Cooking up some cancer
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.
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