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April 1, 2019
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit organization that educates people on subjects like agricultural practices, protection of natural resources, and the effect of chemicals on human health. Since 1995, they continue to release the Dirty Dozen — a list of conventional fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues.
In no particular order, these twelve crops have the highest levels of pesticide residues:
There are several conflicting opinions about the safety of pesticides in crops. Although the pesticides used on fruits and vegetables are regulated and maintained below harmful limits, there is a growing concern about how repeated exposure to such substances affects human health.
Several scientific studies found a link between pesticide exposure and adverse health effects, including reproductive issues, respiratory problems, neurological damage, endocrine system disruption, and increased risk of certain cancers.
Children are at greater risk of developing pesticide toxicity than adults because of their smaller size, reduced amounts of detoxifying enzymes, and that their developing brains are more sensitive to neurotoxic pesticides. Therefore, it is quite clear that repeated exposure to high amounts of pesticide can be dangerous.
The health problems associated with pesticide residues are not worth risking, so parents should be cautious when buying conventionally grown produce and feeding it to their children. When in doubt, you can always count on organic fruits and veggies. They may be a tad more expensive than conventional crops, but they do contain more nutrients and have lower levels of pesticides.