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Scientists warn that strawberries are the most toxic fruit

Scientists warn that strawberries are the most toxic fruit

One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained almost twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. With EWG's 2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides. The "Clean Fifteen" list includes - in order - avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbages, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplants, honeydew melons, kiwis, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli.

The findings from the studies raise important questions about the safety of pesticide mixtures found on produce, and suggest that people should focus on eating the fruits and vegetables with the fewest pesticide residues.

EWG also has a companion list, the "Clean Fifteen", a list of the "cleanest" produce. Further, a study in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology found that if half of Americans increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables by a single serving each day, 20,000 cancer cases could be prevented annually. Researchers found 230 different species of pesticides and their residue on the produce sampled.

Other members of the so-called "dirty dozen" include nectarines, apples, and grapes.

On average, spinach samples contained nearly twice as much pesticide residue by weight compared to any other produce item tested. And more than 80% of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbages tested negative for pesticide residues.

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Less than 1% of samples of avocados and sweet corn showed any detectable pesticides.

On the plus side, however, EWG also released its "Clean Fifteen" shopper's guide, showcasing the least contaminated produce on the market.

According to USA Today, the group argued that the EWG's Dirty Dozen list is "unsupportable", and cited federal government data indicating that the residues were "well below safety levels" set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst at EWG, said the point of the annual guide is to equip consumers with the knowledge and information they need to make the best purchases for their families - especially if they are trying to avoid pesticide residues in their foods.

Landrigan, dean of global health and director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai, was the principal author of the National Academy of Sciences study, Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children. However, a recent study from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, suggests that soaking produce in a solution of baking soda and water is a more effective way to rid fruits and veggies of pesticides.


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