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Cast iron skillets have been around since you were a child. You may remember them from your grandmother’s house or seen it passed down from generation to generation. Well, as it turns out, this old-school skillet is actually a great tool for health.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a study on non-stick cookware (Teflon). Results showed that the cookware reached temperatures that produced toxic particles and fumes potentially dangerous to human health long before manufacturer DuPont had previously admitted.

According to the study results, in two to five minutes on a conventional stovetop, Teflon cookware was found to exceed temperatures at which coating breaks apart and emits toxic particles and gases linked to pet bird deaths and potential human illnesses.

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