Health and social aspects

This section covers several aspects.

Click on one of the topics below to obtain further information about it:

  • Health aspects
    • Aluminium in the environment
    • Aluminium in the human body
    • Dialysis
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Drinking water
    • Aluminium in medicine
    • Food and packaging
  • Social aspects
    • Social aspects using the German aluminium industry as an example
    • Social aspects at product level
    • Social aspects worldwide

Summary
Aluminium does not pose any health risk; it occurs in many different forms in our everyday life – in packaging, in nature, even as a natural trace element in the human body. Moreover, it is also used in medicine.
The aluminium industry creates jobs all over the world, is actively involved in providing good working conditions in its plants, and, particularly in emerging-market countries, it is one of the most important branches of the economy ensuring income and social security.