Get all your fruits and vegetables -- and avoid risky pesticides -- with the latest Shopper's Guide to Pesticides from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
For the past 15 years, EWG has been producing this valuable guide, which according to EWG president Ken Cook, contains "information that conventional agribusiness doesn't want you to know."
The guide was developed based on data from almost 89,000 pesticide residue tests on produce between 2000 and 2008 collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Cook maintains that many of these chemicals are "designed to kill living things and have been linked to health problems like nervous system toxicity, cancer and effects on our hormone system."
- Download the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides (PDF or iPod version)
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- Find out how to avoid toxic chemicals in beauty products
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- Download a BeyondPesticides.org factsheet listing products containing triclosan to stop buying products that contain this chemical harmful to dolphins
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