Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

What It Is: A component of Teflon nonstick coatings

Found In: Tap water, nonstick pots and pans

Health Hazards: Has been found to cause hormone disruption and reproductive abnormalities in animal and human studies

What You Should Know: The EPA is urging makers to stop using PFOA by 2015. Until then, avoid heating empty Teflon cookware to high temperatures