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Urgent Accidentally used nonstick cookware

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by KiwiandLemony, 8/9/19.

  1. KiwiandLemony

    KiwiandLemony Meeting neighbors

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    Hi, I’m in kind of an urgent situation. Before we got birds (two teils) we made sure we threw out all of our nonstick cookware, but we have a pancake grill that is nonstick coated and I didn’t realize until after I used it. I used it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and Teflon is an issue at 446 degrees Fahrenheit, it could have easily gotten that hot, using it for over 10 minutes. Right now we’ve put their cage outside, put on 2 air purifiers, 2 fans and an exhaust, we aren’t sure what else we can do, does anybody have any suggestions, I’m sorry to bother you but this can get seriously serious fast, their lungs could fill with fluid and cause them to suffocate, any bit helps. Thank you
     
  2. enigma731

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    If nobody is symptomatic, it's probably fine. Air the house well for an hour or two and that should be that. Not advocating for the use of teflon at all but my parents did it many times around my childhood tiel before we knew better and he's still here at 25. My understanding is it's either fine or the birds pretty much drop dead. So if it's been a few minutes and they're still okay, they probably will be okay.
     
  3. KiwiandLemony

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    Thank you so much, this is really reassuring.
     
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    If i'm not mistaken, it's when you overheat the pan/burn things that the toxins are released.
     
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    Best to get rid of all non stick cookware.
     
  6. ncGreyBirdLady

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    If the pan did not overheat they should be Ok! Welcome to the Avenue and please let us know later that they are ok!:hug8:
     
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  7. KiwiandLemony

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    @ lady Jane we totally agree, better to be safe that sorry. We threw them away all at once and just missed that one. Based on that I assumed it was safe until I looked closer at the box.
     
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    @ncgreybirdlady it’s an issue at 446 degrees Fahrenheit and it could have easily gotten to, either way the birds are doing great, I’ll just be thankful that we acted fast enough.
     
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    @finchly toxins are released at or above 446 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
  10. KiwiandLemony

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    Thank you to everyone who helped out, it was all reassuring and helped us react properly, and it turn saved the birds. Their doing great, thanks for the concern.
     
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    So good to hear your birds are ok. You did great putting them outside and airing the house.

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