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New study shows amount of pesticides in your produce

Fruits and Vegetable
Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 11:48:05-04

Do you know how dirty fruits and veggies can be?

The Environmental Working Group just released this year's findings of the "Dirty Dozen," showing the most pesticide-contaminated produce.

For the fourth year in a row, apples topped that list. Also included are strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, potatoes and imported snap peas.

On the other end of the spectrum, avocados took the top spot on the "Clean Fifteen," with only one percent of samples testing positives for any pesticides. The rest of that list are corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwi, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.

The group tested 32,000 samples for this year's study.

You can check out the entire 2014 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce by clicking here.