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Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?

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This post is a first in our series, Beneath the Surface: What’s in Everyday Consumer Products? Articles in this series will examine how prevalent synthetic chemicals are in everyday products, and the consequences of their use to our health and our environment. 

Cast iron pans are an inexpensive alternative to nonstick coated cookware. Used for generations, cast iron offers even heating and durability and can also be heated safely to high temps.
Cast iron pans are an inexpensive alternative to nonstick coated cookware. Used for generations, cast iron offers even heating and durability and can also be heated safely to high temps.

My husband asked me two simple questions as he scrambled eggs in our 18-year old nonstick cooking pan: Are we eating this coating? Is it safe?  Better known as “Teflon cookware,” our nonstick pans were gifts from our 1997 nuptials. 

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