30 percent Chinese consume aluminium in diet

30 percent Chinese consume aluminium in dietBeijing, Sep 28 - Over 30 percent of Chinese consume food made with additives that contain aluminium and which may harm their central nervous system, an official said.

Aluminium-containing additives are a major cause of health problems, Global Times Friday quoted Chen as saying at a food symposium.

Many Chinese eat noodles and steamed buns made with additives that contain aluminium.

People in northern China eat noodles as a main dish for most meals, and have an average aluminium intake of 5.1 mg per 1 kg of body weight, 2.6 times the amount recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

High aluminium intake is believed to be harmful to the central nervous system.

It is known to have an effect on the development of children's nervous systems, which can affect their mental development.(IANS)