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Q: Non-stick cookware health risks ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Non-stick cookware health risks
Category: Science > Chemistry
Asked by: jonesfoto-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 29 May 2006 08:00 PDT
Expires: 28 Jun 2006 08:00 PDT
Question ID: 733337
Does Calphalon cookware contain Teflon-like, or any other form, of PFC?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Non-stick cookware health risks
From: brix24-ga on 07 Jun 2006 18:42 PDT
"A Calphalon representative told us the nonstick coating used in
Simply Calphalon cookware is not Teflon either, but is made by
Exxon-Mobil and is manufactured using Polytetrafluoroethylene. This is
still one of the chemicals at the center of the Teflon debate."

I don't know if it matters but Exxon-Mobil was not (at least by that
name) one of the companies to whon the EPA sent a letter regarding
PFOA (perfluoroctanoic acid)  on January 25, 2006.

Here is another article on the EPA and the PFOA program:

However, breakdown products from PFC under very high heat could still
be an issue for you, so the PFOA issue may not be what you are
thinking of.
Subject: Re: Non-stick cookware health risks
From: brix24-ga on 07 Jun 2006 19:00 PDT
If you go to the Calphalon site, they seem to have cookware in
addition to non-stick.

Here is an article titled: "In Search of a Pan That Lets Cooks Forget About Teflon"
It should be available for free for about 6 more days.

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