Aluminum: Even without considering pharmaceutical sources, the
typical daily dietary intake of aluminum varies widely, from 3 to 100 mg.
Significant sources of aluminum include baked goods prepared with chemical
leavening agents (i.e., baking powder), processed cheese, grains,
vegetables, herbs and tea. Aluminum toxicity apparently is not a concern
for healthy individuals. Cooking foods in aluminum cookware does not lead
to detrimental intakes of aluminum. Ingestion of high dietary aluminum
most likely does not cause Alzheimer’s disease, but may exacerbate this
disease. Moreover, high intakes of aluminum through such sources as
buffered analgesics and antacids by susceptible individuals (i.e., those
with impaired kidney function including the elderly and low-birth-weight
infants) may lead to pathological changes.