Pans coated with Teflon contain PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a chemical that when heated at high temperatures can cause illness in humans and is known to be toxic to birds when released into the air.
January 8, 2009
The perfect pancakes and the crispest stir fries are made in pans coated with non-stick. But you might want to switch to some greener cookware--heating Teflon could make you real sick!
Non-stick cookware has been popular in home kitchens for years, allowing for an easy clean and a meal less saturated with oil. But pans with a Teflon coating can release toxins that are harmful to our families, pets, and the environment.
For a more eco-friendly kitchen experience, try the following products next time you buy:
Pots and pans made with Thermolon heat more quickly at lower temperatures and thus significantly decrease the amount of greenhouse gases they produce (up to 60% less than traditional non-stick cookware). They're also highly durable and for your epicurean pleasure, they're non-stick. http://kitchen-dining.hsn.com/
Bamboo, cast iron, glass, and stoneware cooking products are generally quite earth-friendly. Pristine Planet even offers pans coated with 99% recycled aluminum. http://www.pristineplanet.com/
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