The Age of Aluminum [Die Akte Aluminium]

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Ehgartner, Bert. The Age of Aluminum. Vienna: Autlook Filmsales GmbH, 2012. HD, 90 min.

Aluminum is everywhere—not only in soda cans but also in food, cosmetics, and many medications, including most vaccinations. Though it is an ideal material for making airplanes, computers, and pens, the accumulation of aluminum in the body can have devastating consequences. The Age of Aluminum profiles people whose health has been seriously impacted by unwitting exposure to aluminum, along with leading scientists as they explore the links between this known neurotoxin and a growing epidemic of chronic illnesses and disabilities. In moving footage captured from Brazil to Hungary, the film traces the long-term impact of aluminum mining on the environment and those involved in its production. For those seeking answers to why breast cancer, dementia, autism, autoimmunity, allergies, and chronic fatigue are on the rise, The Age of Aluminum is a must-see film. (Source: Official Website)

© 2012 Autlook Filmsales GmbH. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Barker, D. J. P., et al. "Geographical Relation Between Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminium in Drinking Water." The Lancet 333, no. 8629 (1989): 61–62.
  • Borchelt, David, et al. "Human Health Risk Assessment for Aluminium, Aluminium Oxide, and Aluminium Hydroxide Human Health Risk Assessment for Aluminium." Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews 10, Supplement 1 (2007): 1-269.
  • Mauch, Christof, ed. "A Future without Waste? Zero Waste in Theory and Practice.” Special issue, RCC Perspectives 3 (2016): 69–77.
  • Zimring, Carl A. “Upcycling in History: Is the Past a Prologue to a Zero-Waste Future? The Case of Aluminum.” In: “A Future without Waste? Zero Waste in Theory and Practice,” edited by Christof Mauch. Special issue, RCC Perspectives 3 (2016): 45–52.