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Dangerous cooking, beware of the pots

We care a lot about the quality of our food but we don't pay attention to cooking: another source of toxins could be the same pot that is used to cook ours biological food favorite. For example, many do not know that the non-stick coating of the pots can alter the healthiness of the dishes. Conventional non-stick pans could be replaced by pans that contain a less harmful “sand” coating. It is an innovative surface anti-adherent called "Sandflow", this does not contain PTFE or PFOA, toxic substances that can be released into food at high temperatures, precisely those reached during cooking.

The pots "Sandflow”Can be easily found on Amazon but those who are not familiar with online purchases can request them from a specialized retailer or read the production labels carefully and prefer PFOA-Free and PTFE-Free, ie Teflon-free. You have to check if it is dishwasher safe and if it can reach 450 ° C without altering. You have to stay away from materials such as Teflon, that is, it is made with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its derivatives. These materials, among other things, I am responsible for pollute the waters underground near the chemical plants that deal with their processing.

Due to its polluting power, by 2015, chemical companies should "voluntarily" eliminate the use of agents such as PFOA and similar products. And how do we put it with the new baked forms in silicone?

Silicone pans such as those of Baker and EKCO do not produce toxic fumes and are considered safe. Appliance and tableware manufacturers are not required to label their products describing the "ingredients" one by one, which is why it is too often difficult understand if the coatings are PTFE-free.

The derivatives of the teflon they also include perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctane acid (PFOA). These compounds are also found employed in food packaging, this is why it is important to remove food that has just returned from shopping from the plastic, especially if it is salad. At this link you can find excellent alternatives to non-stick cookware. A safe and healthy cooking method is that operated with the pressure cooker.

Curiosity: pet birds such as parrots and canaries, if exposed to the smoke of non-stick pans, can die.

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