The hazards of Teflon

Barnes, Kathleen
October 2007
Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Oct2007, Issue 300, p54
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.


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