Apple ranks first as the most contaminated pesticide products in a report the Environmental Working Group, U.S. defense group of public health.
The report is the seventh analysis of government data on 53 fruits and vegetables to find the highest pesticide crop after being washed. For products that were most contaminated, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommends choosing organic.
Apples to three rows from last year, replacing the previous celery ranks first and is now in the second. Almost 92 percent of the block contains two or more pesticides.
“Maybe Apple are pesticides and pesticides, fungi more for these fruits can be kept much longer,” said EWG analyst Sonya Lunder.”Pesticides can be in small amounts, but do not yet know if long-term effects,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the strawberries in the number 3 and imported wines in the seventh. On the other hand, the onions in the produce of the more “clean” with the minimum amount of pesticides.
Agricultural products are included in the list of the 12 most polluted is the apple, celery, strawberries, peaches (peaches), spinach, nectarines (U.S. local fruit), wine, pepper, potatoes , blueberries, lettuce and kale.
This ranking shows the amount of chemicals in food. Most of the food products studied have been washed and peeled before.Wash fruits and vegetables by washing the product was not powerful enough to eliminate chemical pesticides, since it is absorbed by plants and is under the skin of the fruit.
Eat five fruits and vegetables from contaminated group average exposure to 14 types of pesticides.
For those who can not afford to buy organic, Ken Cook, president of EWG, suggests that the choice of other fruit as an alternative.”You can not buy organic apples, picking pineapples, avocados or mangos. The fruit is the best score of the slightest contamination of the fruit,” he said.
Fruits are classified as clean-containing pesticides is less than 10 percent. Plants belonging to this group include asparagus, corn and onion.
Here is the order of 15 pieces of network groups in the order, ie, onions, corn, pineapple, avocado, asparagus, peas, mango, eggplant, melon, kiwi, cabbage, potatoes, watermelon, sweet grapefruit, and fungi.
Exposure to pesticides in food diasup known to be toxic to the nervous system, cause cancer, disrupt the hormone system and cause brain disorders in children. Pregnant women are advised to avoid foods that are contaminated with pesticides.
The research team from the Harvard School of Public Health show that children exposed to pesticides had an increased risk of hyperactivity (ADHD).