No matter how it’s spelt or pronounced, is one of the largest industries in the world, producing 65.3 million tonnes in 2020.

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Alumina Potroom Asthma

While an asthma-like syndrome has been observed in aluminum smelter workers for over 70 years, the exact causal agent remained a mystery until 2010. An Australian study conducted over a period of 9 years and involving 446 employees, concluded that sulphurdioxide rather than fluoride was primarily responsible for the symptoms.