Kitchen Safety

Use these tips to make the heart of your home a healthy haven.

By Leah Zerbe


Consider your pots and pansConsider your pots and pans

Teflon and other nonstick pots and pans contain PFOA, perfluorinated chemicals that some studies have linked to fertility problems and thyroid disease. If you already have this type of cookware, cook things on low heat, avoid scratching it, and when it’s time to buy replacements, look for unseasoned cast iron, stainless steel, or glass products.