Monday, November 3, 2008

Farewell my friend.....

So I have to say goodbye to my good friend, my George Foreman grill. At the DAN! conference I took the "Protecting your child from a toxic world" talk on Friday night. One of the things that was discussed was Teflon. Teflon is bad, period. George Foreman grill has Teflon so out you go. I knew that you really didn't want to overheat Teflon. Teflon has PFOA a chemical used to keep the food from sticking. The EPA classifies PFOA as a likely carcinogen which affects the liver, thyroid and immune system. And with children on the Autism spectrum less able to detox naturally, that is a very bad thing. Reducing their overall toxic load is imperative. And, it certainly will be better for us all. I am currently looking for a replacement that does not have the Teflon coated plates. If anyone knows of such a product, please pass it on....

5 comments:

craig at balanced immune health said...

Hi M and Ems Mom:

I like your nutrition discussion. Your teflon information has also motivated me to get rid of our pan. I hadn't really paid that much attention to the issue until now.

Keep up your great blogging. And, yes, I voted.

Craig

Shari Goodman said...

OH NO! I love my George and don't know how to live without it! I think we need to stop reading and researching so much. Its all bad out there. I just can't take anymore information! Thanks for sharing. (just kidding, by the way)

Shari Goodman said...

So, what pans do you use. I have some very expensive pans that are steel but almost all pans have aluminum as the core. Also, cookie sheets, etc. I know Mercola advises ceramic coated pans. What have you learned? By the Way, I just tossed my big teflon stock pot. I am still keeping my foreman for special low heat occasions ,not for Tate's use though.

M and Ems Momma said...

Thanks Craig! I am glad you stopped by my blog. I just had a moment to check yours out and quickly realized I will need more time to look around it! I think it will be one I visit frequently!

M and Ems Momma said...

I know Shari, disheartening news....but we are innovative women, we can find other stuff that is just as good or better, at least for our health, lol. We will just look at it as a challenge!