Vandenberg discusses cookware safety on public radio program Take Care

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg

Laura Vandenberg
Photo by Pablo Robles
Media Compass Photography

December 3, 2016

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is interviewed on the public radio program “Take Care” about which cookware materials are safe. She says many types of non-stick cookware contain a chemical component PFOA, something that can take centuries to break down and can cause cancer. Vandenberg says the best materials to purchase for safe cookware are those that are inert or chemically inactive. These include glass, ceramic, titanium and most high-grade stainless steel, according to Vandenberg.

Listen to the interview here.