The 10 Fruits and Vegetables Most Contaminated By Pesticides
Which fruits and vegetables are the most contaminated by pesticides?
The Ministry of Health urges us to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day . The concern is that if we want to do well, we also eat products loaded with pesticides . According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food accounts for 80% of daily exposure to pesticides . Evaluating the content of pesticide residues in food and having reliable indicators are two key elements for consumer safety .
If for the European Food Safety Authority, nearly 97.5% of foods tested comply with the maximum authorized limits for pesticide residues, which seems rather reassuring, Generations Futures is not of this opinion. According to the latest report drawn up by this NGO, 3/4 of fruits and almost half of vegetables contain too many pesticides.
These products used to be able to sell fruits and vegetables with the perfect appearance have harmful effects on our nervous and hormonal system, irritate the lungs and the skin and are carcinogenic. Warning ! We are not saying that we should not eat these fruits and vegetables, we should be careful where they come from and buy as much as possible from small, trusted producers.
Here is the list of 10 fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticides. They are classified from least contaminated to most contaminated.