The 12 Most Contaminated Fruits and Veggies (EWG)

If you like peaches, you may be getting more than you bargained for. According to the Environmental Working Group, peaches are number one on a list of the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. For something healthier, you may want to switch to onions.


  1. David Fasulo says:

    The trouble with the typical contaminated foods report is that it offers little guidance beyond advising consumers to avoid the problem foods and eat organic, neither of which is a realistic option for most folks most of the time. This article does state that the studies from which they drew their data tested produce “after it had been rinsed or peeled.” That’s a bit of a help. But I’m still left wondering which vegetables and fruits absorb pesticides and which have them mainly on the peel? Which leads to a related question, does scrubbing with a cleaning solution (as opposed to “rinsing”) help?

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