Non-stick cookware easily makes up seventy percent of all cookware sold we should not be using it. The toxic chemicals used in them should be avoided!
Your Teflon cookware is not doing you any good, in fact, you should throw it out. Teflon turns toxic at high temperatures. If for some reason it ever reaches five hundred degrees the fumes can cause people to develop flu-like symptoms and kill birds! When making Teflon a chemical known as PFOA is used and while it is supposed to ‘burn off’ in the process traces of it are still found. This chemical is a probable carcinogen.
It has been found in several recent studies that PFOA is harmful even in minuscule amounts. This is especially terrifying considering PFOA is found in the public water systems of twenty-seven states and provides drinking water to almost seven million people. The health issues that surround PFOA and Teflon are devastating.
- Early puberty
- Low birth weight
- Thyroid disease
- High cholesterol
- Reproductive disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Respiratory disease
Sure, food getting stuck to the bottom of the pan might be frustrating but when the possible outcomes are laid out like this I would without a doubt use something else. There are alternatives to Teflon coated cookware. You can use glass, cast iron, stainless steel, or ceramic instead. This is a big change that will benefit your whole family, make the first step in throwing our your Teflon coated pans today! For more information on this please take the time to watch the video below.