TITLE

The hazards of Teflon

AUTHOR(S)
Barnes, Kathleen
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Oct2007, Issue 300, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports about health issues arising from Teflon-made materials. Polytetrafluoroethylene polymer (PTFE), technical name for Teflon, can off-gas toxic chemicals in high heat according to numerous studies. Birds and humans can be affected by its fumes through inhalation. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives the name polymer fume fever for the syndrome caused by inhaling PTFE. Studies also suggests that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), chemical use to make teflon, causes cancer.
ACCESSION #
27213172

 

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