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The Teflon chemical PTFE is often touted as a safe cousin of toxic PFAS. But is it really?

As regulators and growing public awareness have put the screws on some of the more well-known PFAS chemicals, other variants are marketed as safe and are rarely scrutinised. One such chemical is PTFE – an unregulated chemical in the PFAS family – which is used in a plethora of consumer products, giving materials that desired non-stick function. The question is – is PTFE really as safe as manufacturers claim?