If you have a pot, pan or baking sheet with the tag PFASs in your home, immediately get rid of it! Here are the reasons why you should never bake pancakes, fry steaks or roast potatoes in a frying pan that supposedly has non-stick properties.
Even 200 scientists agree on one thing: certain types of dishes that bear the label “non-stick” are very harmful to our health!
The world’s leading experts gave a warning statement and signed so-called “Madrid document”, during the symposium. They say that they are concerned about the wide everyday use of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the household.
These chemicals are used in the production of metal dishes and food storage containers (such as, for example, fast food packaging and “reinforced” plastic or paper plates). They are specific because they have so-called “non-stick coating” that prevents food from sticking to the bottom of the dish.
Studies conducted in animals have shown that certain types of PFASs lead to liver toxicity, disruption of metabolism, impaired functioning of the immune and endocrine systems.
Also, these chemicals cause several types of cancer (including cancer of the testicles and kidneys), and they are toxic to unborn babies.
Unfortunately, these toxins can not only be found in food which is prepared or stored in this kind of dishes, but because of the heat, they can easily spread and contaminate the air, drinking water, soil and the entire environment.
An article published in the journal “Environmental Health Perspectives”, scientists urge dish manufacturers to stop using PFASs chemicals, and especially because of the fact that today there are many alternatives that are much safer and also can provide a “non-stick” effect.
Also, the advice to all housewives cannot be clearer – If you see the label poly- or PFASs on any of your dishes, get rid of it once and for all!