The 2017 Dirty Dozen List & Clean 15 List
More than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide.
Washing removes some residents. Systematic pesticides are inside the product and cannot be washed away.
Always eat lots of veggies, but choose organic when possible, especially when it comes to the Dirty Dozen items.
Each of these foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce. Pears and potatoes were new additions to the Dirty Dozen, displacing cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from last year’s list.
EWG’s Dirty Dozen
Environmental Working Group’s (EGW) “Dirty Dozen” found 20 different pesticides on a single strawberry sample, and DDT in spinach samples.
Learn how toxic each of these are and how it effects your health and environment…Continue Reading.
A single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides.
45 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program1,2,3
Human Health Effects:
6 — Known or Probable Carcinogens4
16 — Suspected Hormone Disruptors
7 — Neurotoxins
6 — Developmental or Reproductive Toxins
12 — Honeybee Toxins5