USA Today: Aluminum foil has become a hot-selling item in the U.S. and is also popular in some Asian markets.
But it has no medicinal value.
That’s because it contains aluminum, which is toxic to humans.
And aluminum foil, which has a much higher melting point than water, can be dangerous to people who are sensitive to aluminum, such as children and the elderly, who can get allergic reactions.
The American Chemistry Council, a nonprofit that represents chemistry professionals, recommends against aluminum foil for personal protection because it can corrode the latex and coat clothing.
If you do use aluminum foil in the home, the American Chemistry Board recommends you use a protective, non-stick surface.