I am not sure if I am posting this in the right room, hopefully I am.
I have been using for a long time this industrial kind of a stainless steel scouring pad that does a fantastic job of cleaning my pots and pans. I am not concerned about scratching the pots or pans. I am more concerned about using healthy products to clean my pans and I believed that this was a healthier way vs using all sorts of harsh chemicals to get the gunk out. Now I am thinking that it might have been a bad idea because the stainless or (whatever kind of metal alloys it is made out of) releases metals into the pot. I am concerned about it releasing heavy metals into my food. My teakettle recently broke, so I needed to boil some water in the pot and I noticed some weird stuff floating in the water .
Does anyone have some better alternatives that are non-toxic to clean the pots and pans and if anyone knows about the safety in terms of heavy metals of those scouring pads.?
How about brillo pads, do anyone know if they have heavy metals?