Reduce Your Pesticide Exposure By 90%

From the July 2004 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Powerful steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones!

If you avoid the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables or only eat them when purchased organic, you can reduce your pesticide exposure by almost 90 percent. The four worst fruits are: peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and apples. The four worst vegetables are: peppers, spinach, celery and potatoes.



The pesticide contamination tests were performed on washed produce. If eating any foods from the 12 most-contaminated list, always peel them; washing is not sufficient to remove the residue. Wash all inorganic produce with soap.

We cannot rely on authorities or the U.S. government for protection. The EPA is mired in complex legal issues (delaying tactics) with chemical companies and is not an effective watchdog for our safety. Rather than preventing exposures and putting the burden of proving safety where it belongs (on pesticide and toxic chemical producers), most dangerous pesticides remain on the market with no threat of regulatory action. People are exposed to hundreds of chemical compounds in their diet every day. We will never have 100 percent accurate data on the potential risks from such consumption, so the consumer is wise to minimize exposure to pesticides whenever possible.
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AJ - January 1, 2011 4:51 PM

What about other green leaves, like collard, kale, mustard and turnip?

AJ - January 1, 2011 4:54 PM

And what about cauliflower and broccoli?

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