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Old 25th May 2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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Teflon may in fact be the worst possible material as dielectric. It's super-tough and non-biodegradable, making it ideal for use in harsh environments. But those things don't necessarily make it suitable for audio. It's also one of the most toxic substances known to man. I guess it's for people who think asbestos isn't harmful enough.
So why do we use it as the non-stick coating on frying pans?
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Old 25th May 2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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Teflon is begin phased out of use in cooking utensils.

Is suppose to give some people flu-like symptoms when they eat food prepared in teflon pans.

Who knows what it's really doing???
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Old 25th May 2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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OK,

Now I'm interested... what's unhealthy about teflon???

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Old 25th May 2006, 11:33 PM   #4
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stuff seeps out of the polymer and in to the food

invented here in kansas city -- yum
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Old 25th May 2006, 11:44 PM   #5
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Wow,

Gives me the creeps now... kills birds fast.

Funny how something SO inert can be troublesome.

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Old 26th May 2006, 12:05 AM   #6
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It's only troublesome if you get it too hot. The gas vapors are what are harmful.

As long as you keep the temperature moderate, everything is indeed safe.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:09 AM   #7
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Hey,

I'm not throwing away my teflon pans... I won't be replacing them though either.

The Teflon wok hit the trash about 5 minutes ago...



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Old 26th May 2006, 12:18 AM   #8
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The Teflon wok hit the trash about 5 minutes ago...



Yea! I would definitely advocate an iron wok . Sauce pans are fine.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:21 AM   #9
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I'm not trying to put the scare into anyone. But something isn't right about Teflon .

And if you google, you get hits like "Teflon linked to birth defects and illness; but is it safe to use in cooking?"

I do not think there's any harm using Teflon-insulation for cables. Should you decide not to use Teflon, it should be because of greater environmental issues, like manufacturing, and, perhaps, that triboelectricity thing.
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I do enough things on a continual basis in an effort to slowly kill myself. I get a little upset when others are helping me without asking.


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