Just wash your hands after you handled it. I don't like the smell copper leaves
on your hands when it starts reacting with sweat, so it's easy to remember to
just go wash them right away after you're done. There's probably not one metal
out there handling which, then immediately handling food, is exactly *good*.
If there were a direct link between Alzheimers and the ingestion of, or
even handling of, copper, then there would be a disease called
"plumber's disease" just like there is "black lung" for coal miners and
mesothelioma for people who worked with asbestos.
In order to make a solder joint, you have to sand the oxide layer off
the copper pipe and brush out the oxide layer on the fitting. That
creates copper dust particles that are small enough to hang in the air
How many plumbers do you know that wear a dust mask when they sand
copper pipe? I don't know of any.
If what that report suggests is true, they could easily prove it be
comparing the rate of Alzheimers amongst retired plumbers with that of
the general population. I doubt they'll find any correlatioin because
plumbers often bring their sons into their business, and if there was a
strong correlation between Altzheimers and copper, then many of the
plumbing companies in major cities where the family owned company has
been in business since the 1950's would have noticed the prevalence of
Alzheimers in their family.
Every fracking thing in our environment is toxic. Too much water can
kill you, too much sunlight can kill you, too much oxygen or CO2 can
kill you, eating too much of anything can kill you. The human body is
in a fight for its life every minute of the day because so many things
and microscopic critters are trying to kill it. I spoke to some doctors
about aluminum in pans and antiperspirants leading to Alzheimer’s
disease. One physician told me that the most exposure to aluminum is
from antiperspirants rather than aluminum cooking pots and pans. So
there is so much conflicting research on the toxicity of anything in our
environment that it makes you want to live in a bubble but wait, is the
bubble made from anything that's toxic? O_o
I remember reading articles about famous restaurant chefs. Some of them
said, proudly, that they "only cooked in copper pots". On our farm, my
mother made jam, apple butter, boiled sweet corn and rendered lard in a
large copper pot over an open fire. That was 65 years ago. No one in our
family of 5 was afflicted with Alzheimers or dementia as they aged.
Don't worry about Alzheimers, the McSugarFood is going to kill us first.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to McManBoobs so I can have a couple
McBigButt happy meals and wash them down with a 64oz high-fructose Croaka-Cola.
(That'll give my liver something to do!)
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