Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been used in a variety of products for many decades. If you’ve seen this sign on one of your kitchen pans, throw them away immediately. We recommend you never fry anything again in this type of pans!
Yes, this kitchen pans can prevent you food ingredients from sticking and getting burned, but scientific data has confirmed that the non-sticky (PFAS) pans are actually very dangerous to our health! A group of experts and scientists have recently signed the “Madrid Document”, a mutual statement in which they express their worries about the use poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances in more and more products every day. These chemicals are commonly used in metal food containers and are characterized by the “non-sticky” cover which should prevent the food from sticking to the bottom and getting burned.
A recent study has found that PFAS can disrupt the function of the endocrine and immune system and can also cause liver poisoning and weaken your immune system. The main concern is that these toxins are all around us, due to their fast spreading in the air when exposed to high temperatures.
Scientists around the world are warning producers to stop using PFAS chemicals – there are many alternatives for manufacturing pans in which the food doesn’t burn. Here’s a simple advice to all housewives: if you see the sign on your pans, throw them away immediately!