“By choosing organic, one hopes to shift exposures from a range of uncertain risk to more of a range of negligible risk, but even if all we had to eat were the most pesticide-laden of conventional produce, there is a clear consensus in the scientific community that the health benefits from consuming fruits and vegetables outweigh any potential risks from pesticide residues.”7

Growing your own fruits and vegetables may preempt the necessity of attempting to wash off pesticides if you’re going the organic route, but not everyone is equipped to do that. Supermarkets and farmers markets may offer organic options, but in some areas of the U.S., organic options are few and far between.



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