Are PFOA and PTFE the same thing?

No, although some have incorrectly classified PFOA and PTFE as if they were the same. PFOA was used in small concentrations as a surfactant when manufacturing PTFE. This has largely stopped and reputable manufacturers will stop entirely by the end of 2015. Nonstick PTFE coatings continue to enjoy a track record of over seven decades of safe use, and are one of the safest products ever put into commerce.

 
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Are PFOA and PTFE the same thing?

No, although some have incorrectly classified PFOA and PTFE as if they were the same. PFOA was used in small concentrations as a surfactant when manufacturing PTFE. This has largely stopped and reputable manufacturers will stop entirely by the end of 2015. Nonstick PTFE coatings continue to enjoy a track record of over seven decades of safe use, and are one of the safest products ever put into commerce.


 

 
 
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