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Are non-stick frying pans safe? Are there any studies that explored the subject? Tiny particles of that non-stick coating flake off and are consumed with food, inevitably. I guess it may not be very safe (although you don't have any other frying options if you can't heat oil for health reasons)

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    The safety of Teflon is already answered in several questions, including cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/66493/… and cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/2287/is-teflon-dangerous . In short, Teflon is safe unless you overheat it.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 0:45
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    In a world where pretty much all products are subject to extremely high safety standards in most countries, wouldn't it be absolutely shocking if users here could find convincing evidence that non-stick pans were dangerous, which manufacturers and governments had missed or ignored? They're hardly a rare item.
    – dbmag9
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 6:28
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    They use teflon in surgery. Until some clever bunch of scientists comes up with some solid new research on the topic, you're not going to get better info from cooks.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 13:19
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    Sergey: but this isn't a biochemical science SE. It's a cooking SE. If the USFDA or the ESFA say something is safe, you're not going to find a contrary answer here. If you just wanna hash it out, the chat is available.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 18:43

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