Non-stick pans, often containing Teflon, can emit toxic gas particles when heated during cooking. They are particularly toxic to birds, killing many of them kept as pets in households where nonstick cookware is used. Nowadays, cast iron and stainless steel are used as alternatives. But if a a cooking utensil contains a Teflon containing, non-stick component, they are required to have a safety warning on it, which discloses information about the toxicity of the particles.
As mentioned above, most non stick pans are coated with Teflon. Teflon is made with the chemical per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) which is beleived to potentially cause cancer and birth defects. When teflon is overheated, emissions of PFOA are released along with other chemicals. PFOA can also be found in some pizza boxes, popcorn bags, and other common items. It has been tested that 95% of Americans have PFOA in their blood stream.
Researchers believe that the real danger of exposure to these chemicals comes from contaminated air and water, that it’s the manufacturing process behind Teflon that is harmful, not so much the presence of Teflon pans themselves in your kitchen.
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