Your Teflon cookware may be convenient, easy to use and clean. However, studies show that some of the chemicals used the production of that nonstick surface, namely PFCs, may be linked to increased risks associated with testicular cancer pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and mammary cancer in rodents.
Humans are unable to metabolize PFCs well as shown in studies and in some cases, it may take years for the body to get rid of these chemicals.
PFCs can have a detrimental effect on the immune and nervous systems as well as disrupt fetal development. When the surface of nonstick cookware is damaged, scratched or exposed to extreme heat, the toxins can leach into your food. The safest choice is to avoid nonstick cookware completely.
Switching to healthier cookware options is easy. Select from enamel-coated cast iron, ceramic, cast iron, or stainless steel. By replacing an item one at a time you can build up your collection of healthy cookware in a budget-friendly way. Choosing healthier cookware options is an easy way to reduce toxic chemical exposure in your home.
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