Time to toss the old non-stick pans! If you don’t already know this, Teflon cookware can emit toxic chemicals within just a few minutes of being exposed to heat. Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA), is used in the production of non-stick cookware and has been implicated in increased instances of cancer in the pancreas, liver, testicles, and mammary glands, as well as miscarriages, thyroid problems, weakened immune systems, and low organ weights. Check out these alternatives posted by Blythe Copeland (@blythecopeland) Living / Green Home, April 23rd, 2012. Below are links to some of the products that we recommend as well.