Now we’re cooking with gas.

Poison gas, that is. Which can be created by teflon frying pans.

DuPont studies show that the Teflon offgases toxic particulates at 446 F. At 680 F Teflon pans release at least six toxic gases, including two carcinogens, two global pollutants, and MFA, a chemical lethal to humans at low doses.

It gets worse.

At temperatures that DuPont scientists claim are reached on stovetop drip pans (1000 F), non-stick coatings break down to a chemical warfare agent known as PFIB, and a chemical analog of the WWII nerve gas phosgene.

And don’t use teflon around Tweety, either.

Avian veterinarians have known for decades that Teflon-coated and other non-stick cookware can produce fumes that are highly toxic to birds.

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