WASHINGTON —At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.
'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital.
“No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set. "Will never release any toxic fumes,” another label promised.