Long-term exposure to bauxite dust can lead to Alzheimer’s, says researcher

PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 2016

By: New Straits Times Online – January 6, 2016

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KUANTAN: Long-term exposure to bauxite dust can lead to miners and residents living along transport routes developing Alzheimer’s disease, said Research fellow at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin’s (UniSZA) Air Quality Division of the East Coast Environmental Research Institute, Dr. Azman Azid.

He said bauxite contained aluminium hydroxide and if inhaled, the bauxite dust which is released into the air over a long period of time could block the oxygen supply to the blood and nervous system. “When the brain does not get sufficient oxygen, a person is exposed to the risk of Alzheimer’s or suffering memory loss,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.

 

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Most of you would have read about the bauxite issues in Kuantan, Pahang. Today in the Malay Mail, “Bauxite mining has adverse impact on food chain, geologist warns” (click here for article), Assoc. Professor Dr. Habibah Jamil from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) stressed the same warning that long term exposure to aluminium hydroxide can cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Bauxite is the raw material for aluminium. Whether we realise it or not, today we are living in “The Aluminium Age” implying that aluminium is ubiquitous or present everywhere in our daily living, ranging from CD’s, cars, kitchenware, electric power lines, computers, furniture, aircraft to food and medicines.

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