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Be Careful if your Teflon Coated Pan Gets Scratched

Also if it is made from ceramics.

One should be very, very careful about using nonstick pans, and ceramic frying pans, such as those coated with Teflon or a Teflon substitute. They are usually safe to use, but only when used properly, at the proper temperatures. But if the face of the pan is scratched, then it should not be used.

“Nonstick pans that have been scratched or chipped can leach millions of microplastics into our food,” warned Dr. Poonam Desaian, an osteopathic physician who is double board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

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And an Australian study found that a single scratch on a pan coated with Teflon can release around 9,100 plastic particles.

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles less than five millimeters in length, which is about the size of a sesame seed. They can come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic items that have been recycled. There are also primary microplastics, which are small plastic particles that are intentionally manufactured for use in products such as cosmetics, toothpaste, and clothing.

Microplastics are a major environmental problem because they can persist in the environment for centuries. They can also travel long distances, meaning that they can be found in even the most remote places.

And there is also a growing concern about the potential health risks of microplastics to humans. Microplastics have been found in human blood, urine, and stool samples. However, more research is needed to understand the full extent of the risks posed by microplastics.

Teflon is a brand name of a type of plastic known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It is a synthetic fluoropolymer that has a wide range of applications due to its unique properties. PTFE is non-stick, waterproof, heat-resistant, chemically inert, and has a very low coefficient of friction.

Teflon is most commonly used in cookware, where its non-stick properties make it easy to cook food without it sticking to the pan. It is also used in a variety of other products.

Teflon is generally considered to be safe for human use, but it is important to avoid using it at high temperatures, as this can release harmful fumes. It is also important to use Teflon cookware properly and to avoid scratching the surface, as this can damage the coating and allow food to stick.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Teflon as safe for use in food contact applications. However, there have been some concerns about the safety of certain chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of Teflon, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer.

In recent years, manufacturers have taken steps to reduce or eliminate the use of PFOA in the production of Teflon. As a result, Teflon products that are made today are generally considered to be safe for use. However, it is always a good idea to read the product label carefully and to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

To use Teflon cookware safely, it is important to remember a number of things like to preheat the pan over low heat before adding oil or food and to only use low to medium heat when cooking.

Avoid using high heat, as this can damage the coating and release harmful fumes.

And to prevent scratching, avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads, as they can damage the coating.



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