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Is Your Cookware Killing You?

You might have healthy, real food inside the pan, but is the pan itself contributing to disease in your body? Dr. Josh Axe explains what cookware to avoid and what to use instead.

-A recent research from Newswise found that teflon cookware raises LDL cholesterol, causing heart disease.
-Research has also shown that teflon cookware releases highly toxic substances at high temperatures. 
-Side effects of using teflon cookware include thyroid issues.
-Studies found that the use of teflon cookware increases risk of infertility by 134% in both males and females.
-Teflon cookware also increases risk of cancer and acts as an immunosuppressant, increasing inflammation throughout the body. 

Articles

Hundreds of Scientists Issue Warning About Chemical Dangers of Non-Stick Cookware and Water-Repellant Items

Non-stick cookware and bakeware has become enormously popular because of its convenience. Foods slide right off, reducing the amount of elbow-grease required to clean the pan.

Ditto for stain- and water-repellant clothing, carpets and fabrics, and many other treated products that have emerged over the past six decades.

But there may be a high price to pay for this convenience, as the poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used to create these surfaces are toxic and highly persistent, both in your body and in the environment. .....Continue Reading

Deadly Teflon chemical - Decades of cover-ups

It's in your cookware, your clothing, furniture, carpets, popcorn bags and even in your food! It's perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it remains indefinitely in the environment and even gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a toxicant and known carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more than 98% of the US population. Exposure to this chemical has been associated with increased cholesterol, uric acid levels, preeclampsia, heart disease, liver damage, thyroid trouble, neurological disorders, chronic kidney disease and kidney cancer. ....Continue Reading