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Save: money by buying economical and healthy ceramic coated cookware and learn about the preventing diseases caused by non stick products that contain PFOA and PFTE.
Gain: ideas for a healthy cookstyle.
Non stick coatings used on cookware has been developed over the past 50 years, has managed to conquer the culinary world. However, studies show sufficient evidence that a substances such as PTFE & PFOA released whilst frying with some non stick coatings in cookware pans is harmful to human health and the environment. We prefer the presence of non coatings of this type to be on aerospace equipment, electronics, industrial processes and architecture because of its slippery coating that repels dirt, grease and water. In the kitchen its safer to use the non-stick cookware and pans with no trace of PTFE and PFOA.
Go through the properties of this substance with us, and decide whether to use it, or to throw out our old pans and replace them with ceramic coated pans.
From the frying pan directly into the lungs. Some non stick coatings chemical structure is very complex. It is known that it is composed of many toxic substances. A polymer compound polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which was discovered in 1938 by Roy Planket and is still considered as the world’s most slippery substance, and has used on some cookware ranges. In up to 5 minutes on the stove, cookware reaches a high temperature, and PTFE coatings get damaged, emitting harmful toxic gases which could kill a bird and may cause innumerable human diseases. In case of PTFE toxicosis, the lungs of birds exposed to harmful emissions are filled with fluid which leads to suffocation. One of the possible effects on humans is “polymer fume fever “, with symptoms of flu (sore throat, tightness in chest, fever, chills, cough).
The same PTFE based coatings also contains ammonium perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), which is associated with diseases such as cancer, organ disruption and others, and has been observed in tests performed by the Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA). PTFE affects children more, which leads to long-term illnesses, such as reduced levels of reproductive hormones, tumours of the lungs, pancreas, reproductive organs and impaired immune defence. A study on women with difficulties in getting pregnant show that their bodies contain increased content of emissions released from PFOA based coatings.
Why is coatings with PTFE & PFOA have not been prohibited? The usual suspect of course: Money. About $ 2 billion is spent annually in advertising campaigns, paid journalism and so on. Rather than prohibit the use of these products in consumer product, various government associations have set conditions for producers who use these types of coasting to control the spread of harmful emissions and this should happen by 2015.
Those who are aware of the health risks associated with PTFE & PFOA should throw out their non-stick cookware and replace them with alternatives:
Go back to using your old stainless steel pots and pans???. Although, be aware with the fact that stainless steel contains a mixture of metals such as nickel and chromium. They can seep into food if the surface if of the cookware is dinged and pitted.
When we are cooking at high temperature in metal cookware, there’s a great danger of intoxication with metal compounds. According to recent research of the EPA, aluminium, stainless steel and non stick coating that contain PFOA & PTFE are the main culprits for Alzheimer’s disease and various cancers. As a result, experts strongly advise replacing conventional cookware with non stick ceramic coating cooking vessels.. This is the best option if you want to prepare a meal in a healthy way.
A healthy cookware solution is Neoflam. Neoflam’s ceramic Ecolon coating, is PTFE and PFOA free, and has mixture of small particles of silicate minerals and retained water between them. When it is baked it becomes strong and resistant enough to withstand high temperatures, even on a gas stove. Additionally ceramic coated pans are more economical – food cooks faster because the heat is conducted evenly and faster in this cookware. They are cleaned easily, with less detergent, due to their ceramic coating surface. Not only useful and economical, this type of cookware offers huge variation of designs in different colours that can match the colours in your kitchen or dining room. The ceramic based products can be used as cookware, serving / tableware and fridge storage, making them functional and easy to use. Neoflam reduce Co2 emission with environmentally friendly production which offers an eco-friendly safe sustainable methods of production.