27 Apr '11, 1pm

Which fruits and vegetables absorb the most pesticides?

Which fruits and vegetables absorb the most pesticides?

Washing produce thoroughly will get rid of dirt and contaminants, but government studies of pesticides used on fruits and vegetables have shown that chemical residue is more than skin deep. Toxic substances can penetrate the rind and seep deep into the flesh itself. To avoid them, you need to do more than wash at the sink -- you need to choose correctly at the market. Here’s some advice for picking healthy, safe produce.

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/avoiding-toxic-produce

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