>> Non stick products do not have to be overheated to be lethal.
> First, I dont' have birds in my salon. I do friends hair at home
> Second, some people will say they didn't overheat their pans, but
> I've seen the way some people who have said that cook, and their
> pans look like do do, discolored with grease burned all over them.
> Third, I buy nice things, and dont' buy cheap pans from dollar
> general or wal-mart. I buy pans that cook with minimal heating.
> Fourth, I have gotten birds from people dirt cheap because they
> were plucking, or biting, or whatever, and rehabilitated birds to
> find them new homes. Let me tell you, all my birds are in good
> health with no respiratory problems. I've turned pluckers into
> fully feathered friends so dont' tell me I'm endangering my birds
> health. Do you think I'm so stupid as to turn an oven on selfclean
> with all the windows in the house closed? With or without teflon,
> that is stupid.
> So before you start blaming ALL nonstick products on these deaths,
> look at the individuals using them because usually they are not
> telling you the entire story. Or their just using cheap crap.
I forgot to add that Dupont is not the only company with non-stick
coating. Maybe it is just theirs that is the problem. There are
several differant manufacturers for pots and pans, and they get their
supplies from differant companies.
I also forgot to add that I am truly sorry for your loss of
your "friend's" birds. I really do wish they hadn't died. It just
seems odd though that with over 100 birds that I have rehomed, that
none of the ones in my environment were affected.
And how many of you guys out there smoke?