Non-stick utensils can release millions of tiny plastic particles when you're cooking or washing

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In a new study, Australian researchers say just one surface crack on a Teflon-coated pan can release about 9,100 plastic particles

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As many as 2.3 million microplastics and nanoplastics could be released from the broken coating

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These Teflon Microparticles in Our Food May Be a Health Concern, Needs Investigation

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Because we don't know much about these emerging contaminants

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Teflon lasts longer in the environment and can persist in the human body

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Teflon is also a member of PFAS. PFAS are found in thousands of everyday products and in soil, air, and water

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Researchers from Flinders University said the study warns people to be careful about the selection and use of utensils to avoid food contamination

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Teflon is a synthetic plastic chemically composed of carbon and fluorine atoms

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Microplastics measure  less than 5 mm and nanoplastics less than 1 micrometre

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