“I personally do not advocate for throwing away or giving away your non-stick pan,” says Balan. “That doesn't solve the problem: if you throw it away, it will end up in a landfill from where it will leach PFASs into the environment, or even worse, it will get burned, which will release even more toxins. If you already have a non-stick pan, just use it carefully. Don't overheat it (make sure the temperature stays well below 500F/260C), and be careful not to scratch it (same goes for rice cookers, or any other non-stick kitchen items).”
Overall, fluorinated gas emissions in the United States have increased by about 85 percent between 1990 and 2015. This increase has been driven by a 272 percent increase in emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) since 1990, as they have been widely used as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances. Emissions of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 ) have actually declined during this time due to emission reduction efforts in the aluminum production industry (PFCs) and the electricity transmission and distribution industry (SF 6 ).
Also known as Barrier Containers, fluorinated containers resist permeation by solvent-based chemicals up to 500 times better than treated HDPE. Fluorinated containers prevent paneling, which occurs when the sides of a plastic container begin to suck into the middle of the bottle, compromising the plastic walls of the container. These containers are suitable for packaging of janitorial, industrial and consumer based products such as: d-limonene-based cleaning products; industrial chemicals and solvents; lawn and garden chemicals; automotive waxes, polishes, oils and additives; and agricultural chemicals.