Teflon Fumes Kill Canaries | And Are Toxic For You Too
Many people are unaware of the dangerous fumes
from their cookware.
While some are aware that non-stick products are unsafe,
many believe it's only bad if the coating scratches off...This is not so.
The fumes from simply heating non-stick cooking products lined with fluorine compounds such as Teflon, can be deadly to birds..and are poisoning humans and other pets.
Toxicity of non-stick coatings:
"The Environmental Protection Agency's own scientific advisory panel has identified perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical compound used to make Teflon, as a "likely carcinogen".
"Fumes given off by cancer-causing chemicals used to make non-stick frying pans are killing hundreds of pet birds every year, environmentalists say."
"The researchers found that the individuals with the highest PFOA concentrations were more than twice as likely to report current thyroid disease."
"More than 50 years after DuPont started producing Teflon near this Ohio River town, federal officials are accusing the company of hiding information suggesting that a chemical used to make the popular stick- and stain-resistant coating might cause cancer, birth defects and other ailments."
"Teflon pans produce toxic fumes which can create allergies and flu like symptom for users. EWG recommends avoiding Teflon pans and using cast iron or stainless steel pans."
"The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would fine the DuPont chemical company for failing to report test results on a chemical related to the manufacturing of Teflon."
I know sometimes it can be difficult to find products which do not contain toxic Teflon, so I'm here to help!
As I find Teflon-free products I will post them to my blog and in my Amazon Store for you to have easy access to purchase.
Here are some of my favorite teflon-free finds