Years ago I swapped over to stainless steel cookware and tossed my non-stick cookware.
One of the chemicals in non-stick cookware is PFOA (perflourooctanoic acid), which is a known carcinogen (cancer causing chemical) and dangerous toxin. Exposure to this chemical has caused kidney failure, liver and pancreatic cancers, thyroid disfunction and hormonal disorders. When babies are exposed to this (through pregnancy or a breastfeeding mom) it can cause developmental delays and even SIDS.
Many people turn to cast iron to avoid non-stick cookware,however, this may not be the best choice. Cast iron cookware leaches iron into the food. If this cookware is used frequently, this can cause dangerous levels of iron in men and post-menopausal women.
The best choice for cookware that I found in my research to be is stainless steel. Amazon has an amazing deal today only on a high quality Cuisinart 18/10 (the good stuff) stainless steel 8 pc. set. You get a 2.5-Quart Saucepan with Cover, a 4-Quart Sauce Pan with Helper and Cover, a 6-Quart Stock Pot with Cover, a 8″ Skillet and a 10″ Skillet for $99.99.
Getting a high quality set like this for under $100 is rare, so if you’re in need of new cookware, this is a really good deal. Just go here to check it out.
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