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Nonstick,Greaseproof Pans are more dangerous,Science
« on: May 05, 2015, 05:19:13 AM »

More than 200 scientists from 38 different countries have signed what's called the Madrid Statement. In it they express concern over what's called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Those are the chemicals applied to everything from nonstick pans to the insides of microwave popcorn bags.

Here's why we should be worried, according to the statement.

1. PFASs break down very, very slowly and stay in the environment for a long time. It's not just what ends up in landfills -- it's what's created in the manufacture of products as well. Your purchase of nonstick ware sends toxins even to people who choose not to purchase nonstick ware.

2. They also linger in human tissue and bodily tissue for a very long time. They get into our drinking water. They get everywhere.

3. The list of health problems linked to these chemicals is scary long. In animal studies PFASs have been shown to cause "liver toxicity, disruption of lipid metabolism and the immune and endocrine systems, adverse neurobehavioral effects, neonatal toxicity and death, and tumors in multiple organ systems." They've also been linked to testicular and kidney cancers, liver malfunction, hypothyroidism, ulcerative colitis, lower birth rate and size, obesity, decreased immune responses to vaccines, reduced hormone levels and delayed onset of puberty.

4. Those alternative, "green" nonstick pans (and similar products) aren't much better. Basically they're made of what's called "short chain" PFASs, which are only slightly less horrible than regular PFASs. And what's scary about these green products is that we end up buying more of them because we think they're safe, and therefore we end up sending even more PFASs into the environment.

The scientists are calling on governments around the world to regulate the use of these chemicals, and they're asking corporations to reduce their manufacture of products using these chemicals. But of course there's something we consumers can do, too.

1. Whenever possible, avoid products containing, or manufactured using, PFASs. These include many products that are stain-resistant, waterproof, or nonstick.

2. Question the use of such fluorinated “performance” chemicals added to consumer products.

And there you go. All that nonstick kitchen crap really is too good to be true...But we prolly shouldn't be using them.


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Re: Nonstick,Greaseproof Pans are more dangerous,Science
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 11:32:42 AM »
and were all gonna die soon  smoking:: pretty sure all of us uses those non-stick pans


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Re: Nonstick,Greaseproof Pans are more dangerous,Science
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 11:47:01 AM »
i totally agree with this article... its dangerous... nabukulan ako eh... and it doesn't stick...



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Re: Nonstick,Greaseproof Pans are more dangerous,Science
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 12:03:37 PM »
oh well... so which is better? oil cooking or non stick cooking?