EWG (Environmental Working Group) presents every year
the top 12 produces that are loaded with pesticides.
Here are the snippets…
Strawberries remained at the top of this year’s Dirty Dozen™ list, taking first place for produce with the highest levels of pesticide residues. 99 percent of strawberries have pesticide residues and up to 22 different pesticides were found on a single strawberry!
on EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ list, spinach has the most pesticide residues by weight. Spinach also consistently tests positive for some particularly nasty pesticides – like permethrin, a neurotoxic bug killer banned in Europe, and DDT, a toxic pesticide banned in the U.S.
Apples ranked fourth on this year’s Dirty Dozen™ list with more than 80 percent of samples testing positive for diphenylamine, a chemical banned in Europe. Apples contain an average of 4.4 pesticide residues and since Americans eat an average of 10 pounds of apples each year, even pesticides found at low levels could pose a health risk.
For now, unless you grow them by yourselves,
please purchase organic strawberries, spinach, and apples.