Non-stick cookware pans, used for cooking and baking, are not worth the health risk. The fluoride used in the non-stick surface has been found to escape from the surface when heated, even at low temperatures, causing multiple deaths. Fluoride is a known toxin that has caused death in children. Eliminating fluoride in your environment is vital to a healthy lifestyle, including the fluoride in your drinking water.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) published an article explaining mass deaths in broilers chickens. Fifty-two percent of the flock was dead within 72 hours. Without knowing the cause the flocks were replaced, with the same or similar results. This happened 4 separate  times. They said, “Further investigation revealed that the only change in management practice in this facility prior to the onset of the severe mortality problem was the replacement of 48 heat lamp bulbs (one for each pen). The new heat lamp bulbs were polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coated. PTFE gas intoxication has been reported in several exotic avian species.”

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Polytetrafluoroethylene  is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene which is used in non-stick pan coating. Dupont makes the best known and most commonly used polytetrafluoroethylene, marketed under the name of Teflon.

The Environmental Working Group says, “DuPont scientists conducted a series of studies beginning in the 1950s to identify the toxic components from heated Teflon, killing birds and rats in efforts to understand the potency of the gases and particles.” Specifically, “Including four gaseous chemicals (TFA, PFOA, CF4, PFB) and some components of the particulate matter that are highly persistent.”

Accumulation of this toxin in the pineal gland is a factor that concerns many experts as the fluoride isn’t expelled out of the body on its own. Once fluoride levels in the pineal gland have reached certain levels many negative side effects are visible.

Evidence of pineal gland damage is difficulty in getting to sleep and sleeplessness.

Acetylcholine receptors in the brain are reduced. The Harvard School of Public Health says, “In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children.”

Beta amaloid accumulation is accelerated with fluoride. Beta amaloid accumulation is a factor known predisposing people to Alzheimer’s disease.

Cells in the heart known as purkinje cells have shown damage from fluoride.

Overexposure to fluoride is present in 40% of 16-year-old children with visible evidence through white spots on the teeth called dental fluorosis.

Aluminum is not in non-stick cookware, however, when the fluoride from the non-stick cookware is in the body aluminum passing through the body has an increased absorption rate.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) says, “Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopement.” Therefore they are still studying the potential damage.

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Other sources:

Pineal Gland

Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children




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