Teflon in candy wrappers? in Kitchen Consumer Posted June 24, 2012 · Edited June 24, 2012 by Kayakado (log) Now I AM now officially freaked out! I never thought about teflon being in candy wrappers or chip bags????I feel so naieve and clueless, avoiding teflon in cooking isn't enough.I heard an NPR program the other day about a company that tests people's bodies for toxins. They had tested Ted Turner, his daughter and grandchild and were interviewing his daughter.Ted had high levels of mercury and lead (suspected mercury source: fish, suspected lead source: his old house)Daughter had high levels of synthetic musk from cosmetics and healthcare products.Grandchild had high levels of teflon and flame retardant Suspected source for teflon: food wrappers on greasy food, appears the packaging is coated with it. Suspeced source for flamer-retardent-- children's clothing, they are absorbing it through their skin.