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Old 08-25-2006, 09:23 AM   #41
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Are there health concerns associated with Teflon?...I had not heard that.
They say that the pans can release chemicals, but it's supposed to be safe if you don't heat it dry.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:27 AM   #42
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OOooooooops. Well. now I know.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:54 AM   #43
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If non-stick coatings such as Teflon are overheated, the give off fumes that have been proven to be poisonous to small birds such a canaries. There is no evidence that these fumes are harmful to humans.

There is a chemical used in the manufacturing process that is a known carcinogen. That chemical is not present in the finished product. The real cancer danger is in the factories. They do not allow pregnant woman to work there as there is a danger to them in the factory.

The carcinogenic chemical is much more prevalent in products such as pizza and food boxes to prevent grease from soaking through, and in clothing for its stain preventing properties.

Non-stick cookware is perfectly safe to cook with.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:50 AM   #44
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One possible solution I haven't tired -- Williams-Sonoma sells pump spray bottles made especially for cooking oil. That would eliminate the lecithin and alcohol and any water, although I have to wonder about the shelf life of oil in such a gadget. Anyone have one?
I have that gadget. The shelf life of the oil is the same as it is in a bottle. I use it by pouring the oil in, pump, spray, and just keep it there. I use it all the time so I haven't had issues. But what you can do is pump and spray and then pour the oil back into the bottle it originated in.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:52 AM   #45
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The trap is set...

Is asking about Teflon a loaded question?
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:10 AM   #46
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Is asking about Teflon a loaded question?

Read my post #43 above. I get annoyed by people who use unsubstantiated scare tactics to attack products.
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Read my post #43 above. I get annoyed by people who use unsubstantiated scare tactics to attack products.
Okay. Now I have a question, didn't they stop making "teflon" branded cookware? I thought it was just "non-stick" now.

Edit because I found the answer myself and some interesting facts at this website: http://www.teflon.com/NASApp/Teflon/...yconcerns.html
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