Top 12 'dirty' fruits and vegetables

Published On: May 01 2014 11:47:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 14 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Can't get enough of fresh fruits and veggies? Before you take your next bite, be sure to check out the Environmental Working Group's annual "Dirty Dozen" list, which ranks produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.

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Can't get enough of fresh fruits and veggies? Before you take your next bite, be sure to check out the Environmental Working Group's annual "Dirty Dozen" list, which ranks produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration for 2014, the last year for which data is available, to come up with the following rankings for these popular fresh produce items.

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