I was very skeptical when I heard that viola! there was a Teflon like PFOA (and PFC) free non-stick pan on the market that was safe and green. It just didn’t sound right.
And yesterday on Enviroblog, the scientists, sleuths and environmental health heroes that they are, found this new chemical to be just as unsafe as the other one. And of course, in true form of many manufacturers and corporations, there is no real information about its effects in humans (so why not use it!).
Visit this Enviroblog article to learn more. You’ll find links to why the voluntary phase out of PFOA isn’t working (since they do seem to be making money here), that there is a bill in the eternally righteous state of California to ban both the old offensive Teflon chemical (C8) and the new one (C6), tips on how to avoid these chemicals, and how DuPont still insists Teflon is safe, but, just in case, they will use this maybe safer, maybe not chemical instead.
Sorry, I’m feeling a bit cheeky tonight- I do hope not too many folks had already purchased this “green” technology. I know I was thinking about it (have I mentioned my love for crispy homefries?)
photo by wine scribbler via flickr