Most non-stick cookware is made with perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) and is known to release toxic fumes when heated and add unwanted ingredients to the food being cooked. This chemical is pervasive in the environment and is a toxicant, as well as a carcinogen in animals. The coating chips or peels and is released into food. And with aluminum pans, the metal can leach into foods with cooking, especially with acid-based foods like tomatoes and is known to be hazard to your health.
Metals from stainless steel have also been known to leach into food, requiring careful cleaning of easily scratched surfaces, which can trap food. Then cast iron, while also durable, needs to be “seasoned” often to keep it from rusting and food from sticking, and let’s face it, it’s not very attractive. Further looking at aluminum shows it also easily scratches and pits which traps food, leading to a breeding ground for bacteria.
Research continues to reveal that PFOA, the chemical used in non-stick cookware, is linked to cancer and thyroid disease and the EPA has designated PFOA as a “likely carcinogen.”
What is a safe alternative?
When looking at cookware options, it’s important to find a cookware that is truly a HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE…created green, withstands high temperatures, easy clean, attractive, versatile, practical, and durable. Our current answer to a healthier alternative for safe cookware is Xtrema Ceramic Cookware…which can now be ordered from Murrieta Chiropractic—one more step for Healthier Living!