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DuPont understands that you may have read something or heard from someone about the safety of Teflon®, especially as a nonstick coating in cookware. We assembled this information to provide answers to possible questions you might now have about the safety of Teflon® nonstick coatings.

As you read this information, please bear in mind the following concerning Teflon® nonstick coatings:

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "does not believe there is any reason for consumers to stop using any consumer or industrial-related products" that are sold under the Teflon® brand.

  • Regulatory agencies such as the European Food Safety Authority, French Food Safety Agency (ANSES), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have affirmed their positions that these nonstick coatings are safe for intended use in cookware.

Facts About Teflon® Nonstick Coatings

Learn basic information about Teflon®, such as what it is, how it's made, and why your pans coated with Teflon® nonstick are safe. You'll also find information on cookware safety that will help you draw your own conclusions about Teflon®.

» What is Teflon®?
Teflon® is a registered trademark and a brand name owned by DuPont. Teflon® is not a specific chemical.

» How are Teflon® Nonstick Coating Systems Made?
A liquid coating is used to manufacture nonstick cookware.

» Safety of Teflon® Nonstick Coatings
Cookware made with DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coating systems is safe for both consumer and commercial use at normal cooking temperatures, as affirmed by fifty years of consumer use along with laboratory
testing and published peer reviewed research.

» Key Safety Questions About Teflon® Nonstick Coatings
Get answers to common questions about issues that have been raised.

 » Myths and Facts about Teflon® Nonstick Coatings
 The fiction -- and the facts -- about today's Teflon® nonstick coatings.

Note: The information on this site about Teflon® nonstick coatings
also applies to DuPont™ Autograph® nonstick coatings
.