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EWG’s Dirty Dozen: Do You Know What Produce Is Most Important to Eat Organic?

Every year, the Environmental Working Group tests dozens of different fruits and veggies to see which contain the most and the most hazardous pesticides; most test positive for more than one pesticide, a term that encompasses insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides…you get the idea.

You may not feel you can find or afford all organic: this list allows you to strategize which ones are most important, at least for your children if you have them.

Here are the twelve worst culprits among conventional produce, with the worst first:

EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#1 Worst: Strawberries

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#2 Worst: Apples

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#3 Worst: Nectarines

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#4 Worst: Peaches

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#5 Worst: Celery

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#6 Worst: Grapes

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#7 Worst: Cherries

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#8 Worst: Spinach

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#9 Worst: Tomatoes

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#10 Worst: Sweet bell peppers

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#11 Worst: Cherry tomatoes

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

#12 Worst: Cucumbers

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Bonus: Hot Peppers

 

EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists

Bonus: Kale / Collard greens +

Read the full list for yourself at https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php

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  1. […] exposure to pesticides by choosing organic foods or washing thoroughly. Choose free-range meat raised without medications and avoid eating process, […]

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