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Is non-stick toxic?

PFOA Free

Circulon is dedicated to helping consumers lead a healthier lifestyle through fat-free healthy cooking.  The Circulon total non-stick system is completely safe and non- toxic.

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

All Circulon TOTAL™ non-stick is completely PFOA free. The manufacturer of the non-stick coating on Circulon only use non-stick technologies to make PTFE non-stick without PFOA. 

PTFE is short for polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a slippery, tough and non-flammable synthetic material known as the non-stick 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 TOTAL™ non-stick coatings are formulated to resist peeling or chipping with normal use.  However, in the event that particles of  the non-stick are accidently eaten, there is no cause for concern. Circulon TOTAL™ non-stick system is non-toxic and inert. If accidently eaten, the non-stick particles will pass directly through the body and will not be absorbed.

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