RELEVANT ISSUES ON ALUMINUM
An International Aluminum Network was established in 1995 open to all scientists interested to a better understanding of the aluminum impact on biological systems from different point of views: Physiological, Pathological, Toxicological, Biochemical in humans as well as in vitro and in vivo experimentation.
This network is devoted to exchanging proposals and scientific data (relevant papers, experimental data etc.) as well as to inform on various activities around the world: workshops, round tables, symposia etc. where relevant issues on Chemistry or Biology related to the Physiopathology of aluminum could be discussed.
Besides, being the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element on the Earth's crust, aluminum has been implicated as an etiological factor in some pathologies related to long-term dialysis treatment of uremic patients and as a potential factor or cofactor in the Alzheimer's syndrome, as well as in the etiopathogenesis of other neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinsonism, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other diseases.