Human exposure to aluminium

Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2013 Oct;15(10):1807-1816. doi: 10.1039/c3em00374d.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum / pharmacokinetics
  • Aluminum / toxicity*
  • Body Burden
  • Environmental Exposure* / adverse effects
  • Environmental Exposure* / analysis
  • Environmental Pollutants / pharmacokinetics
  • Environmental Pollutants / toxicity*
  • Humans


  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Aluminum