Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nonstick Cookware - How safe is it?

All modern kitchens will have a bunch of these pretty non stick cookware sitting in their cabinets. No doubt about it. Yeah sure i also had few but after coming across couple of articles on whether it is safe or not, i stopped using them and all were thrown out in the fall clean up to be picked up and junked. Go through the following article and i am sure you will do the same thing as i did few years ago.

Children and teens who have high blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware may be more likely to have elevated LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report.

Humans are exposed to perfluoroalkyl acids, such as PFOA and PFOS, through drinking water, dust, food packaging, breast milk, cord blood, microwave popcorn, air and occupational exposure.

Recent survey results reported detection of these chemicals in almost all people in the U.S.

“[Researchers] assessed serum lipid levels in 12,476 children and adolescents (average age 11.1) ...

[H]igher PFOA levels were associated with increased total cholesterol and LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and PFOS was associated with increased total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol.”

Check out the original eye opening article here in Newswise.com


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