Sunday, January 29, 2006


Green Party demands non-stick inquiry

`A US Environmental Protection Agency has found possible links between non-stick cookware, cancer and birth defects and is now asking manufacturers to start winding down production. [..]

Non-stick pots and pans are supposed to be good for you, as they need less fat to cook with.

But the coating contains a compound that the US environmental protection agency has warned may harm our health. [..]

Vet Naya Brangenberg says vets have long known that the fumes from cooking with non-stick pans can be deadly to household birds.

“They’ll have a sudden accumulation of fluid and blood in their lungs, and this fluid will cause them to have a similar effect to drowning, where they can’t absorb oxygen from the air and they will drown to death.”‘

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