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15th BfR Consumer Protection Forum "Aluminium in Everyday Life: A Health Risk? Intake of Aluminium from Food, Cosmetics and other Consumer Products"

(26.11.2014 - 27.11.2014)

Aluminium in food and products used in everyday life, for example antiperspirants, are currently the focus of scientific risk assessment, and they get high attention from consumers. There is need for research and information in this area. How much aluminium do we intake via food, drinking water, drugs, packaging and cosmetic products? Are there reasons to believe that aluminium intake is a cause of Alzheimer's disease or breast cancer? Should contact with aluminium be reduced, and if so, what are measures that individual consumers can take?

These and other questions are to be debated at the 15th BfR Consumer Protection Forum. The BfR Consumer Protection Forum is a two-day event during which experts provide information on the current state of research. Together with stakeholders from the worlds of politics, business, consumer associations, non-government organisations, the media and the public, possible conclusions will be discussed.

The event will take place on 26 and 27 November 2014 at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin-Marienfelde.



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Aluminium in everyday life: a health risk? aluminium , food safety , product safety


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