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Safety of Teflon (PTFE) non-stick pans and PFOA?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by pdmjoker, Dec 7, 2018.

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  1. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    I've seen some reports online about Teflon (PTFE) non-stick pans and PFOA which is used to produce them being a health concern. (I gather if Teflon gets above 260C it can breakdown into other chemicals.)

    This page:

    https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa.html

    states that Teflon isn't suspected of causing cancer. What about other health problems?

    We all know how official establishment advice can be wrong - anyone have any useful info, please?

    Many thanks! :)
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not really, but I have been cooking with this fry pan for a fair few years with no ill effects.

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    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    BBC4 Storyville, Poisoning America, The Devil We Know. A documentary I saw a few weeks ago. About DuPont, pollution, cancer and birth defects. Still available on iPlayer.
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? ;)

    Thank you! PFOA (or C8) looks worth avoiding!
     
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    It's everywhere. I'm just glad glad that I invested in enamelled cast iron.
     
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