Alzheimers Disease and Aluminum

The purpose of this experiment was to determine if aluminum is a factor which causes Alzheimer's disease. The experimentation was done to estimate the amount of aluminum which an individual ingests by drinking canned pop.

The bulk of the information obtained was accumulated through research of other studies. Surveys were used to make generalizations about the average amount of pop consumed by high school students and Alzheimer's victims. The experiment done was a qualitative test for aluminum on samples of five different canned pops: Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Big K Lemon-Lime Soda, Canadian Dry Ginger Ale, and 7 Up. The pop samples were boiled in order to concentrate them. The results of these tests were negative because the boiled pop samples contained less than 1 mg of aluminum per 10 mL of solvent, the amount required by the test to show a reaction. As the amount of the aluminum present in canned pop is very small, the intake caused by drinking canned pop would not increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Research Done By:

Robert Girard
L'Anse Creuse North

Heather Karal