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THE MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Part 2

30/08/2013

Hi, dears, here I am with the promised second part on what foods should be avoided at any cost – and the cost is not as high as you might think, actually. As discussed in last week`s article, the good fellas at the Environmental Working Group compile a list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. They do it every year and usually tree fruits, berries, leafy greens dominate the list. Last week we published the 12 worst choices you could go for when shopping conventional produce, now let`s see which fruits and vegetables follow the dirty dozen in terms of contamination.

Blueberries 52 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

8 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
24 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
14 Neurotoxins
7 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins
     

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Lettuce 51 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

8 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
24 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
14 Neurotoxins
7 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

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Collard Greens 46 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

9—Known or Probable Carcinogens

25—Suspected Hormone Disruptors 10—Neurotoxins 8— Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

cherries-farmhopping-blog

Cherries 42 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows

7 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
22 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
7 Neurotoxins
8 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

tomato-farmhopping-blog

Tomatoes 35 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

5 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
14 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
6 Neurotoxins
3 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

broccoli-farmhopping-blog 

Broccoli 33 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

5 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
19 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
6 Neurotoxins
6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

pear-farmhopping-blog

Pears 28 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

6 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
13 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
8 Neurotoxins
4 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

cantaloupe-farmhopping-blog

Cantaloupe 27 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

6 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
15 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
11 Neurotoxins
5 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

raisins-farmhopping-blog

Raisins 26 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

8 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
11 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
5 Neurotoxins
5 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

carrots-farmhopping-blog

Carrots 26 pesticide residues are found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program and they might affect human health as follows:

8 Known or Probable Carcinogens4
16 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
3 Neurotoxins
7 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

And if we go back to the cost mentioned in the beginning, yes, it is not at all as expensive as you might think to go organic when buying those fruits and vegetables. Look around for farmers markets, research what are the options for deliveries from small farms nearby… not necessarily the pricey organic shelves at your local supermarket are the only option. But, at the end, no price is too high when it comes to protecting your health, is it?