If you have a pot, pan or a baking sheet with the sign PFASs, get rid of them right away! These are some of the reasons why you should never make pancakes, pan fry steaks or fry chips in this pan which, supposedly, it is able to prevent the ingredients from getting burned.
200 scientists agree on one thing: certain types of food preparation containers, which have the label “non-sticky”, are very dangerous for our health!
Leading world scientists, signed a so called “Madrid Document” at a symposium, with a mutual statement in which they warn the entire humanity how worried they are about the more and more wider use of poly- and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFFASs) in the households.
These chemicals are used for manufacturing metal food containers and vessels for storing food ( as for example, the packing for fast food and the “strengthened” plastic or paper plates), and are characterized by the so called “ non-sticky cover” which prevents the food from burning or sticking to the bottom.
Studies conducted on animals showed that certain types of PFASs can lead to liver poisoning, metabolism weakening and disrupted functioning of the immune and endocrine system.
Unfortunately, these toxins are not only present in the food which is cooked or stored into them, but, also, under the influence of heat, they easily spread in the air, the water for drinking, the soil and they poison the entire environment.
In an article published in the magazine “Environmental Health Perspectives” scientists call upon manufacturers of food preparation containers to stop using PFASs chemicals, especially since today there are numerous other alternatives for manufacturing such vessels in which the food will not burn.
Moreover, this is a very clear advice for all housewives: if you see the above mentioned signs on the food containers which you use, get rid of them once and for all!