ere is the latest list of the top 20 fruits and vegetables that have the highest levels of pesticides as reviewed in the US.
t is estimated that if you eat just 5 of these, you could be consuming as many as 10 different types of pesticides, possibly more. Try to find organic sources of this produce. Be sure to wash all your produce. Washing reduces but does not eliminate all pesticides.
20 HIGHEST IN PESTICIDE LEVELS, WORST FIRST:
* Celery (Worst)
* Blueberries (Domestic)
* Sweet Bell Peppers
* Collard Greens/Kale
* Grapes (Imported)
* Green Beans
* Summer Squash
* Cucumbers (Imported)
* Green Beans (Imported)
15 LOWEST IN PESTICIDE LEVELS
* Onions (Best)
* Sweet Corn
* Sweet Peas
* Sweet Potato
IMPORTANT: If organics are not available to you, it’s still much healthier to continue eating fresh fruits and vegetables than avoiding them. With careful washing, pesticide levels diminish. Try and find a local, organic source. Ask your grocer to stock organic fruits and vegetables. Encourage your friends and family to eat more organic fruits and vegetables.
It is MUCH better to eat fresh fruits and vegetables than processed foods which can contain a number of chemicals and additives in addition to pesticides and residues.
The lists above were compiled by the Environmental Working Group.
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