Many people have heard about the dangers of Teflon, but don't know what it is or why it should be avoided. Teflon is the non-stick coating applied to metal cooking surfaces like pots and pans. Studies have shown that the fumes released from heated Teflon can cause flu-like symptoms and have been linked with the death of household pets. Instead of using non-stick cookware, consider cooking with cast iron or ceramic cookware.
This week, I will consider decreasing my use of non-stick, Teflon, cookware.