Aluminum - finalproject88

Aluminum can cause the
 Alzheimer’s Disease
 Breast Cancer
 Contamination of our water
 Death of many animals (breathing it through the air)
We have ourselves to blame for most of these things,
and we need to find ways to fix them.
 Aluminum is an abundant (plentiful) sliver-white metal,
very light in weight
 It is primarily found in Bauxite
 Bauxite is a sedimentary rock from which
aluminum is produced
 Transportation (found in vehicles)
 Cookware (pots, pans)
 Electrical appliances
 Packaging
 Antiperspirants
 Mining for bauxite in Jamaica is leading to
deforestation and the contamination of
many rivers
 They are also mining in the Amazon, which
leads to the loss of much of the ecosystem,
especially since it is a fragile biome
 Many animals and plants are dying due to
this, and we may see species become extinct
sooner or later
 Aluminum has been believed to have a link
with breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease
 Mining in the Amazon has many severe cultural consequences
 This mining can lead to contamination of the soil and water of
the Amazon
 This can really hurt the survival of those who depend on these
 Growing crops will be almost impossible for the communities if
it is contaminated
 Voluntary Aluminum Industrial
Partnership (VAIP) is trying to
reduce per fluorocarbon (PFC)
emissions that aluminum has
 They are also trying to make it
more efficient
 U.S Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) is helping to recycle
 First of all, we should all RECYCLE everything
that we can
 Aluminum cans definitely should be recycled
 Each year we use 80 Billion (80,000,000,000)
cans and throw them away
 Recycling one aluminum can can save enough
energy to run a television for 3 hours, or the
equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline
 Be Cautious of what you use!
o Although it is very important in industry and daily-life,
there are many better alternatives that we can use
o Paper, plastics, and glass can be great alternatives to
o Magnesium, titanium, and steel can be alternatives in
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