Spinach, Strawberries, Kale Top List Of Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

"Annual analysis finds almost 70 percent of U.S. fruits and vegetables have pesticide residues"

"If you're going to buy organic, strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines and apples might be a good place to start.

Those are the top five U.S. fruits and vegetables most tainted with pesticides, according to the annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.

The report, released today, found nearly 70 percent of U.S. produce is contaminated with pesticides, and more than 225 pesticides or pesticide breakdowns compounds are found on our nation's produce.

There are a broad range of pesticides, and it's still not entirely clear how much residue may harm people."

Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News March 20, 2019.

Source: EHN, 03/21/2019