Teflon® is the trade name of a man-made chemical known as PTFE. This is nearly indestructible and, as such, is used in a range of household items. Most non-stick pans and pots are made or treated with Teflon as it creates an extremely slick surface which food and waste cannot adhere to. Aside from in the kitchen, in the past Teflon has been used in a wide range of products, including:
- Clothing, such as raincoats and school uniforms.
- Cosmetics, including foundations and nail polish.
- Paints and varnishes.
- Cleaning products.
- Stain-resistant carpets and furniture.
- Machine and electrical parts.
Whilst it offers a range of benefits to the user, largely due to its practicality in environments like the kitchen, it is also extremely dangerous. When Teflon® is heated to more than 250O C it will start to decompose. As it decomposes, it will cause fluorocarbon polymers to enter the air. When these polymers are breathed in or ingested, they can quickly cause the development of polymer fume fever.
Ingredients used in Teflon®, and even their replacements, have been proven to cause or contribute to a range of health conditions. Although PFOA, one of the key ingredients in Teflon® production, has been phased out in modern Teflon®, some scientists argue that its replacements are just as dangerous. In the past, Teflon® products have been linked to illnesses such as:
- Kidney & Liver Cancer.
- Testicular Cancer.
- Prostate Cancer.
- Bladder & Ovarian Cancer.
- Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension.
- Ulcerative Colitis.
- Thyroid Disease.
Due to its prevalence in modern society, practically everyone has traces of PFOA in their blood. Whilst this exposure is usually relatively low, and certainly not enough to cause these illnesses to develop in the short-term, there is the concern that PFOA never leaves the body. As such, it can build up over time, resulting in a range of long-lasting health issues later in life.
If you, or someone you love, is unfortunate enough to suffer from any illnesses or health issues relating to Teflon® poisoning, then you need to do everything you can to get exposure to Teflon compensation. You need a professional and experienced team by your side, who understand just how much of an impact the development of these illnesses can have on your life.
As professional personal injury lawyers, based in Manchester, the Tylers Solicitors team can provide a specialised service to help you achieve the exposure to Teflon compensation that you need. We can help you to obtain justice as well as the potential compensation that you deserve. Whether you’ve suffered from Teflon® poisoning as a result of using a particular product, or because you’ve worked in an environment high with PFOA, we are here for you.
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Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional and sympathetic team today! You can reach us directly on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can call us on your mobile phone at 0333 577 0320, and we’ll help you to work out what you are entitled to. What’s more; we’ll help you get it.
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