четверг, 25 октября 2007 г.

Teflon-why should it be avoided

You are so grown up, and your mother has been the pancakes and fried eggs made for you until the pans were unsightly and abblätterten. You know you use it at home and you know the restaurants use it to get the food to cook. You have even ever heard it is bad for the health. But do you know why and how bad it really is?

Teflon is the registered trademark for Poly Tetra fluoro ethylene (PTFE). This plastic things which "is not sticky" in making its application should be considered "carcinogenic" classified, according to many experts in the health sector. One would think that would be sufficient for the health authorities to bring this substance in thousands of products should be banned. But no, they have just decided that the company must ensure it is not so easy to resolve. What? Yes, indeed everyone can continue to use Teflon, as long as they find a way so that it does not penetrate into everything with which it comes into contact ... such as food, clothing, packaging, etc. And the companies have until 2015 to get time to achieve this. I can not wait, what new material until then they invent to make it "safe" to make and what these chemicals do to our bodies.

It is so, within 2 to 5 minutes on the stove, frying pans coated with Teflon, temperatures can be achieved, with the layer dissolves and toxic particles and gases provenance, which for the death of domestic animals and for many diseases most people will be held responsible. (According ETH from 321C) Sounding but surely, is not it? According to a report by Environmental Working Group:

"In a new test conducted by a professor and health experts for food, reached normal frying pans with Teflon coating a temperature of 391C within 3 minutes and 20 seconds, while the temperature rose further when the test was terminated. DuPond own tests show that toxic substances make Teflon (ausgast) if there is a temperature of 230C. From there 360C Teflon six different toxic gases, including two Krebserregende, two by the atmosphere and damage the MFA, a chemical already in the deadly small doses. At temperatures of 538C, which in some baking pans will be achieved, confirm scientists from DuPont, decomposes in Teflon chemical substances known as PFIB, what are the same as the substance and the fight nerve phosgene. "

That sounds all very reassuring and safe, or not? I mean, who can have his frying pan under the temperature at which this "miracle material" poisonous?

A few years ago, I have been on stainless steel pans and converted since zurückgeschaut not. They need a little more time cleaning, but there is value there if I do, I do not cook additional chemicals into my food, plus another polluting gases in the atmosphere. If you still have Teflon-coated pans, then I would strongly recommend that you dispose of and stainless steel pans to buy or what made of cast iron. Even the cheap from Aldi are better than those with non-stick coating. Many studies have shown how poisonous the stuff is ... who is also one of you will already Polytetrafluoroethylene or Perfluorooctanoicsäure in his schnitzel or fried eggs? None? I Dachte's me.

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