Electronic drum machines are everywhere.
They’re part of every house, and they can be as loud as an arena concert.
But aluminum is not the only problem.
Electronic drum kits and electronic drums aren’t just for kids.
A 2013 report by the Center for Electronics and Engineering Research found that nearly 70 percent of all electronic drum kits sold in the U.S. were made from aluminum.
Aluminum is a toxic metal.
The Department of Energy says it can cause cancer and birth defects.
In addition to health risks, aluminum can cause noise-related health problems.
A 2011 study found that a single 20-gauge aluminum drum can emit 1,400 volts of electricity when drumming.
That means the drum will create a sonic boom that can travel as far as 200 feet.
That same drum can also emit 1.8 megawatts of electrical energy when it’s being played.
That’s equivalent to three cars driving into a parking lot.
Electronics experts say the best way to remove aluminum from electronic drums is to reduce the size of the drum, which can be about 10 percent smaller than a traditional drum.
If you can, keep the drum at least three times the size you’re using.
It’s also important to keep the drums in the center of the room.
That way, the sound doesn’t get distorted as it travels through the room, and the energy dissipates.
Alum is also a good source of toxic metals.
Alum drums can emit high levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, and zinc, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alcohol, too, can cause problems with aluminum.
A 2009 study by researchers at the University of Michigan found that people who drank alcohol for longer periods of time had higher levels of aluminum in their urine and feces.
Another concern: aluminum is hard to recycle.
Most of the metal used in electronic drums has to be removed from the drum before it can be recycled.
If you don’t want to use aluminum, it can still be a good idea to use ceramic or carbon steel drums.
A carbon steel drum is made of carbon steel.
Carbon steel drums have a higher capacity and more sound.
A ceramic drum has a higher weight.
The bottom line: Alum is good for the environment.