Originally Posted by mommy00
To bad teflon goes straight through the body without being absorbed. Why do people believe everything that the news says? Teflon is not harmful if eaten. If it was it would have been taken off of the market buy now. Take it from someone who works with it everyday...
My opinion is that this is quite a naive statement, "it would have been taken off the market if it was harmful" You have much more faith in the EPA or govt. than I do. And people do not believe everything in the news, we cautiously read the news and make our own decisions.
i have eaten a good amount of teflon in one sitting, and i'm still here. an old girlfriend made whipped potatoes by using a metal mixer in a non-stick pot. i thought she had just put a lot of black pepper in the spuds, until i washed the dishes. afaik, i have suffered no ill effects.
When my husband was working a summer job in high school at the local Agricultural Experiment Station, a state and federally subsudized entity, he worked with BENZENE with his bare hands. He is still alive today, but that certainly does not mean that it is safe to handle Benzene. Benzene was recently in the news in China for being spilled into a river and closing down water plants down stream in China and Russia.
All humans are born with pre-cancerous cells in our bodies. Whether cancer eventually develops in any person, depends on how many insults we subject out body too. We would be wise to limit our exposure to chemicals or any substances we think could be harmful.