Worst and Best Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce called the Dirty Dozen.

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Pesticides have been associated with developmental problems in kids, and cause cancer or disrupt the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Consider purchasing organic varieties of these fruits and veggies, and be sure to pick plenty of produce from the Clean 15 list .

Dirty Dozen

  1. Apple
  2. Strawberry
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Bell Pepper
  8. Nectarine (imported)
  9. Cucumber
  10. Cherry Tomato
  11. Snap Peas (imported)
  12. Potatoes

Clean 15

  1. Avocado
  2. Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Cabbage
  5. Sweet pea (frozen)
  6. Onion
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mango
  9. Papaya
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Sweet potato

 

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