It seems as though we are constantly hearing of harmful chemicals found in our food such as GMO foods, foods being imported from countries that use pesticides which are no longer allowed in the USA. Many of you are familiar with BPA, Phthalates, lead being harmful. Many of you have a toxic kitchen, yet may not know how harmful cookware may be.
There is toxin free cookware.
DETOXING YOUR KITCHEN
Learn about BPA and Phytates; Find out how to detox your kitchen from these harmful chemicals.
Why Some Cookware Is Harmful
You want cookware with no toxins such as, metals or lead, cadmium, BPA, Phthalates, PTFE and PFOA such as ceramic cookware.
Teflon has been found to be carcinogenic, but the old enamel and other old metals such as aluminum usually are found to have harmful chemicals as well.
PTFE and PFOA are often found in non-stick cookware such as Teflon. PFOA has been found to be carcinogenic.
Will PTFE harm my pets?
If heated above the recommended maximum temperature of 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), a PTFE-based nonstick coating could affect pets, especially birds.
However, burning food in and/or overheating a ceramic nonstick pan, stainless steel pan, or any other type of cookware can also cause issues for pets that have extremely sensitive respiratory systems such as birds. Coal miners used canaries to test the air for gasses in a mine shaft before they entered.
PFOA : PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, is a chemical formerly used in the production of DuPont Teflon® and other nonstick coatings. It was recommended for discontinuation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Cadium : Industrial uses of cadmium include production of metal plating, rechargeable batteries, paint pigments, and plastics.