Aluminum foil can likely be found in almost every home in the United States. After all, it’s cheap, readily available and useful in a variety of situations. But new evidence suggests that this ordinary household item may pose a hidden danger to the people who use it.
And although the product is also commonly referred to as tin foil, it hasn’t actually been made from tin since the early 20th century. This was because that particular substance often left a metallic taste on the food it was used to wrap. Additionally, the original foil was stiffer and more expensive to produce than its modern-day counterpart.