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Here`s why you should keep aluminum foil off the grill

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 19:06 IST

London, July 17, ANI: You may want to stop cooking your food in tinfoil as according to a recent report, it can risk your health.

In a piece for The Conversation, Ghada Bassioni of the Ain Shams University, Cairo revealed how aluminium foil could be damaging our health, reports the Mirror.

"My research found that the migration of aluminium into food during the cooking process of food wrapped in aluminium foil is above the permissible limit set by the World Health Organisation," she said.

Bassioni explained that pots and pans are also lined with aluminium but these tend to be oxidised. They have a layer, which prevents aluminium finding its way into our food.

She added, "My research found that the migration of aluminium into food during the cooking process of food wrapped in aluminium foil is above the permissible limit set by the World Health Organisation."

Scientists are currently exploring the link between Alzheimer's patients and high levels of aluminium found in their brain tissue.

Other health studies have suggested high aluminium intake could reduce the growth of brain cells or be harmful to people with bone diseases. (ANI)