How Long Does Non-Stick Stick Around?

Stain-resistant rugs and non-stick frying pans are supposed to make your life easier, but according to the Green Science Policy Institute, they may come at a very steep cost. Many non-stick, waterproof, or grease- and stain-resistant products—including cookware, clothing, and food packaging—are made with highly fluorinated chemicals, which have been linked to health problems like high cholesterol, kidney cancer, and hormonal changes.

Check out this infographic, courtesy of the Green Science Policy Institute, to learn more.