PTFE-coated non-stick cookware and toxicity concerns: a perspective

@article{Sajid2017PTFEcoatedNC,
  title={PTFE-coated non-stick cookware and toxicity concerns: a perspective},
  author={Muhammad Wasim Sajid and Muhammad Ilyas},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={23436-23440}
}
  • M. Sajid, M. Ilyas
  • Published 14 September 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
PTFE is used as an inner coating material in non-stick cookware. This unique polymer coating prevents food from sticking in the pans during the cooking process. Such cookware is also easy to wash. At normal cooking temperatures, PTFE-coated cookware releases various gases and chemicals that present mild to severe toxicity. Only few studies describe the toxicity of PTFE but without solid conclusions. The toxicity and fate of ingested PTFE coatings are also not understood. Moreover, the emerging… 
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