Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 7: Turn Down the Heat on Nonstick Pans

Published on September 14 2011 - 1:30 PM
Turn Down the Heat on Nonstick Pans
Turn down the heat and use wooden utensils when using nonstick pans. High temperatures can cause the nonstick lining to release fumes that contain PFCs (perfluorocarbons). PFCS are linked to liver damage, developmental problems. And remember to use wooden utensils in your nonstick pans, which are less likely to scratch than metal utensils, which could lead you to ingest the PFCs in the nonstick lining.

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Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.