15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen
9. Cook Smart with Nonstick Pans
Research has suggested that 98 percent of Americans contain trace levels of PFCs (perfluorocarbons), chemicals that are used to repel water, grease and stains. PFCs are found in nonstick cookware, clothing, carpeting, furniture and food containers. Instead of ditching your nonstick pans, save them for cooking over medium or low heat—high heat can cause the release of harmful PFC-containing fumes.
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