Topic: Aluminum Toxicity|
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668 posts, Apr 2001
posted 05-28-2001 10:21 AM
"Following absorption, aluminum is distributed mainly in the skeleton, liver, testes, kidneys, and brain, and in smaller amounts in other soft tissues."
Buchanan Dam, Texas
119 posts, May 2001
posted 05-29-2001 11:25 PM
Thank you, penumbra, for that link! I was looking for a response on the other forum that I posted a question on, and only today did I find this info in the Health forum.
It appears that barium is the more toxic of the chems we know are sprayed, but the link you provided was last updated in 1993, so there could very well be other dangers in aluminum inhalation and injestion. I guess we just have to say Grace over our eating AND OUR BREATHING!
MollyGainYa, with love
668 posts, Apr 2001
posted 05-30-2001 09:08 AM
Sorry Molly! I meant to let you know on the other thread, but I just don't seem to have enough time to do everything I want to!
ice behaving badly
2553 posts, Dec 2000
posted 05-30-2001 09:20 AM
>From: "Bill Hamilton"
>Subject: Chemtrails, Aluminum, and Alzheimer's
>Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 15:25:54
>X-OriginalArrivalTime: 05 Apr 2001 15:25:55.0200 (UTC)
>With the recent revelations that chemical sprays coming from
>airplanes involve the aerial distribution of aluminum oxide
>powders for the reduction of global warming it occurs to me
>that there may be a connection between this ongoing secret
>program and the increasing statistics of Alzheimer's disease.
>While the cause of Alzheimers disease is still for the most part unknown,
>one environmental factor that has been suggested as playing a role in the
>disease is the chemical element aluminum (Al). The third most abundant
>element in the Earth's crust, aluminum exists mostly in the form of
>insoluble aluminosilicates and oxides.
>The inbreathing of aluminum powder may have increased over minimally
>Aluminum Powder provides limited protection from ultraviolet light in areas
>which will not be protected with other coatings so this may
>be the reason it is chosen to cut down on solar irradiation.
>Note this warning given in document MSDS #A2712:
>WARNING! FLAMMABLE SOLID. DUST MAY FORM FLAMMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE MIXTURE WITH
>AIR, ESPECIALLY WHEN DAMP. HARMFUL IF INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO EYES AND
>RESPIRATORY TRACT. MAY AFFECT LUNGS. MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION.
>Potential Health effects are given in this document as:
>Causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing,
>shortness of breath.
>Not considered toxic although aluminum chloride may form slowly in the
>digestive tract with nausea, vomiting, other gastrointestinal effects in
>May cause irritation with redness and pain.
>Causes irritation, redness, and pain.
>Pulmonary fibrosis from chronic inhalation has been reported. Chronic
>exposure has also produced numbness in fingers and (in one case) brain
>Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
>Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems or impaired
>respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the
>I wonder if anyone who has come into contact with the aerial spray
>has exhibited the above symptoms? If so, then the environmental
>hazard to humans and animals poses a serious health threat.
>First Aid measures for anyone exposed are also given:
>First Aid Measures
>Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
>breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
>Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts were
>swallowed, get medical advice.
>Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation
>Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting
>upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention.
>The degree of exposure may only be mild as first aid seems to treat
>Means of protection to exposure are given which highlights the
>potential hazards of aluminum powders:
>Airborne Exposure Limits:
>-OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
>15 mg/m3 (TWA) total dust and 5 mg/m3 (TWA)
>respirable fraction for Aluminum metal as Al
>-ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV):
>10 mg/m3 (TWA) Aluminum metal dusts
>A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee
>exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is
>generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant
>at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area.
>Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of
>Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
>Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
>If the exposure limit is exceeded, a half-face dust/mist respirator may be
>worn for up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration
>specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier,
>whichever is lowest. A full-face piece dust/mist respirator may be worn up
>to 50 times the exposure limit, or the maximum use concentration specified
>by the appropriate regulatory agency, or respirator supplier, whichever is
>lowest. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not
>known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator.
>WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in
>Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
>Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench
>facilities in work area.
>And for those investigators who have the opportunity of capturing
>samples of the particulates in the aerial spray, they might compare
>an analysis to these physical properties:
>Physical and Chemical Properties
>Fine, free-flowing, silvery powder.
>Insoluble in water.
>No information found.
>% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):
>Vapor Density (Air=1):
>No information found.
>Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
>1 @ 1284C (2343F)
>Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
>No information found.
>1 This specification covers aluminum oxide (alumina) powder in two classes
>of particle size, two chemical grades, and two levels of acidity, for use as
>an insulating coating or as an ingredient of ceramic mixtures for components
>of electronic devices as follows:
>1.1.1 Particle Sizes:Class A--Particle size No. 500 nominal mesh (nominal
>average particle size = 24.3 µm).
>Class B--Particle size No. 900 nominal mesh (nominal average particle size =
>1.1.2 Chemical Grades--Grades 1 and 2 as specified under chemical
>requirements in Section 3.
>1.1.3 Acidity Levels: pH (acid) 4.5 to 6.5 and pH (neutral) 6.5 to 7.5.
>This document I reference and quote from above was prepared by:
>Strategic Services Division
>Phone Number: (314) 539-1600 (U.S.A.)
>Materials Safety Sheet from J.T. Baker in Philipsburg, NJ and can be
>found at this website: http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/a2712.htm
>In the interest of public safety, with the concerns so many have
>expressed on the internet about this secretive aerial spraying
>program, and with the disclosure by an Air Traffic Control Manager,
>it is way past time to start filing FOIAs and send emails to
>responsible congressmen to disclose the nature of this aerial
>spraying program and end speculation as to its purpose and
>environmental effects. Protection of national security concerns
>does not seem to be a reasonable answer to a program that may be
>affecting human health without full public knowledge.
>Skywatch International, Inc.
[Edited 1 times, lastly by Lulu on 05-30-2001]