Best Ways to Wash Veggies and Fruit

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Pesticides applied to fruits and vegetables in the U.S., as well as in other countries, pose a serious health hazard for people buying such plant-based foods
  • Studies show pesticides can cause brain damage, impair your nervous system, disrupt your hormones and even cause cancer — and it’s worse for children
  • Washing fruits and veggies by rubbing them while holding them under running water helps rid them of contaminants from the soil, handling and pesticides, but a vinegar solution is also helpful
  • Phenoxy herbicides, as well as several insecticides, have been linked to three types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and developmental and reproductive problems, and glyphosates can damage multiple areas of your body

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