When a Teflon coated pan reaches 554-degrees, ultra-fine particles start coming off the pan. The particles can imbed in the lungs and lead to "Teflon Flu."ABC News is on the story.
The illness causes flu-like symptoms, including headache, backache, and a temperature between 100 and 104 degrees.
The hotter a Teflon pan gets, the more chemicals are released and at 680 degrees, six toxic gases can begin to come off of heated Teflon.
For the love of everything that is good and pure, please cook on MEDIUM! Or MEDIUM/HIGH, if you must.
You could also try using the microwave.