Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The best known brand name of PTFE-based formulas is Teflon by Chemours . Although consumers know the Teflon.

Teflon itself is not suspected of causing cancer. The possible effects of PFOA on cancer risk are not completely understood. Today I found out Teflon was invented by accident.

The man who accidentally invented it was Dr. This is the brand name for a number of fluorinated polymers. Teflon is polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE). This is a polymer with repeating chains of –(CF2-CF2)- in it. A few years ago teflon pans were a big deal and people were getting rid of them.

Teflon is solid with an extremely low coefficient of friction. It is commonly used as a nonstick coating for pans.


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