Those darn chemicals

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BPA

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PFOA

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PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) is used during the process of creating teflon.


Historically there were some trace amounts left in teflon as used in pans, and heating teflon to very high temperatures would relase PFOA.

Not healthy in larger amounts (or smaller amounts if you are a small pet), and once a suspected carcinogen, so regulations meant it was no longer allowed to be present.


So newer pans are generally produced PFOA-free (verify), even before stricter regulations were introduced[1].

You can't always know how old your teflon pans are, but note that having food in a pan will generally limit it to getting no hotter than about 100C, so having food in the pan should make it impossible to reach these temperatures (verify).


That said, if you damage teflon, it's bits that, like anything sharp, can cut your gut a bit.

Once your pan starts to disintegrate due to your own abuse, you probably want to replace it.