Whoever told you that is living in the 90s! Made In non-stick surfaces are all made without PFOA and use a high-grade, American, PTFE coating. Interestingly enough, you can technically eat it if you wanted to (although we've done it, we don't recommend it.)
Our nonstick starts to degrade around 500 degrees Fahrenheit, so we don't suggest exposure to temperatures much higher than that. The material itself begins to decompose around 662 degrees.
This coating lasts much longer than coatings like ceramics that degrade every use and has shown to last up to 10x some competitor surfaces.