This is COMPLETELY wrong. The chemical that is being discussed is used in the manufacturing process ONLY. Only those in the factory and in that particular area are exposed in any way. It may also be disposed of, and those people would be exposed--this I do not know. But it most certainly is not in the finished product. It can NOT be inhaled from fumes while cooking. It is not in the coating that comes off. It is not in the handle. You could eat teflon pans for supper and not be exposed in any way.
I agree.I think they should pull that crap off of the market and put something thats not deadly.Speaking of carcinogens,Nabisco( the company that makes oreo cookies) was taken to court for having cancer-causing carcinogens in their cookies.
Zap I can't refer you directly to anything, but I was watching msnbc the other day and they had the lawyers for both sides on discussing the settlement. They were very adamant that this 'chemical' is in a soaping product used in the manufacturing process, not in the actual product. I'm sure it could be quite easily verified, I'm not much of a googler or cut and paster--sorry.
The greatest thing that I ever did (bit of an exageration) was to learn how to season and properly use iron and steel cookware. Stuff sticks less, it's easier to clean, and if you scrape it up you can fix it.
you can also use woks made from anodized aluminum, which apparently seals the aluminum so it's not harmful.
the bird thing has happened i believe, but birds are extremely sensitive to chemicals, plus i believe in that case the pan had been left on the stove unattended at a high temperature - but don't quote me on that, i just remember reading it somewhere.
note how they qualify it as "in-home normal cooking use" wtf is that ? if you want to do a good job cooking anything it's pretty normal to heat over 500. without real heat you can't sear, stir fry, or saute anything. "saute" means "jump" btw. that's the kind of heat you need to wield to cook stuff. so hot that whatever you put in that pan jumps around like a mexican bean. jeeez-s you can't even make a good omelet under 500.
all toxic fumes aside, shitty cookwear is the reason there are so many shitty cooks, is the reason people are used to shitty food. also if you've got a hot pan it ain't gonna stick. do branding irons stick ?