[–] haltinganxiety 4 points (+4|-0)

This is only about the Teflon and Teflon-like pans. The kind where the 'non-stick' comes off in patches all over, especially if you use a metal spatula. Among the many sources of plastics to be found in human digestive systems.

If you love non-stick, but fear the plastic, consider the ceramic coated ones. No fluorine in that. The pan just gets coated with a non-toxic ceramic glaze, and baked in a kiln. Same stuff as your ceramic coffee cups, plates, corelle ware etc. are made of. This will wear off, too, but if you use the same non-scratch tools as with cooking on teflon, you won't damage it. Scouring powder is also a no-no, but you shouldn't need it.