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Pesticides and fruits - vegetables


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Fruits and vegetables - pesticide risks

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Question:
How can you protect your family from pesticides on fruits and vegetables?

Answer:
Remove the outer leaves of leafy vegetables, and then rinse the vegetables. Peel hard-skinned produce, or rinse it with lots of warm water mixed with salt and lemon juice or vinegar. Alternatively, you may want to buy and serve organic produce. Growers do not use pesticides to produce organic fruits and vegetables.

Update Date: 5/31/2002

Sarah Pressman Lovinger, M.D., General Internist who trained at Northwestern University and is currently doing freelance medical editing. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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