Since their discovery, millions of pounds of Teflon™ fluoropolymer coatings have been processed at temperatures in excess of 350°C (662°F), and subsequently placed in end-use applications, many of which have been at or above the rated use temperatures. During this period, spanning more than 50 years, there have been no reported cases of serious injury, prolonged illness, or death resulting from the handling of the resins. This record includes the experience of personnel, hundreds of processors, and thousands of end-users who handle these resins every day.
A handbook entitled "Guide for Safe Handling of Fluoropolymer Resins" is available from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI). DuPont contributed information to the SPI handbook and we recommend its use for safe handling information. Teflon™ coatings are based on Teflon™ fluoropolymer resins.