renowned expert on aluminum, Prof Exley states, “There is evidence of both immediate and delayed toxicity in infants, and especially preterm infants, exposed to aluminium”.
‘When the amount of aluminum consumed exceeds the body’s capacity to excrete it, the excess is then deposited in various tissues, including nerves, brain, bone, liver, heart, spleen and muscle…we call it the ‘silent visitor’ because it creeps into the body and beds down in our bones and brain’, Exleyexplains.
It is Prof. Exley’s opinion that “regulatory and other non-voluntary methods” be employed to get manufacturers to comply.
Prof. Exley has dedicated his life to the study of aluminum. He suggests using waters high in silica to leach aluminum out of the body. Given that additional aluminum exposures take place via vaccines, deodorants, food processing, packaging materials, and many medications, drinking silica-containing waters may be a good preventive approach.
For more information on Prof. Exley’s work, visit the Keele University website.