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'Considerable lead content' found in cookware commonly used throughout Africa and Asia

8/25/2014 - Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from lead poisoning, and while it is more common in developing countries, it's not restricted to those regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers lead poisoning to be one of the top 10 chemical exposures threatening public health, accounting...

Is your cookware killing you?

5/31/2012 - Our health is greatly influenced by the food we eat and how we cook it. The nutrient density of food can be easily damaged by overheating our foods along with the damaging chemicals and heavy metals that leach into it from our cookware. Heavy metals from cookware alter enzymes and tastes and ultimately...

Scientists admit non-stick cookware and fluorine compounds cause vaccines to fail

1/29/2012 - Many consumer and industrial products contain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are highly-persistent organofluorine compounds that make certain materials oil, water, and stain resistant. But according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, PFCs in non-stick...

Cookware chemical linked to causing arthritis

7/25/2011 - Sometimes the technological innovations that appear to make our lives a lot easier are the same ones that are now destroying our health. A new study out of West Virginia University's (WVU) School of Medicine has found that people with the highest blood levels of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), a chemical...

Cookware chemicals disrupt hormones, lead to early menopause, study finds

3/26/2011 - The type of cookware you use can make all the difference in determining the health of you and your family. Researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) recently found that perfluorocarbons (PFCs), an artificial chemical commonly used in non-stick cookware, can disrupt hormonal balance and lead to...

Ten reasons to try cast iron cooking

3/18/2011 - Cooks seeking alternatives to toxic non-stick cookware often find themselves in a bind. Stainless steel, which seems to be the healthiest alternative, is expensive, and it does not lend itself well to cooking eggs, pancakes and other dishes that non-stick cookware typically excels at. If you have not...

Non-stick cookware chemical PFOA linked to high cholesterol in children

9/7/2010 - Another day, another headline about the dangers of a synthetic chemical in our food... This time it's PFOA, or perfluoroalkyl acid -- the non-stick chemical used on cookware surfaces. According to a study just published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, high levels of PFOA were...

Non-stick chemical in cookware linked to thyroid disease

3/23/2010 - A British study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has found that people with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in their blood also have higher rates of thyroid disease. PFOA is a chemical used in the production of many industrial and consumer products including non-stick...

Your Cookware can Undermine or Support Your Health

11/28/2009 - Nearly every American consumer is acquainted with the advantages of nonstick cookware. However two generations later we're learning that this convenience may carry a heavy price tag in terms of health. Recent findings show that 95% of Americans have detectable levels of a plastic material, polytetrafluoroethylene...

Nonstick Cookware Fluoride Chemicals Linked to Large Infertility Boost

3/6/2009 - High blood levels of common chemicals found in everything from cookware to clothing can significantly increase women's risk of infertility, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California and published in the journal Human Reproduction. "This is an important finding...

Chemical Used in Non-Stick Cookware Continues to Prove Its Toxicity

2/14/2008 - There seems to be more evidence mounting in the ongoing Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA) debate. PFOA is used in the production of Teflon and other non-stick surfaces and is found in the packaging of candy bars, microwave popcorn, fast food packaging like french fry and pizza boxes, bakery items, drinks,...

Consumer fraud alert: Swiss Diamond non-stick cookware made with same chemical as Teflon

11/13/2006 - In the wake of health warnings about Teflon and non-stick cookware, health-conscious consumers are increasingly seeking safer, alternative cookware products that offer non-stick cooking without the worries of Teflon. As part of an investigative story for NaturalNews, I searched the web for Teflon alternatives...

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