I recently ran across the mention of a Teflon “bird mishap” where 21 birds were lost at the San Antonio zoo – a zoo that installed heat lamp bulbs coated with Teflon. When the birds gathered around the Teflon coated heat lamp bulbs to stay warm, they died.
Oven drip pans
Hot air popcorn popper’s
Ironing board covers
Many cooking utensils
Never stick stainless steel
Nonstick gingerbread molds
|Nonstick rolling pins
Sole plates on irons
Hi, love your weekly posts very much – excellent!
Just wanted to pass on the information that I bought a Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier (Model 845 series, sold in Walmart, Target & Rite Aid for about $25 – $30) and called the Vicks Customer Service phone to check about the possibility of Teflon or PTFE in the unit.
The answer was YES, THERE IS TEFLON IN THIS UNIT, so, just wanted bird keepers everywhere to know NOT TO USE THIS IN A BIRD ROOM.
The warm mist kills most bacteria, but, perhaps a cool mist one disinfected weekly or more often, would be as good but with no danger to our feathered charges.
All the best for 2019,