Non-stick coatings are completely safe. The emotional wave caused by inaccurate news reported by some media almost caused non-stick coatings to be seen in bad light. These reports are not scientifically reliable. For the sake of clarity and in order to protect the quality and safety of products with non-stick coatings, the main Italian manufacturers of cookware containing non-stick coatings gave turned to science for an authoritative and definitive opinion.
Are there safety studies on non-stick coatings?
The experts who evaluated health and environmental safety for cookware with non-stick coatings are:
Prof. FRANCO BATTAGLIA, Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry, University of Modena
Prof. GIANNI FOCHI, Lecturer in Chemistry, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
What happens if you accidentally ingest particles of non-stick coating?
If you accidentally swallow particles of non-stick coatings you are in no danger. These particles are harmless, inert and non-toxic. If ingested, they are directly eliminated by the body without being absorbed. The FDA has stated that the ingestion of non-stick coating particles does not cause any damage to health.