Whoever told you that is living in the 90s! Made In non-stick surfaces are all made PFOA-free 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. It is also dishwasher safe (though we do recommend hand washing-and honestly it's SO easy to cleanup)!
This coating lasts much longer than coatings like ceramics that degrade every use and has shown to last up to 10x some competitor surfaces.
In regards to scratching, our coating is one of the most scratch resistant coatings on the market.