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Teflon,..aint it great?!

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posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 05:52 PM
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Aint it great that every single human has it in their blood?

Aint it great it's chemicals can cause cancer and everyone has it in them now?

Aint it great that it will now be outlawed after all these years until a suitable substitute can be developed?



No need to throw your pans away though,..its too late.



(All this just to keep the eggs from sticking to the pan)




posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 05:56 PM
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Smirkely,

Can you point us to a article or research that supports this?

I for one have made a point of not using the stuff where I can. it also is in places you may not think, like the dies they use to make pasta and the like.



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 06:08 PM
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“They are toxic,” Evers said of the PFOA chemicals. “They get into human blood. And they are also in every one of you. Your loved ones, your fellow citizens.”

DuPont data indicates it hid risks of chemical




Jan. 25, 2006 — The federal government said today the science is still coming in, but that there are enough health concerns already to virtually eliminate continued exposure to the key chemical used to make Teflon.

Scientific studies have found that Teflon's key chemical, linked to cancer and organ damage in laboratory animals, is in the blood of almost all Americans.

"It would be hard to imagine a chemical that is more widespread in our environment," said Kenneth Cook, the president and founder of the watchdog organization Environmental Working Group. "It is found everywhere from babies in the womb to whales in the ocean. And beyond that, it is indestructible in the environment. It lasts forever."


Government Moves to Curb Use of Chemical in Teflon



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 07:27 PM
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Teflon is bad news....

Check this out: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 07:38 PM
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Here is a thread that has some more info in it. I hate the stuff. I recently heard that it is used on/in just about anything that has smooth surfaces. Like the bags your cereal comes in. Yuck! I don't think we can ever completely get away from it. And like Smirkley said it's already in our blood.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:08 PM
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if it's in our blood already, will it go away after time?



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:16 PM
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Brushing with Flouride toothpaste will help.
The Flouride binds with the teflon...
Then is eliminated through the kidneys....




posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Can you point us to a article or research that supports this?

I have a thread on Teflon here, yeah, it's bad stuff, and they knew it before they sold it to cookware companies and the like...
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by vapor
if it's in our blood already, will it go away after time?




Originally posted by smirkley
And beyond that, it is indestructible in the environment. It lasts forever."



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Brushing with Flouride toothpaste will help.
The Flouride binds with the teflon...
Then is eliminated through the kidneys....


Space, will the teflon bind with the flouride when used in such an external manner? Flouride absorbtion would b pretty minimal at best. However, if you live ina community with flourinated water or high natural levels, if it is as you say, you may have some protection.



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:23 PM
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oh, right, I forgot to mention, swallow, don't spit..
Details...



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:32 PM
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Lets keep in mind its bigger than just brushing your teeth and scraping it away.

How on earth can whales be polluted by it if they arent snacking on cereal or eating popcorn from a bag, let alone using utensils coated with Teflon.

Basically,...it's everywhere, indistructable,... and in our bloodstream,..as we speak.



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:40 PM
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All that nonstick pan stuff is very bad as many bird owners can tell you and all bird owners should know. If you left a empty nonstick pan on a hot oven and had a bird in the room the resulting fumes would kill the bird in minutes.

www.ewg.org...

Just think about why miners kept Canaries in mines with them.



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 08:57 PM
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I normally wouldn't reply to a thread about Teflon, but I guess you could say I am a Teflon fan. I don't cook with anything but Teflon coated pans, so I feel an obligation to defend that wonderful Fluorocarbon compound


All kidding aside, how about a look at the "other" side of the argument.

Here are chemical data for Teflon resin

Here's a good one:


THM's Bacon Bits

"These watch dogs of the public's safety claim that the chemical PFOA is the culprit. This material is used in the manufacture of non-stick coatings and other Teflon products, but is not found in finished products. Both Teflon and PFOA have been tested without the results indicating an adverse risk, however, more tests are requested, as is usual, by an EPA advisory panel. This is all that the plaintiffs' lawyers need to try and pressure manufacturer DuPont into settling out of court. The tactic too often works; it is time to expose this class action charade."


Here's a Q&A from the maker's of Teflon

"What's more, the non-stick coatings themselves are non-toxic, so even if a particle were to be accidentally eaten, it would not be harmful."


Remember from above "finished products". At any rate, I've never had a chemistry professor tell me that it's not wise to use Teflon for all my culinary constructs, so don't let the other "non-stick competitors" fool you.

All kidding aside again, I'll research all sides of this and deny the the ingnorance.

I think this thread should be a "sticky".



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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Common sense tells me stay away from this substance.



posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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Oh no! Something else that causes cancer in lab rats. Good thing we aren't lab rats.


I'm still expecting the study to come out in a few years to show that breathing, walking, chewing gum, having sex, driving a car......all cause cancer.



posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 12:47 AM
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I can see where your comming from Zaphod58

It often seems everything can be bad for you now. Seems like scientist cant even make up their minds half the time either. This is good for you (years later) wait no its bad for you (years later) no wait it really was good for you.



posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
Oh no! Something else that causes cancer in lab rats. Good thing we aren't lab rats.


I'm still expecting the study to come out in a few years to show that breathing, walking, chewing gum, having sex, driving a car......all cause cancer.


And eating Lab Rats..Do NOT eat lab rats..



posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 01:56 AM
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Ok, what is the consensus.
Do I say to heck with it and go back to smoking and throw out all the stupid fruit I bought an hour ago and go pick up some more TV dinners, Maker's MArk whiskey and heroin, or is there still hope?




posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 01:59 AM
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Forget it TC. It's hopeless. Smoke em, drink em, and eat em.
As long as there aren't any bits of lab rat in there you should be ok.



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