In addition, the contributions of the various sources of total aluminum intake by the population were compared with one another. A high intake of aluminum compounds can cause, among other things, neurotoxic developmental disorders as well as damage the kidneys, liver and bones.

The BfR bases its assessment of the population’s aluminum intake from food on the latest consumption and concentration data.

Consumption data are collected through consumer surveys and provide information on which foods and how much of them are eaten by different consumer groups.



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