• Question: Could anyone ever get aluminium injected into their bones so their bones would not have marrow insidetheir bones, it would be aluminium instead?

    Asked by Tír Na nÓg to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James, Nitheen on 14 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 14 Nov 2014:

      no that would not be possible, the bone marrow has essential functions for you to be alive (making types of blood cells for example) so if you replace it you’ll couldn’t live!

    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 14 Nov 2014:

      Hi Niamh, I don’t think you could do this – your marrow is very important.

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 14 Nov 2014:

      Dear Naimh
      I like this question very much because it has a lot of chemistry
      I willl give you a real example in life
      firstly, this happen when you leave the food (most likely soap) in an aluminium container for a while, aluminium ions dissolves and goes to the soap (food) and your body digest it and send the Aluminium ions into your blood ( your body treat Aluminium as Ferric as they have the same chemical properties) . then aluminium try to do like Ferric in the blood to transfer the oxygen to the muscles. the problem after three months, when the marrow build up new red blood cell by using ferric ions and haemoglobin , then the marrow prevent Aluminium to enter into it then Aluminium goes back to precipitate in the brain cause Al zahimar disease.
      this is why you can’t inject Aluminium