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Human exposure to aluminium

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Abstract

Human activities have circumvented the efficient geochemical cycling of aluminium within the lithosphere and therewith opened a door, which was previously only ajar, onto the biotic cycle to instigate and promote the accumulation of aluminium in biota and especially humans. Neither these relatively recent activities nor the entry of aluminium into the living cycle are showing any signs of abating and it is thus now imperative that we understand as fully as possible how humans are exposed to aluminium and the future consequences of a burgeoning exposure and body burden. The aluminium age is upon us and there is now an urgent need to understand how to live safely and effectively with aluminium.

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The article was received on 15 Jul 2013, accepted on 19 Aug 2013 and first published on 19 Aug 2013


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00374D
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013,15, 1807-1816
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    Human exposure to aluminium

    C. Exley, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15, 1807
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00374D

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