The Dirty Dozen

THE I DIRTY DOZEN WHY PESTICIDES ARE BAD FOR YOU? "For decades various toxic pesticides are claimed to be safe until they weren't and either banned or phased out because they posed risks to people." -Sonya Lunder, EWG's senior analyst BANNED The landmark Food Quality Protection Act was passed 1996- through congress in 1996, Pesticides have been linked to developemental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency. DIRTY DOZEN Each of these foods contained a number of different pesticide residues and showed high concentrations of pesticides relative to other produce items. 1) (2 3 APPLES STRAWBERRIES GRAPES 5. 6. CELERY PEACHES SPINACH SWEET BELL PEPPERS IMPORTED NECTARINES CUCUMBERS (10 (11 12 CHERRY TOMATOES IMPORTED SNAP PEAS POTATOES 100% 99% and of imported of apples nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other food. 15 13 PESTICIDES PESTICIDES GRAPES CELERY STRAWBERRIES CHERRY TOMATOES IMPORTED SNAP PEAS CLEAN FIFTEEN Relatively few pesticides were detected on these foods, and tests found low total concentrations of pesticides. 3 AVOCADOS SWEET CORN PINEAPPLES CABBAGE FROZEN SWEET PEAS ONIONS ASPARAGUS MANGOES РАРАУАS 10 11 12 KIWI EGGPLANT GRAPEFRUIT 13 14 15 CANTALOUPE CAULIFLOWER SWEET POTATOES AVOCADOS WERE THE CLEANEST 1% of avocados showed any detectable pesticides. 89% 82% 80% of pineapples of kiwl of papayas 88% 61% of mangoes of cantaloupe had no pesticide residue. No single fruit sample from the Clean Fifteen tested positive for more than 4 types of pesticides. ONLY 5.5% of clean fifteen samples had 2 or more pesticides. DIRTY DOZEN PLUS These food items contain trace levels of highly hazardous pesticides that are toxic to the human nervous system. KALE COLLARD GREENS НOT РЕРРER EWG recommends that people who eat a lot of these foods buy organic instead. Cheap WHERE TO BUY ORGANIC PRODUCE CONSUMER wel eat Ou de ORGAN SSOCIATION Organie Kichen Research online where to buy organic produce in your area KALE Buy a share in a Farmer's market Join a co-op Shop online community sponsored agricultural program A Friendly Reminder HOW TO TELL IF PRODUCE IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED, ORGANIC OR CONVENTIONALLY GROWN 4258 95875 82639 Conventionally Organic GMO Grown Conventionally grown produce will have a 4 Genetically modified produce will start with Organic produce will be labeled with 5 digits and will begin with the number 9. digit code starting with the number 8 and often the number 4. assigned with 5 digits. IF PRODUCT IS LABELED AS ORGANIC, IT MAY NOT BE FULL ORGANIC. FDA regulations and rules allow for products that are not 100% organic to be labeled organic. Products labeled 100% organic label is the ideal label when it "Non-GMO" or 100% "GMO-free" are ORGANIC GMO FREE comes to searching statements that for quality organic food products. indicate the absence of genetically modified ingredients. SOURCES BROUGHT TO YOU BY Juicing G with

The Dirty Dozen

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The Dirty Dozen, why pesticides are bad for you? Describing the dangerous of the pesticides


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