We care about the composition of the dish and the quality of the ingredients, but we often overlook the nuance of what quality of material we are eating from. It's about the dishes.

   Today, the choice of dishes from various materials is simply huge. In the store you can find everything, from glass forms for baking meat in the oven and classical ceramics, to innovative grilling pans with a non-stick coating. But few people think about the fact that some types of dishes are dangerous to health.
Of course, there will be no instant poisoning, because such products undergo rigorous certification, but some damage to the body over time is possible. Let's figure out what utensils should be used in everyday life, and from which it is better to refuse altogether.

   The danger of non-stick coating

   And it's worth starting with a dish that has a non-stick coating. These pans are made of cast iron or aluminum, and the bottom is covered with a layer of special material - Teflon. Disputes about its harm have lasted for more than a dozen years. It has been scientifically proven that when Teflon is heated, harmful particles of this substance start to be released into the air, which, if inhaled, can cause mutations at the gene level and the development of tumors. But for this, the pan must be heated to a minimum of 350 degrees, which in the kitchen can not be achieved. But the biggest danger to health is the worn out layer of Teflon. This coating is very sensitive to mechanical damage, which is why the instruction manual says it is forbidden to scratch. If the non-stick layer is damaged with a knife or fork, use of such utensils is prohibited, because benzene or perfluorooctanoic acid, carcinogenic substances that cause cancer, can be released from scratches during heating. If you care about your health, it is better to buy a new frying pan.

   Inexpensive Chinese dishes, porcelain and crystal

   In pursuit of cheapness, people often choose inexpensive Chinese dishes. And many are not even embarrassed by the fact that during the checks, formaldehydes were detected in it, the level of which exceeded the permissible norm tens of times. It would seem that the most safe is porcelain dishes. It's not for nothing that it is used on a par with glass used in medicine. But the fact is that such cups and plates are safe only until their integrity is broken. If there are cracks or chips on the glossy surface, heavy metal salts, which are often present in clayey rocks, can enter food or drinks from them. A couple of decades ago, very popular were products from crystal - glasses, decanters. But such material is safe for a person only with strict observance of the requirements for its production. Low-quality crystal can contain lead, whose vapors are released when they interact with alcohol or acids.

   Safe glass But is not there any safe alternative?

   One of the most environmentally friendly materials for making glassware is heat-resistant glass. Forms from it are suitable for cooking on a gas stove, in an oven and microwave. But before using the dishes it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the rules of its use. For example, you can not put heated glassware on cold surfaces, it can simply crack.

   Cast-iron dishes

   Choosing a frying pan, kazanok or utyatnitsu, you can stay on products made of cast iron. It is a very resistant to temperature and oxidation alloy, which can not be scratched. The only thing that "products" of cast iron are afraid of are strong blows. A fall from the table can split a cast-iron bowler. In dishes made of cast iron, food does not burn, has excellent taste qualities and does not receive extraneous smells or taste. This indicates the safety of such material for health. The bonus is also that by eating food cooked in cast-iron dishes, you enrich your diet with iron, as cast iron actively secrete it when heated. The only drawback of cast-iron frying pans is their high weight.

   Ecological clay products can also be an excellent option, and baked in pots the food is very tasty and retains its nutritional properties. It is better that such dishes were certified and domestic manufacturer.

   What conclusion should be drawn from the above? Try to buy quality dishes, which the seller has a certificate of conformity. This will guarantee its environmental friendliness and safety. And from Chinese cheap pans and pans it is better to refuse, no matter how pleasant the discount seemed!