Living On Oxygen for Life
Not only is it dangerous for the pets (especially birds) in your home while using the self-cleaning function of your oven, it’s a risk for respiratory patients as well. The teflon non-stick coating (made by the company DuPont) when heated to at least 600 degrees, emits a fume that can be harmful for people with Asthma and other respiratory problems.
Breathing these fumes can cause:
- Profuse sweating
- Flu-like symptoms
- Tightness of the chest
If you need to clean your oven, using self-cleaning, be sure to remove your pets (it will kill birds!) and be sure to stay away of the kitchen area. If you can, just leave the house during the process.
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