Cookware and food packaging

PFOS exposure can also occur through releases from cookware and food packaging that are treated with these chemicals

How to prevent Cookware and food packaging

  • Adjust the temperature usage of nonstick pans as the emission of vapours are higher heat levels release chemicals
  • If using non-stick pans, don’t use metal kitchen tools with the pans – that will reduce the risk of the flaking, which may cause uneven heating and increased emissions
  • Dispose of old products that are likely to be contaminated safely. Avoid disposal in general waste.

Cookware and food packaging AUDIENCES

Hospitals

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Children

Young developing children are a product of their environment. And when their surroundings contain dangerous hazards such as Persistent Organic Pollutants, it’s important to educate

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PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

Whether you are on a farm spraying your crops or at the grocery store shopping for produce, you may be in contact with Highly Hazardous

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

There are few contaminants that have been found around the world like Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). Used in many popular consumer goods such as stain-resistant carpets,

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