Teflon is a material discovered in the early 1930s by Roy J. Plunkett. Its non-commercial name is polytetrafluoroethylene. At PCRM you will find additional information. The only company that sells this material is DuPont, the company where he worked his entire life Roy J. Plunkett since he finished his PhD in chemistry the 1936 in United States. Since its discovery, the teflon has been applied in many aspects of daily life for its special properties, and is that teflon is inert, non-toxic, waterproof, flexible, electric insulation, is not altered by the action of light, non-stick and supports high and low temperatures (does – 270?C 300?(C).
its areas of application are very disparate: aviation, spacecraft, medicine, electronics, etc. However are there any scientific studies that say that the properties of teflon that is inert and is not toxic are lost when the temperature of the material reaches about 260?C, and which follows about 15 toxic gases. This degradation can be lethal for birds and can cause some symptoms in human. In early 2005 the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) said that according to various scientific studies a component of teflon (the perflourooctano acid – PFOA-, insulating and resistant material to heat used e.g. in cookware) is highly toxic and hazardous to health. We must clarify that the studies have been conducted on animals and not humans, but that they conclude that this substance has caused cancer in laboratory rats, has boosted the elevation of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood causes damage to the liver and is also present in the breast milk of rats.
Although on the other hand the EPA also clarified that these experiments are inconclusive and that the acid perflourooctano is not present in teflon products such as clothes, or kitchen utensils, but that is an element that is used in its manufacturing process. However, the final product is a remnant of this product. In January 2006 the DuPont company committed to Remove PFOA residues remaining in the material and try to find a substitute material for the manufacturing process. Dosefes.com. visit our web and you will find the best and most innovative appliances in the world selected for the Spanish consumer.