That’s right, smear on a lipstick full of shimmery bullshit. Including lead (and wonder why girls are depressed). [Literally eating lead.]
The Victorians ate arsenic but this is worse. Arsenic temporarily improved the complexion.
Using the term ‘mica’ for what’s essentially powdered foil suggests women wouldn’t want it if they knew what it was.
It isn’t like there’s a connection between dissected and tested Alzheimer’s plaques and aluminium deposits, is there?
Why are the Boomers raised on cans of this stuff seeing an explosion in Alzheimer’s rates?
As always, at first, go to the ‘officials’. Find out the Party Line.
“Although aluminium has been seen in amyloid plaques”
“there is no solid evidence that aluminium is increased in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Whew, what cognitive dissonance.
It’s literally forming those plaques that ARE the disease but nbd?
Solid evidence – like a solid chemical analysis of solid plaques in the solid brains of solid dead people with Alzheimer’s?
Look at the hustle to move those goalposts.
“Because some people with the disease had aluminum deposits in their brains, it was thought that there was a direct connection…”
There’s no negative evidence possible for that to stop being proof.
It’s literally in their brains.
“However, after many years of study, no conclusive evidence links aluminum to neurodegenerative disease”
I detest scientism. Look at these papers and tell me what’s ‘conclusive’.
(Apart from donations of mega-corps to Super PACs to prevent this mega-lawsuit).
“A multi-institutional team of researchers has defined for the first time how metal ions bind to amyloid fibrils in the brain in a way that appears toxic to neurons. Amyloid fibrils are linked to the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Although metal ions, most notably copper, can bind to amyloid in several specific ways, the researchers found that only one way appears toxic.”
But how, ‘critics’ argue, could this possibly occur? What’s the mechanism? Nobody has proven a mechanism….?
“Link between Aluminum and the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Integration of the Aluminum and Amyloid Cascade Hypotheses”
“In particular, the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease has been the subject of scientific debate for several decades. However, the complex characteristics of aluminum bioavailability make it difficult to evaluate its toxicity and therefore, the relationship remains to be established.”
Uhuh. Isn’t that your job?
If it’s impossible, why are you getting paid?
“On the contrary, aluminum is a widely recognized neurotoxin that inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and causes various adverse effects in plants, animals, and humans.”
“Mounting evidence has suggested that significance of oligomerization of β-amyloid protein and neurotoxicity in the molecular mechanism of AD pathogenesis. Aluminum may play crucial roles as a cross-linker in β-amyloid oligomerization.
Here, we review the detailed characteristics of aluminum neurotoxicity based on our own studies and the recent literatures. Our aim is to revisit the link between aluminum and AD and to integrate aluminum and amyloid cascade hypotheses in the context of β-amyloid oligomerization and the interactions with other metals.”
But HOW could this POSSIBLY operate? – intellectually dishonest douches.
Note the prestige of journal. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, those hacks.
But on a MOLECULAR level…. – douchecanoes.
“Quantification of the Aβ peptide in Alzheimer’s plaques by laser dissection microscopy combined with mass spectrometry”
It’s behind a paywall but it’s there. Check the academic pirate bay.
It’s been known for a while.
2000: “Aluminum has been identified as a neurotoxin for over 100 years.”
So stop using it in food, cosmetics, deodorant, cookware and cans?
Their use actually came in well after it was a known neurotoxin. Because that isn’t dodgy.
Reference for that sentence:
Doelken P:Naunynschmiedeberger. Arch Exp Pathol Pharmakol 40: 58-120 cited by Crapper McLachlan DR., Lukiw WJ, Kruck TPA, Aluminum, altered transcription, and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Environ Geochem Health, 1990; 12(1-2): 103-114.
Link for that: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01734059
“The etiology of some, if not all, cases of Alzheimer’s disease is linked to a mutation in the proximal portion of the long arm of chromosome 21∶21q11.2 → 21q22.2. While the functional consequences of the mutation are unknown, we speculate that one consequence of the mutation is loss of the natural barriers and intracellular ligands for aluminum. As a result, aluminum gains access to several brain sites including the nuclear compartment in certain neurons of the central nervous system.”
I know both my shit and my bullshit.
1990. Who owns the aluminium? That’d be a fun tour of genocide.
1992 laser study, note prestige of journal.
What the fuck do they know, right, reddit?
“Selective accumulation of aluminum and iron in the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer’s disease: A laser microprobe (LAMMA) study”
“In addition, probe sites directed to neurons identified in snapfrozen cryostat sections from 2 subjects with Alzheimer’s disease revealed similar spectra with prominent aluminum‐related peaks, confirming that our findings are not related to exogenous contamination through fixation, embedding, or other procedures prior to analysis. This study further confirms the association of aluminum and neurofibrillary tangle formation in Alzheimer’s disease.”
But I guess I’m just scared of non-stick pans, where’s the evidence?