That Nonstick Pan Can Cause Cancer!

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That Nonstick Pan Can Cause Cancer!

When I try to talk to a fellow employee, family member, or friend about things possibly leading to cancer they say “everything can supposedly give you cancer!”

Ok… that generic response puzzles me…

If you know that things are bad for you why do you do them?
If you know something could potentially harm you why would you eat it?
If someone tries to inform you of something bad, why do you ignore it?

Because, it is easier to keep on with life how it’s always been and not go out of your way to avoid things you aren’t sure are really bad for you. Well, that is my guess.

No, I am not attacking anyone, merely trying to understand why it is everyone ignores warnings about the things they put into their bodies, eat or use when all around us cancer has become a bigger issue, as well as sickness and ignorance. Heart attacks, obesity, cancer, birth defects, you name it, everything comes down to what we do in our lives, what we try to stay away from and what we willingly do although we know it is bad.

Teflon pans is one thing I’m not fond of!

What is Teflon?

Teflon is Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which makes foods NOT stick, o how cool, only the EPA suggests it may in fact have cancer causing substances! BUT the EPA isn’t making companies stop using this, only urging them to make it STRONGER so that it doesn’t break down and release the harmful chemicals into our body. WHAT?

THE WASHINGTON POST:

Harmful Teflon Chemical To Be Eliminated by 2015

“PFOA — a key processing agent in making nonstick and stain-resistant materials — has been linked to cancer and birth defects in animals and is in the blood of 95 percent of Americans, including pregnant women. It has also been found in the blood of marine organisms and Arctic polar bears.

The voluntary pact, which was crafted by the Environmental Protection Agency, will force companies to reduce manufacturing emissions of PFOA by 95 percent by no later than 2010. They will also have to reduce trace amounts of the compound in consumer products by 95 percent during the same period and virtually eliminate them by 2015. ”

Did you know that one of those harmful chemicals is not only leaking out of that pan your using to cook with, but can also be found in pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags???

Of course it is being said that there is no definite link between these chemicals and cancer that it is only a POSSIBLE link to it…. but lets look back a few decades… before we started using more and more chemicals and spiffy gadgets that we ABSOLUTELY need to have to make our lives EASIER…. the more and more we’ve tried the more disease pops up. But we are told there is no great worry and that continuing on with our life just as it is will be fine. Until some great break threw disproves it then we run around like chickens with our heads cut off scared that all that time we were doing things we shouldn’t have will take a great toll on our lives.

Everyone is free to believe what they want, or do what they want. I myself have been trying to use better things for my family and I, such as NON teflon pans and stray away from things that can be likely bad for us. It’s not like we are suffering being cautious.

With things like this…

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

So, are you expected to cook your food and have stuck on nasty clean ups just because you cant use Teflon? No, there are better, healthier options that are eco friendly and wont leak nasty chemicals into the foods your about to eat!

Green Your has a small list of some: HERE

Or you could go with MAN PANS!

Man Pans are free of those chemicals, is slick for nonstick, wont chip, flake or rub off, transfer heat better to allow you to save energy, and they have accessories! The are a tad bit more pricey than the average pan but they are built to last!

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