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Replace nonstick pans with cast-iron.

2016-03-17 07:29:55

To create the slick surface of nonstick cookware, manufacturers apply chemicals called fluoropolymers, which are released into the air when you cook at high temperatures, according to the Environmental Working Group. Worse, the chemicals break down into compounds such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely human carcinogen that’s also been linked to heart disease, and can get into your food. Pre-seasoned cast-iron skillets are naturally nonstick.