Overview of Aluminum Toxicity
Aluminum is a light metal that is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease [Milanese M, Lkhayat MI, and Zatta P. Inhibitory effect of aluminum on dopamine beta-hydroxylase from bovine adrenal gland. J Trace Elem Med Biol 2001;15(2-3): 139-141.] [Uversky VN, Li J, Bower K, Fink AL. Synergistic effects of pesticides and metals on the fibrillation of alpha-synuclein: implications for Parkinson's disease. Neurotoxicology Oct 2002;23(4-5): 527-536.] and Alzheimer's disease [Campbell A, Bondy SC. Aluminum as a toxicant. Toxicol Ind Health Aug 2002;18(7): 309-320.] [Graves AB, White E, Koepsell TD, Reifler BV, van Belle G, and Larson EB. The association between aluminum-containing products and Alzheimer's disease. J Clin Epidemiol 1990;43(1): 35-44.].