Is family pot a hazard?

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Current research doesn't seem to indicate health hazards from preparing foods in aluminum cookware. This fact sheet from Clemson has a little more information: Cookware Safety. It includes a reminder not to cook or store highly acidic foods in aluminum because they react with the metal and can discolor the cookware and give a slight metallic taste to the food. Based on what we know, the Dutch oven should be safe to use.

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