Is nonstick toxic?


Circulon is dedicated to helping consumers lead a healthier lifestyle through fat-free healthy cooking. The nonstick systems used in our products are completely safe and non-toxic.

Regulatory agencies worldwide have concluded that PTFE nonstick manufactured without the use of the component called PFOA is not a risk to consumers.

All Circulon nonstick is completely PFOA free. The manufacturer of the nonstick coatings on Circulon only use nonstick technologies to make PTFE nonstick without PFOA. 

PTFE is short for polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a slippery, tough and non-flammable synthetic material known as the nonstick coating on a pan. PFOA is short for perfluorooctanoic acid, a synthetic chemical compound that, in the past, was used as a component of PTFE.

Circulon's nonstick coatings are formulated to resist peeling or chipping with normal use.  However, in the event that particles of  the nonstick are accidentally eaten, there is no cause for concern. Circulon nonstick is non-toxic and inert. If accidentally eaten, the nonstick particles will pass directly through the body and will not be absorbed.

PTFE nonstick coatings have been in the market for over 7 decades with a superb record of consumer safety.