What do the experts say?

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson: ".to date EPA is not aware of any studies specifically relating current levels of PFOA exposure to human health effects". Paul Honigfort, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. FDA: "At this time, we have no reason to change our position that the use of perfluorocarbon resin and telomer-based coatings are safe for use in contact with food as described in the applicable regulations or notifications". Dr. Robert Rickard, DuPont director, Health and Environmental Sciences: "Since there is no significant potential for exposure to PFOA from using these products and no known human health effects, there is no risk to consumers". The American Heart Association on the healthful aspects of nonsticks: "A pan made with nonstick metal or coated with a nonstick surface is a terrific investment, because it lets you use little or no oil without having food stick".
 
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PFOA

What do the experts say?

  • EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson: "…to date EPA is not aware of any studies specifically relating current levels of PFOA exposure to human health effects".
  • Paul Honigfort, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. FDA: "At this time, we have no reason to change our position that the use of perfluorocarbon resin and telomer-based coatings are safe for use in contact with food as described in the applicable regulations or notifications".
  • Dr. Robert Rickard, DuPont director, Health and Environmental Sciences: "Since there is no significant potential for exposure to PFOA from using these products and no known human health effects, there is no risk to consumers".
  • The American Heart Association on the healthful aspects of nonsticks: "A pan made with nonstick metal or coated with a nonstick surface is a terrific investment, because it lets you use little or no oil without having food stick".



 
 
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