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Why should we do without Teflon in the kitchen?

Why should we do without Teflon in the kitchen?

Teflon is found in pans, saucepans and in many other products that are not directly related to the kitchen, such as cable coatings, medical prostheses, paints, varnishes, carpets, etc.

Teflon is a polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, the result of a mixture of synthetic polymers known as PFCs (perfluorinated polymers) that are classified as Persistent Organic Compounds, which means that they accumulate in the environment and in the body of living beings (not we delete).

One of the PFCs used to make Teflon is PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), which in laboratory tests has been shown to be toxic to animals. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists it as a possible carcinogen.

"According to Silvia Ferrer Dalmau architect specialist in bio-construction and the Healthy Life Association" It seems that it was already known that PFOA accumulates in the body, that it does not decompose in the environment and causes discomfort to animals (endocrine and blood cancer , sterility, hypothyroidism, liver problems, fetal malformations). Despite this, residues continued to be spilled into the water and atmosphere. That is why it is found in rivers, seas, plants and animals (including polar bears and whales), in food and in the blood of 95% of Americans and people around the world (…).

The reason for its danger is because the Teflon surface deteriorates very quickly, it is not stable and the Teflon particles do not have the necessary hardness to prevent the PFOA from volatilizing ”.

The reason for its danger is due to the fact that the Teflon surface deteriorates very quickly, it is not stable and the Teflon particles do not have the necessary hardness to prevent the PFOA from volatilizing. The US Environmental Protection Agency has accused the producing company of hiding information for which it has had to pay large fines and compensation.

The companies that manufacture it are obliged to reduce 95% of PFOA emissions and to eliminate traces of all kitchen utensils and articles that contain it that are related to food.

So our advice is that you get an ecological kitchenware that will guarantee the real health of the food. What sense does it make to eat organic products, if we cook these foods with toxic utensils that release their components when the heat is released?

The healthiest materials in the kitchen are the following: Glass, Ceramic, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Natural Clay, Wood or Bamboo.


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