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Dirty Dozen

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Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables.


EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce


EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables. The guide is based on results of more than 35,200 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Every day, consumers rely on EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ to help make the best choices for their families and reduce their exposure to toxic pesticides.

2017 Dirty Dozen List

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet bell peppers
  12. Potatoes
For the 2017 list, the "Plus" crops included:
  • Hot peppers

Reference

Environmental Working Group - 2017 Dirty Dozen list.

Further Reading

Healthy Smoothie - How To Make a Healthy Smoothie



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