Scientists at the West Virginia University School of Medicine say that non-stick frying pans might raise cholesterol levels in children, the BBC reports. After studying the blood tests of over 12,000 children involved in a lawsuit over a contaminated water supply—which was laced with the same chemicals used to coat these pans—scientists found those children had higher levels of total cholesterol, and LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The water supply was contaminated after an industrial accident, and as a result, children were exposed to much higher levels of the man-made chemical than normal. The researchers say further study is needed to rule out the possibility these pans may be harmful.
Non-stick frying pan coating may raise cholesterol
Scientists find a link between pans, children’s levels