THIS IS WHY YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST DITCH YOUR NON-STICK COOKWARE THIS YEAR

THIS IS WHY YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST DITCH YOUR NON-STICK COOKWARE THIS YEAR

Non-stick pans gained popularity because they’re so easy to clean.

Unfortunately, this convenience is paid by sacrificing health and safety.

 In fact, non-stick cookware is most often coated with Teflon, also known as polytetrafluoroetheylene, a carcinogen.

In 2006, 90% of all aluminum cookware sold was coated with this toxic substance .

 

Other harmful health effects of the chemical include:

  • Elevated cholesterol,
  • Abnormal thyroid hormone levels
  • Liver inflammation
  • Weakened immune system
  • Tumors
  • Developmental problems

When heated during the cooking process, Teflon releases toxic fumes which can cause flu-like symptoms. These fumes can kill a bird in just a few seconds (2).

To test these claims, the Environment Working Group heated non-stick cookware on a conventional stove top to see if it would trigger toxic fumes.

In just 2-5 minutes, the surface of the cookware exceeded the temperature at which the coating began to emit toxic particles and gases.

Safety officials were so concerned that 8 large cookware companies were forced to phase Teflon out from their production line in 2015.

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