Monday, June 7, 2010

Dirty Dozen - Part Two

You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, how about peeling that apple before you eat it to avoid the nine potential pesticides that it contains in a single serving. Don’t take it from me - take it from the U.S. government that has conducted over 87,000 tests confirming this residue.

The Environmental Working Group has reviewed this information in detail before contacting ABC News and CNN, who showcased the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and vegetables that contain a super high amount of pesticides. And while 2/3 of our produce has no pesticide residue, the remaining 1/3 is known to cause endocrine-disruption, hormone imbalances, cancer, depression, miscarriages and skin allergies.

What fruits and veges are on the Dirty Dozen? Celery, Peaches, Strawberries, Apples, Blueberries, Nectarines, Bell Peppers, Spinach/Kale/Collard Greens, Cherries, Potatoes, Imported Grapes and Lettuce

Theme: usually those with soft skin that should be peeled, yet most still absorb common pesticides and insecticides which are harmful carcinogens

Source: Environmental Working Group, ABC News and CNN

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