The dirty dozen - the top tweleve foods most contaminated with pesticides - and the cleanest 15.
EWG | We always recommend eating more fruits and veggies and buying them organic if you can, but we know that sometimes they're too expensive or flat-out unavailable.
That's why we are publishing Shopper's Guide to Pesticides from the Environmental Working Group -- so you know which fruits and vegetables have the lowest pesticide residues and which you should try to always buy organic.
Why Should You Care About Pesticides?
The growing consensus among scientists is that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can cause lasting damage to human health, especially during fetal development and early childhood. Scientists now know enough about the long-term consequences of ingesting these powerful chemicals to advise that we minimize our consumption of pesticides.
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