Do you think teflon-coated cookware is safe?

Using it on a daily basis.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    It's been 'proven' both ways. But it IS harmful if an empty pan is overheated in an oven or on a stove top!

    Pro Teflon :: http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/teflon0...

    Not that I trust Dupont's opinion of there own product.

    Anti Teflon ::

    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/teflon.htm

    .

  • 4 years ago

    Teflon is 100% safe or it would not be on your pans. Over the past 40 years, there is only one published account of a minor health effect, reversible flu-like symptoms, as a result of severely overheating non-stick cookware. Teflon cookware is formulated and quality tested to resist peeling or chipping, which will only occur if cookware is misused. However, in the event that particles from Teflon cookware are accidentally eaten, there is no danger. These particles are non-toxic. If eaten, they pass directly through the body and are not absorbed. The FDA has stated that eating Teflon particles does not pose a health hazard. Teflon has advantages and disadvantages for flavor and ease of use. A small amount of sticking is needed to cause flavorful browning (called a glaze); adding liquid to lift the glaze from the pot is called deglazing. Additionally, nonstick pans cannot be used at high temperatures. On the other hand, they are easier to clean than other types of pots, and do not often result in burned food. When frying in pans without such a coating, it is usually necessary to use vegetable or animal fat to prevent sticking. Nonstick coatings tend to degrade over time, and require vigilant care and attention. In order to preserve the nonstick coating of a pan, it is important never to use metal implements in the pan while cooking, or harsh scouring pads or chemical abrasives when cleaning.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've heard that unless it's damaged (i.e. scratches or loose coating that can get into your food) it's safe however I try to use it as little as possible because:

    a) I don't care what they say, I don't want more chemicals in my food than I already have and;

    b) Using regular cookware just seems to make the food taste better (probably because of the butter and olive oil I use to make it non-stick)

    EDIT: KK, an item being on the market does not mean it's safe.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes , its safe ... and also teflon coated cookware can be used without oil .Thats what i like about this cook ware .

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  • Kamp
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Loni should have cooked eggs for his wife in one of those old scratched up teflon pans and then she wouldn't have been able to hit him in the cabesa! I see he's smoking again. I wonder were else he has a cigarette so daintily inserted?

    Source(s): Stickapedia
  • 1 decade ago

    Of course it's perfectly safe as cookware. Just don't use it for implantation into the human body as DuPont warns: ;-)

    http://www.dupont.com/pip/DuPont_Medical_Caution.p...

  • 1 decade ago

    sure it is, after all we have weevils in our bread and cereal and we are all still alive, what is a bit of Teflon flowing through the intestines going to do to us,

  • 1 decade ago

    not from what i heard it kills budgies (the fumes)

    & i used to eat the flaky bits that come off in the pan as you cook so i never use it now just got to convince my kids!!

    got by before without it just have to learn not to have the pan (stainless steel) too hot when cooking eggs etc

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Although not as heavy as cast iron, it will still leave a horendous dent in the side of your head.

    Source(s): exwife
  • kk
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    If it were not, it would be off the market. Just don't use it when it is obviously peeling or scratched.

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