Strawberries, spinach and leafy greens are again the top offenders on @ewg 2022 Dirty Dozen — a list of the most pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by USDA + FDA.t.co/RHIYiEcIMp
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 8, 2022
Legal does not mean safe
For the more than 70% of non-organic produce with detectable pesticides, nearly all of the levels fall under the legal limits allowed by government regulations.
But legal does not always mean safe.
Pesticides are toxic by design. Although they’re meant to kill pests such as fungi, insects and plants, many pesticides are also linked to serious human health issues, including hormone disruption, brain and nervous system toxicity and cancer.