Shocking levels of pesticides in US produce

(Last Updated On: March 24, 2019)

The Guardian recently reported that 70% of the fruit and vegetables produced in the US has detectable pesticide residues on it, even after it is washed. The most heavily laced are spinach, kale and strawberries. The most common pesticide found was Dacthal, which is a banned “possible human carcinogen” in Europe. According to the Guardian article, 90% of Americans have “detectable pesticide levels in their urine and blood.”

 

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