The aluminum pots and pans are other of the favorite frets of housewives for its low price and quickness to heat (this metal is an excellent conductor of heat).
However, there is the idea that this material causes the formation of stones in the kidney and even contributes to the onset of cancer, by the substances that release the pots on contact with the fire.
For the sake of the cooks, until now there is no data to prove the toxicity of this material.
Aluminum, considered the third most important element because it represents 8% of the earth’s crust, is a substance abundant in nature. Although our daily diet contains amounts of 10 to 100 micrograms (0.000000001 kg) of this metal, it has no biological function in the body and the insolubility of its salts makes difficult its absorption by the digestive system.
According to Dr. Lamadrid, aluminum cooking utensils are by no means the main source of oral exposure to aluminum:
“We are close to this metal through products as everyday as aspirins, toothpaste and antacids.”
Although the specialist says that so far no study has proven that cooking with utensils made of aluminum represents a risk to health.