Aluminum foil pans are a common household products often used in baking and cooking.
Some claim that using aluminum foil in baking and cooking can cause aluminum to seep into your food and put your health at risk.
However, others say it's entirely safe to use.
Zhengzhou Eming Aluminium Industry, as a professional aluminum foil manufacturer and supplier in China, explores the risks associated with using aluminum foil pans and determines whether or not it is acceptable for everyday use.
Now, let's first learn what aluminum foil is.
Aluminum foil, or tin foil, is a paper-thin, shiny sheet of aluminum metal. It's made by rolling large slabs of aluminum until they are less than 0.2 mm thick. It's used industrially for a variety of purposes, including packing, insulation and transportation. It's also widely available in grocery stores for household use. At home, people use aluminum foil for food storage, to cover baking surfaces and to wrap foods, such as meats, to prevent them from losing moisture while cooking.
People may also use aluminum foil to wrap and protect more delicate foods, like vegetables, when grilling them. Aluminum foil can be used to line grill trays to keep things tidy and for scrubbing pans or grill grates to remove stubborn stains and residue.
Aluminum foil isn't considered dangerous, but it can increase the aluminum content of your diet by a small amount.
As you are probably eating far below the amount of aluminum that is considered safe, removing aluminum foil from your cooking shouldn't be necessary.