Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cooking With Chemicals

   The chemical used in non-stick cookware (referred to as PFOA's) has recently been under scrutiny for causing higher cholesterol in kids, and has been said to possibly cause cancer as well. This is especially true when the chemical is heated at extreme temperatures and/or has scratches or missing layer of non-stick coating.
   I did a TON of research on my safest cookware option. You don't need to go out and buy the supposed "eco" or "green" cookware. The best bet (and thankfully the cheapest): Old Fashioned Cast Iron. 
   The good news is that the EPA aims to totally eliminate PFOA's by 2015. In the mean time, please consider taking matters into your own hands (I provided a link below for a basic cast iron skillet at Wal Mart).

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