7. Sweet Bell Peppers
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Snap Peas
EWG publishes its annual ratings of conventional foods with the most and least pesticide residues to fill the void left by the U.S. EPA, which has largely failed to tell Americans they have a right to know about the risks of pesticide exposure and ways they can reduce pesticides in their diets. The top 12 of these foods contained many different pesticides residues and showed high concentrations of pesticides relative to other produce.
Every Sample of imported nectarines and 99% of apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other food. A single grape sample contained 15 pesticides. Single samples of celery, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.
"EWG Dirty Dozen" Eco- Living Special Edition 2016: pg 5
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