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2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
About this time every year the Environmental Working Group releases their latest list of foods highest and lowest in pesticide residue. This week I want to share with you their updated lists for 2013. They have again expanded the Dirty Dozen with a Plus category to highlight two crops — kale and collard greens. 
According to the EWG, these vegetables “did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops.”
Here are EWG’s updated lists for 2013:
Dirty Dozen:
  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Cherry Tomatoes
  4. Cucmbers
  5. Hot Peppers
  6. Nectarines
  7. Peaches
  8. Potatoes
  9. Spinach
  10. Strawberries
  11. Bell Peppers
    Plus:
  12. Kale/Collard Green
  13. Summer Squash

Clean 15:

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Corn
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangoes
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet Peas – frozen
  15. Sweet Potatoes

Related articles from Natural Health News

Jun 19, 2012
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released the 2012 Dirty Dozen list. This year there’s a + because a couple of items have been added because of pesticide concerns. EWG’s new Shopper’s Guide to the Dirty
Jun 13, 2011
EWG research has found that people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the Dirty Dozen list consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat from the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits .
Apr 28, 2010
EWG research has found that people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the Dirty Dozen list consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat from the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits
Aug 03, 2010
From my perspective, what’s most newsworthy about the news from CR is the immateriality of the supplements in question, a so-called “dirty dozen.” Colloidal silver? Kava? Coltsfoot? These are not mainstream supplement
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