Dirty Dozen: Fruits and Veggies with Most Pesticides

A display of fruits and vegetables on a wooden table, all visibly rotted with mold, dark spots, and shriveled skin, including strawberries, spinach, kale, collard greens, peaches, pears, nectarines, apples, grapes, bell peppers, hot peppers, cherries, blueberries, and green beans, in a bright kitchen setting.

Buying organic produce can be a bit pricier than non-organic options. However, knowing which fruits and vegetables are most likely to contain pesticides can help you make smarter choices about which organic items to prioritize. This is where the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Dirty Dozen” list comes in handy. Understanding the Dirty Dozen The EWG … Read more

55 PFAS in 1,400 Pesticides According to Maine

Worker spraying pesticides in a lush field, potentially exposing the environment to PFAS.

Maine’s groundbreaking analysis reveals a concerning presence of PFAS chemicals in pesticides. This analysis, conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), shows that over 1,400 pesticides include active ingredients classified as PFAS. These toxic “forever chemicals” are known for their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. Maine stands as the first state to … Read more