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Sunday, November 15, 2015

7 Things Lurking in Your Kitchen That Can Cause Serious Health Problems

7 Things Lurking in Your Kitchen That Can Cause Serious Health Problems
We all know that eating healthy is the key to staying healthy. But did you know that how you cook can not only be unhealthy but downright dangerous to your health?

7 dangers lurking in your kitchen

The 7 most dangerous things in your kitchen can be found in your cookware. They include:

  • Teflon
  • Analon
  • Calphalon
  • Circulon
  • Silverstone
  • Tfal
  • Aluminum

Non-stick cookware

The first 6 on the list are non-stick cookware. What makes it non-stick is a coating called polytetrafluoroetheylene, or PTFE, which is made from perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. This coating at high temperatures will release toxic fumes that can kill pet birds and cause flu-like symptoms in people. In addition, PFOA has been associated with thyroid problems, high cholesterol, pregnancy difficulties, and even male infertility.


Aluminum is even worse! Cooking with aluminum cookware can cause the aluminum to seep into your food and has been associated with autism, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

What is safe?

You can safely cook with uncoated stainless steel or a good, old-fashioned iron skillet.


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