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PFAS-free is the future.
All the facts, lined up.

PFAS is all over the news these days. There’s even a film about the issue, Dark Waters. And there’s a reason for that. Some PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been shown to be toxic for human health and the environment. PFAS have been dubbed ‘forever chemicals’ because of their sheer longevity when released into nature. The good news? There are other options. So it’s high time to choose a PFAS-free future. Here’s why.
1. What are PFAS?

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are man-made chemical compounds. They’re not a natural part of our ecosystem: scientists developed them to make products water-, grease- and dirt-repellent. Today, they’re a common component of everyday items like certain kinds of rain coats, food packaging, some cosmetics, textiles and various types of non-stick pans.

It takes an incredibly long time for PFAS to be broken down, with some probably only disappearing after a thousand years. Almost all PFAS that were ever produced still linger on our planet to this day.

2. So how do PFAS enter our bodies?

During the production process, PFAS can end up in the air, the water and the earth, eventually making their way onto our plates. Just think of the fish, meat, fruit and vegetables we consume every day, or the water that comes from our kitchen taps. That’s how these PFAS, which we can’t get rid of, accumulate in our bodies.

3. And the consequences?

Because of the way we’ve been producing PFAS for years, these days almost everyone’s blood contains PFAS. And that’s not the end of it: research has revealed pregnant women pass on these chemicals to their unborn children, so PFAS are even found in the blood of new-born babies. Studies also show that some PFAS damage our immune system and can be linked to obesity, cardiovascular diseases, fertility problems and cancer.

4. The good news?

There is a solution, because alternatives exist. It’s simply a matter of making smart choices. As long as we keep buying products that contain PFAS, their production will continue – with all the risks that entails for our health and the planet. Below, we offer some tips on how to make smart choices in the kitchen and cook using healthier pans.

Choose PFAS-free

Do you want to cook healthily without giving up the comfort of non-stick? Then you need to look for pots and pans with a PFAS-free label. Or make life easy for yourself and opt for GreenPan. That way, you can rest assured you’re getting a healthy pan.

GreenPan, the healthy alternative

When you buy pans from GreenPan, you're guaranteed good quality with the Thermolon non-stick coating. We developed GreenPan, a healthy alternative to non-stick pans containing PFAS, in 2007, because even back then we believed that a healthier lifestyle should be possible. And we still do!

Thermolon as a pioneer

Did you know that Thermolon was the very first ceramic non-stick PFAS-free coating on the market? This is something we are very proud of! Our Thermolon non-stick coating is made from natural materials such as diamond and a derivative of sand. It has been perfected even further over the years. As a result, our pots and pans are not only healthy, but also a pleasure to cook with!

Manufactured by us

At GreenPan, we want to be able to guarantee top quality products that are 100% PFAS-free. That's why we manufacture the Thermolon non-stick coating ourselves. We welcome the fact that the harmful effects of PFAS are receiving more and more attention. Because PFAS-free is the future and it starts today!

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