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Teflon toxic

  1. Sep 12, 2004 #1
    http://www.ewg.org/reports/toxicteflon/es.php

    WTF? Did any of you guys know anything about this? This is insane. It appears that when there's no war, DuPont, Monsanto, etc. try to adapt war chemicals into any use.
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2

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    Yes, I knew about it. The pan has to reach a heat higher than used in normal cooking. But if you leave a teflon pan on the stove on high heat unattended, the fumes are toxic to birds.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3

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    All halo-alkanes are toxic and most are carcinogens as well. If Teflon breaks down, it probably becomes either tetrafluoroethyne or difluoromethane or some such thing. These are definitely toxic carcinogens, and that's fairly common knowledge. I didn't know though, that it de-polymerizes at stove-top temperatures. I thought it melted before that.
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2004 #4
    Thank goodness I stuck with leadware. :approve:
     
  6. Sep 13, 2004 #5

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    I grew up with aluminum cookware, of course now they say cooking in aluminum may contribute to alzheimers. What was the question?
     
  7. Sep 13, 2004 #6

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    Thank God I'm safe. I just eat out.







    :biggrin:

    - Warren
     
  8. Sep 13, 2004 #7

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    I wonder what they cook with ? :uhh:
     
  9. Sep 13, 2004 #8

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    Gokul,

    That was part of the joke, man!

    - Warren
     
  10. Sep 13, 2004 #9

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    :redface: If I delete my post, will you delete yours ? :redface:
     
  11. Sep 13, 2004 #10

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    Muhahahaha... :biggrin:

    If you didn't get it, either it was a really good joke, or a really bad one. I'm not sure which.

    - Warren
     
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