Non-stick coatings contain PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene).
This polymer is currently the substance that provides cooking tools with the best non-stick performance.
PTFE “polytetrafluoroethylene” is a fluoropolymer made up of molecules that contain carbon and fluorine.
The non-stick coating is not attacked by acidic compounds and alkaline bases and is very stable when heated.
Health authorities in the United States, Canada, France, Europe and other countries have approved the use of PTFE non-stick coating for use in utensils intended to come into contact with food. It is an inert substance that does not chemically react with food, water, or cleaning agents.
If ingested, it is totally harmless to the body. It is also widely used in the medical field.
In fact, the polymer that forms the non-stick coating is so safe that is also used in surgery to coat pacemakers and also in thoracic surgery.