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F.ood & H.ealth : Agri. & Environ. Last Updated: Nov 12th, 2006 - 20:38:00


EWG: Pesticides in fruits/vegetables
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Editor's note: Here is a list the Environmental Working Group generated to show readers for what produce consumers better go organic. Please note that consumers should never assume pesticides on the market are safe. For more details, readers are encouraged to visit http://www.foodnews.org


RANK (high risk down to low risk/FRUIT OR VEGGIE/SCORE(pesticide risk)


1/Peaches/100
2/Apples/89
3/Sweet Bell Peppers/86
4/Celery/85
5/Nectarines/84
6/Strawberries/82
7/Cherries/75
8/Pears/65
9Grapes - Imported/65
10/Spinach/60
11/Lettuce/59
12/Potatoes/58
13/Carrots/57
14/Green Beans/53
15/Hot Peppers/53
16/Cucumbers/52



17/Raspberries/47
18/Plums/45
19/Grapes - Domestic/43
20/Oranges/42
21/Grapefruit/40
22/Tangerine/38
23/Mushrooms/37
24/Cantaloupe/34
25/Honeydew Melon/31
26/Tomatoes/30
27/Sweet Potatoes/30
28/Watermelon/28
29/Winter Squash/27
30/Cauliflower/27




31/Blueberries/24
32/Papaya/21
33/Broccoli/18
34/Cabbage/17
35/Bananas16
36/Kiwi/14
37/Sweet peas - frozen/11
38/Asparagus/11
39/Mango/9
40/Pineapples/7
41/Sweet Corn - frozen/2
42/Avocado/1
43/Onions/1

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