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10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break (Page 7)

Using Nonstick Pans on High Heat

6. Using Nonstick Pans on High Heat

Turn down the heat when using nonstick pans. High temperatures can cause the nonstick lining to release PFCs (perfluorocarbons) in the form of fumes. PFCs are linked to liver damage and developmental problems. Check with your pan manufacturer to see what temperatures they recommend.

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