The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on public health, has released its "Dirty Dozen" list, ranking the most chemically contaminated produce.
This year, apples topped the list as the most chemically contaminated produce, according to the new report .
"The report suggests buying organic apples instead of conventional, and names other fruits and vegetables that rank highest in pesticides. Organic produce is grown using materials of plant or animal origin, instead of chemicals."
Other produce on the list includes:
6. Imported nectarines
7. Imported grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
10. Domestic blueberries
12. Kale/collard greens
The group also lists the "Clean 15," or those that rank lowest in pesticide residues. These are:
2. Sweet Corn
6. Sweet peas
9. Domestic cantaloupe
13. Sweet Potatoes
As an Orangeburg personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to practice safe cooking methods to ensure any lingering bacteria is killed. Consumers should also be wary of cross contamination from produce. Bacteria can cause food poisoning that could be fatal.
While we don't handle food recalls we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by tainted food, you might wish to contact an Orangeburg personal injury lawyer who can help.