Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen from EWG


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About the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen: EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, updated every year since 2004, ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables. The guide, called the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, is based on results of more than 35,200 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Every day, consumers rely on EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ to help make the best choices for their families and reduce their exposure to toxic pesticides. Since EWG first launched the Shopper’s Guide, it has received tens of millions of website visits, been covered in top publications and touted by healthy living experts.

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Download the 2023 Pesticides In Produce Guide to keep with you when you shop and you’ll never need to wonder which foods to buy organic and which to buy conventional. You can also see the list of the Dirty Dozen and the list of the Clean Fifteen on EWG’s website.

Not sure how to use the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen guide when shopping? Check out my blog post for tips on when to buy organic and when you can buy conventional.

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