In OFF THE BEATEN PATH on November 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

David’s rant:

I read about birds dying from teflon years ago.  Doesn’t matter if they are down the hall from the kitchen, their lungs are so sensitive, they die.  Also, I heard that apparently the workers who stir the teflon stew in the manufacturing plant apparently have 5-10 times the incidence of cancer and miscarriages, etc.

Another thing you probably don’t know is that the plastic wrap around your food has plasticizers in it.  This is a component that adds clinginess to the wrap, is di-(2-ethylhexyl)adipate, or DEHA. The plasticizer is in the plastic film grocery stores use to wrap wedges of cheese and meat and also in at least one brand of household wrap.  Research has shown that plasticizers can leach into food on contact, especially food with a high fat content and the problem with this is that DEHA is an endocrine disrupter and many studies have suggested that disrupters can cause breast cancer, birth defects, low sperm count and mental problems.

I also heard from a reputable source that the ‘stuff’ that keeps saran wrap from sticking to itself is good old mercury, one of the most toxic substances known to man.  So the next time you want to cover your leftovers with saran and put it in the microwave and watch the mercury saturated condensation drip down from the saran onto your food, you may want to rethink your choices.

A final note:
These things are scary and make your stomach turn to think about and you may think that ‘even if it’s true,, it’s probably just a cumulative effect.’  Just remember that you may be old enough that you grew up without a microwave, without teflon and without saran (mom used wax paper).  You may have had a good 15-30 years of development before being subjected daily to these toxic cocktails.  Now recognize that your kids were consuming these toxins and preservatives and chemicals and diet sodas and sugar virtually from day one.  These are their formative years where everything they do, eat, learn and experience will have ramifications for the rest of their lives.

Think about it.  Every parent wants the best for their child.  Our greatest gifts to them are the genetics we shared with them and the love we nurture them with.  But your job was not finished when you donated your genetics (with all of it’s flaws), hug them and kissed them good night. You have another important job.  Teach them well. Feed them well. Influence them by your example.

So to quote CSNY:
“Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.”


TEFLON AND MICROWAVES – Two kitchen killers – by Magnus Mulliner

This is a commentary on the video here : Teflon

This is another invite to become more mindful as to some of the toxic appliances and utensils in your home.
I have labelled these as two kitchen killers! Please remember our bodies can take so much ‘stress’, whether it is emotionally, chemically, biologically, etc, however your physical body never lies to you and over time as you continue to add/absorb these chemicals into your body, you’ll create inflammation, signs and symptoms before your Dr then labels you with a dis-ease! TAKE CONTROL!
Teflon pans have been sold in our Westerner society since 1961. Chemically Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), whose trade name is Teflon can cause all sorts of health problems from child birth defects right through to various forms or cancer.
By removing your TEFLON and ALUMINIUM PANS (don’t even think about using tin foil on your foods either!), you’ll find smarter choices include: caste iron, stainless steal, Pyrex (glass) and stoneware.
Please get rid of your microwave and buy a Crock pot and or a steamer. Ask yourself a Q, what would my grandmother’s mother be using to cook/heat her foods? Start there!
Have fun, sending love
Magnus Mulliner

Video Keywords: Teflon, microwaves, cancer, birth defects, stainless steel, crock pot, steamer, kitchen killers, utensils, toxic, inflammation, disease,

via Teflon.


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