This month we’ll be examining the many products that contain aluminum that we use in the kitchen (and a few other places) and analyzing our use of them. I’m going to share with you a few health reasons and an environmental reason why you should avoid aluminum in general, and some frugal pointers for when you do use it (and how to avoid aluminum and save some cash). All the pillars of Kitchen Stewardship are covered in this one!
Analyzing Aluminum in August posts:
- Monday Mission: Analyze Aluminum FOIL
- Analyzing Aluminum Cookware and Bakeware
- Food for Thought: Why Analyze Aluminum? (Research on Dangers)
- Analyzing Aluminum in Antiperspirants: Hazard or Hoax?
- My Deodorant Story
- Monday Mission: Switch your Baking Powder to Aluminum-Free
- Vaccine Notes
Will you join me? If you’re a blogger, you can put this button in your sidebar for the month. (It will be a smaller button in your sidebar, or copy the big photo for a post.) Leave a comment with your web address and I’ll create a hard link at this post to your site.
My challenge for everyone as we begin Analyzing Aluminum in August:
Find all the places that aluminum is used, in your kitchens, on your skin, and elsewhere. Leave a comment at this post with your findings by Friday, August 7th at 7:00 a.m. The person with the most different items gets FIVE extra entries in both of Tuesday’s giveaways! A tie = everybody wins, of course. EMILY IS THE BIG WINNER!
I realize you can just look at the other comments, and that’s fine, we’re all learning here. Just make sure you have one more item than the person above you, and you’re the big winner. (By the way, “a can of Coke” and “a can of Pepsi” are the same thing. Don’t get all third grade on me with your entries!)
I’m looking forward to Analyzing Aluminum in August with you!
(Want more controversy and challenge? Check out the Mind the Microwave in May series.)
Other Real Food posts this week: