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Sure we are known for dishing out our fair share of raw propaganda, but every so often we cover a story with the specific intent of helping you cook healthier, if you so choose to.

This one comes to us via DiseaseProof.com & Joel Fuhrman, M.D:

Government Panel Declares Chemical in Teflon Carcinogenic

Associated Press writer Randall Chase reports that an FDA panel is making official its concerns about the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, which is also known as C-8:

"A group of scientific advisers to the Environmental Protection Agency voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a recommendation that a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a likely carcinogen."

Getting Around Teflon Tips

  • You could eat raw ;)
  • Alternatives to Teflon are stainless steel and cast iron.
  • If in some strange situation you MUST use a Teflon pan, we're thinking a gun to your head, avoid subjecting the pan to extremely high temperatures
  • Join the slow food movement

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"If in some strange situation you MUST use a Teflon pan, we're thinking a gun to your head, avoid subjecting the pan to extremely high temperatures"

yeah, they could always use a Teflon pan as a plate or something, or to put dog food in

Jordan

I don't have a food dehydrator, but aren't the sheets used in them, Teflex sheets, coated in teflon?

Steven

That is what I was thinking...YES, the Teflex
sheets are coated with Teflon...How does
everyone feel about this??

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