So what is the problem with aluminium?
It has been found that foods cooked in aluminium can react with the metal to form aluminium salts.
There is a high likelihood that prolonged exposure to these can lead to toxic effects, which means that drink bottles made from aluminium need to be lined with something to make them safe for us to use. The most common substance used for lining these bottles is an epoxy resin, which in itself may contain harmful chemicals. It may also retain odours.
In respect of raw or uncoated aluminium food service products there are opinions expressing its link to Alzheimer's disease. As a result virtually all aluminium bottles are lined to minimize this risk.
Some of these linings are derivatives of epoxy-based oven enamels, although each manufacturer uses their own "proprietary" lining. Many of these linings have been shown to leach toxins including BPA. The internal liner can crack and flake off, and is also prone to wearing off under abrasion.
The production of aluminium requires massive amounts of electricity and raw materials, giving aluminium the nickname "solidified electricity". Compared to stainless steel, aluminium production also emits high levels of greenhouse gases.
So our advice to anyone still using Aluminium pots and pans is why risk your and your families health and to throw them all in the recycling bin immediately and treat yourself to a set of stainless steel pans.
Sigg, that well known Swiss branded aluminium bottle, came unstuck when their "proprietary" lining was discovered to have problems - see the shocking story here and then when they tried to fix it, the story just gets worse - see the full story
ECOtankas are beautiful solid 18/8 stainless steel high food grade drink bottles, that do not require funky exotic chemical linings and undoubtedly the stylish simplicity of stainless steel is the clever option.