Do you know what PFOA is? And that it may trigger your children’s asthma? Today we’ll tell you all you need to know about it.
Some studies suggests that exposure to PFOA may increase the risk of children developing asthma symptoms by providing some clear evidence for this association. Click here and here to read two of them.
However, other studies have not found the same effect. Although the results aren’t consistent, prevention is better than cure! 🙂 So, let’s go!
What is PFOA?
PFOA is an acronym for perfluorooctanoic acid, a toxic chemical which is used to make fluoropolymers, chemical substances with a lot of manufacturing and industrial applications
Where are they found?
This kind of substances are used in surface treatment products to impart grease, soil, stain and water resistance in non stick cookware.
What measures can you take to protect yourself?
There are certain measures you can take:
- Try to opt for nonstick cookware brands made without PFOA like Bialetti, GreePan, Cuisinart GreenGourmet and others;
- Don’t overheat the cookware and don’t preheat an empty pan;
- Try to use low or medium heat for cooking;
- To avoid scratching the finish, use plastic, wooden and silicone utensils.
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