The Dangers of Teflon
How many of you use products that contain Teflon? Teflon products may seem like an easy-to-use and convenient tool for your home – if you have never done the research on them. I know I used to use them, until I found out that Teflon products leech chemicals into food.
C8 is a manmade toxic chemical that DuPont, a primary producer of Teflon products, uses in their Teflon products. Evidence suggests DuPont has known for decades how toxic this chemical is but continues to use it in their products, even dumping it into waterways. “C8, which is in the bloodstream of 99.7 percent of Americans, remains unregulated at the national level” (The Intercept). There have been multiple lawsuits against companies that use Teflon in their products. An article from Reuters explains how “DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon”. Many people have developed cancer from these toxins and still Teflon products are sold everywhere.
Today, I choose to use stainless steel cooking ware to avoid these toxins.
We live in a society where there are TON of toxic products and food. What do toxins do to your body? They naturally get processed through your liver; however, many of our livers are on overdrive. When our livers have more toxins than they can handle they start to store them in fat cells, and if there are no fat cells, your body will create some to protect you from the toxins. One of the best ways to get rid of disease is to start eliminating toxins one by one.
Toxins in your body create an acidic environment, in which disease and viruses flourish. If you want to have a strong healthy immune system or have more energy, I highly recommend ridding yourself of as many toxic products as possible. You don’t have to do it all right away, its okay to take steps towards a healthier future.
I will be posting more information every day to bring to light other toxic products that may be in your life.
This is a link to a preview of a documentary on the extreme dangers of Teflon, called The Devil We Know.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-du-pont-lawsuit-west-virginia-idUSKBN15S18U - the lawsuit over leak of chemicals
https://theintercept.com/2015/08/20/teflon-toxin-dupont-slipped-past-epa/ - This website has three different articles that explain the dangers of Teflon.