I know it might seem a bit of an extreme position but you can do your health a great service by getting rid of any Teflon-coated cookware immediately.
Like so many products developed for the sake of convenience without concern for human health, Teflon coated non-stick cookware when heated has proven to be a primary source of a dangerous toxic fluoride derivative, specifically perfluorinated chemicals (PFOAs).
In fact, teflon is in the blood of 99.7% of Americans, according to a 2007 analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as in newborn human babies, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.
Non Stick Pans Cause Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Cancer
New research has determined that chemical used to make non-stick pans and cooking appliances may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
PFOA is a perfluorinated chemical (PFC) that is used in the production of Teflon and similar products that claim to resist stains, water, oil, grease, fire, or heat. Even waterproof coats and gloves contain PFOA. The major problem with PFOA is that it does not break down in the environment and is toxic to animals and humans. In fact, numerous studies have linked PFOA exposure to thyroid disease.
Altered thyroid function will affect the whole body. Your thyroid is important for regulating energy, body temperature, metabolism rate, heart rate, reproduction, digestion, skin health, and more. Signs that your thyroid might be struggling include always feeling tired, cold hands and feet, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, poor mood, foggy head, and more.
Non-stick Cookware Contains Fluoride
If you are making your food in thoseTeflon pans, you should know that you are cooking your food on fluoride.
Non-stick cookware (i.e. Teflon) contains fluoride in the form of PFC’s (Per-fluorinated compounds). Which has been shown to have a leaching effect during cooking and at normal cooking temperatures, releases various gases and chemicals into the air. In 1975, Full and Parkins reported in the Journal of Dental Research that boiling water in teflon plans produced a “pronounced increase” in fluoride levels.
How You Can Protect Yourself and Heal Your Thyroid
Undoubtedly, you have been exposed to PFOA already. You can greatly reduce your exposure by eliminating the use of non-stick, Teflon coated frying pans and anything that claims to resist stains, water, oil, grease, fire, or heat.
100% Ceramic: The Best Cookware that Doesn’t Leach Toxins and Withstands over 2000 degrees of Heat
This ceramics’ glaze is made with non-toxic, 100% inorganic mineral and oxides. Xtrema glaze contains no metals, no lead and no candmium. The company has even released their products’ test results for heavy metal leeching.