APRIL 7, 2022
When I was diagnosed with Cancer 18 years ago, the type of cancer I was diagnosed with was from PESTICIDES being sprayed on our lawns - it was coming thru our tap water. I threw away all pesticides cleaning products etc and make my own with NON-harmful chemicals. We have NOT drank any Tap water for 18 years - we filter it all. We sometimes purchase organic but in the event we can't do that I wash and clean ALL produce before we eat it. It does not take alot of effort to do this. EWG is a great site for information on this and so many other things like water quality in every state and it is NOT good. But you can be proactive and clean all produce. Please see the article below for THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE CLEAN FIFTEEN.
NOTE - This is a post I did in 2018 which was based on a STUDY on which ways to clean produce and fruits worked best. CLICK HERE and this one in 2015 CLICK HERE.
WG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
More than 70 percent of non-organic fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful pesticides, EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ finds.
A critical part of a healthy diet includes a combination of fruits and vegetables, regardless of how they are grown. But anyone worried about consuming potentially harmful pesticides should know that many are found on many fruits and vegetables, even after they are washed, peeled or scrubbed, which the USDA does before testing.
The goal of EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, released every year since 2004, is to educate the public about fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide residues so consumers can make the best decisions for their families.
The guide includes EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean Fifteen™, two lists that provide a quick consumer reference about the most and least contaminated produce.
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