I recently got an iMac, but have been feeling anxious about using it as the keyboard is made of aluminum as is also the actual computer.
the keyboard and computer are made from Anodized aluminum, while the base is made from aluminum and plastic,
How long does the anodization last? Like how long does it take for erosion to take place? I read somewhere salts and I think acids could erode it, but I have to check about that. Should I be concerned of amount of aluminum that could be reabsorbed into my skin over several years typing on the keyboard? Granted I could get another keyboard, though I really like the keyboard it came with. In addition, its difficult psychologically because I guess I worry about just touching the on button to put the computer on..I could also use something else to touch it...but yeah thats just too much trouble over a computer.
The fears stem from a possible but apparently not proven link of alzheimers to increased aluminum in the body.
Considering this is not the same as dietary intake, I would hope that it should not be an issue, and also because its anodized aluminum, nevertheless I am seeking looking for assurance as the internet can be quite brutal and adamant about the position it takes. You know there are these other "health" sites supporting claims that it could cause Alzheimers.
I literally when to look for publications concerning aluminum alzheimers link. But it was not helpful..some of what I saw just perhaps scared me. Granted I did not literally read the whole article mainly just the Abstract. Nor did I commit my self to a period of time to look over the matter.
Anyway, yeah I have to make a decision soon to keep or return the iMac like less than two weeks perhaps; the anxiety is painful. If anyone could give me insight concerning aluminum and anodized aluminum, if they can be transferred dermally and if so, how much is absorbed and if is significant. I read here that just a small amount is transferred dermally. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=1076&tid=34
In addition now to think of it the aluminum could be transferred to the mouth if you were to eat with it without washing hands.yeah not the kind of way I'd want to live worrying about this.
I think soda cans have aluminum s in the soda, but a computer is something I may use nearly everyday, for perhaps hours so..