Nanotechnology In Your Kitchen Life

On the potential dangers of Teflon and other similar PTFE-coatings in Russia began to write at the beginning of two thousandth. Most were translated articles from foreign press. However, no serious scientific organization Russia did not inform the public about how things are really as this threat is high, and there is an alternative. In one article is difficult to understand this complex issue, but it gives information for reflection. So, according to scientists of the University of Toronto, the risk of potential at any moment can become very real.

Under normal conditions, these coatings are inert, but if you heat the pan With more than 260, as PTFE-coating will allocate chemical compounds, among which are carcinogens, neurotoxins and the gases that cause greenhouse effect. The lowest temperature at which ascertained hit PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) in the air – 230S. At the same time the lowest temperature at which the discharge from the PTFE-coating proved fatal to parrots, – 202 degrees C. The independent experts Environmental Working Group showed that for 2-3 minutes griddle heats up much more strongly than previously thought and thus stand out microscopic particles that enter the lungs and cause death to birds. In humans, they can cause symptoms of the so-called "Polymer hot smoke." These symptoms were first discovered more than 50 years ago in one of the manufactures PTFE, no wonder now working on such productions wear special protective masks. An important component of production of Teflon and its analogs – perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) have been linked to cancer, birth defects. Previously it was thought that the substance and connection, allocated PTFE, can not get into nature, and if they fall, then remain biologically inert.

However, this proved to be a dangerous delusion. Shown that these chemicals are contained in the blood of 95% of Americans, including pregnant women. From the human body, they do not appear years, and nature just do not know what to do with these substances. Therefore, legitimate interest in the issue of the influential American federal agency for environmental protection, which not so long ago reached the last agreement on termination of PFOA by 2015. Does this mean that Teflon and other PTFE-coating will no longer be made, or at least cease to be used in containers and other household items? If not will be found safe new technology – by far. Alternative materials are already there. This is a nanoceramic and nanocomposites, in particular, ceramic nanocomposite – Termolon (Thermolon). Termolon has unique properties and performance characteristics. Performed on a fundamentally different technology than traditional non-stick coating. In the production of not using PFOA, the composite does not contain PTFE. It has high strength, heat-, wear-, corrosion resistance, chemically inert. When heated to high temperatures (450 C) temperatures do not emit harmful for human connections. In fact, we are talking about replacing the old technology, the market for a new – safe. Scope of Termolona large enough. Exclusive right to use Termolona as non-stick coatings dish belongs to the Belgian company GreenPan. Dishes of the same mark is appreciated in Europe. In Switzerland, for example, three months sales of products GreenPan won 20% of nonstick cookware. In America last year it sold 1.5 million pans with termolonovym coating. In October this year Non-stick cookware coated with termolonovym began selling in Russia.