The 2016 Dirty Dozen is here!
Ever hear of “The Dirty Dozen”? We’re talking about foods that the Environmental Working Group want you to stay away from. Why? Some fruits and vegetables contain more pesticides than others. Produce that you can peel, like a grapefruit, is less harmful versus, let’s say, a traditionally grown peach where you eat the skin that is sprayed.
“Parents looking for help in lowering their children’s exposure to pesticides while still eating plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables can turn to the EWG’s guide as an easy-to-use resource when shopping at the store,” said Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean of Global Health and Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
What to do? Buy the organic version of the the produce. We know it’s a little more expensive, but it will give you piece of mind for you and your family.
We’ve also included a list of the “Clean Fifteen,” which are conventionally grown but safe to consume.
What produce is dangerous for your kids?