PTFE fiberglass fabric is made from high intensity fiberglass yarn by plain weaving, satin weaving or cross grain, coated with fine quality PTFE latex and then dried.Features of PTFE fiberglass fabric:
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Nonstick pans are one of America's favorite cooking tools; they are easy to use and clean, and they don't require a lot of oil to grease the surface.
As popular as these convenient pans are, many Americans are unaware about the toxic coating that forms the nonstick surface.
P, also known as PTFE, is a brand name for the special coating on nonstick pans. When these pans are overheated or left on the stove too long, the PTFE sometimes releases toxic fumes, which studies have shown can cause flu-like symptoms in humans and can be fatal to birds.
Nonstick cookware can also leach another toxic element directly into your food. The chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the making of PTFE, has been denounced by many experts for its carcinogenic properties. Additionally, some research has shown that the chemical can increase the risk of high cholesterol levels, thyroid disease and infertility.
Some experts argue that the amount of harmful chemicals and fumes from nonstick pans are not enough to make you seriously ill. According to their regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states PTFE as a coating is safe when used properly. But scientists are still indefinite on just how dangerous PFOA is to our health and more conclusive research is needed.
Instead of rolling the dice and waiting for more concrete evidence, Glassman suggests users should err on the side of caution.