You should take a closer look at your pots and pans!
By cooking at very high temperatures, the coating on many nonstick cookware can degrade, exposing you and the environment to harmful chemicals. Also, while these nonstick coated pans (such as Teflon) are being manufactured, dangerous chemicals are released into the environment.
Avoid using nonstick cookware at prolonged high temperatures! Be aware not to use any type of mental spatula or knife because that could expsose the chemicals from the surface. You should also contact your local waste management division about recycling pans with obvious chips or peeling surfaces.
Some alternatives would be iron, stainless steel, glass or ceramics and look for earth-friendly nonstick cookware that's safe for you and the environment.