Low Level Aluminum  Exposure and Childhood Motor Performance

he study investigated the relationship between children's hair aluminum concentrations and children's motor performance. Hair aluminum concentrations of 31 children drawn from a general school population were correlated with their performance on the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP). Increasing hair aluminum values correlated significantly with decreased scores on three subtests and the gross motor composite, fine motor composite, and battery composite of the BOTMP. A continuing reexamination of aluminum exposure in the young is needed in order to determine the margin of safety regarding potentially toxic levels of aluminum.

Marlowe M, J Orthomolecular Med. 1002;7:147-152