'Dirty Dozen' fruits and vegetables

POSTED: 9:47 AM PDT May 1, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT June 9, 2016 

With June marking National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, take a look at the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list, which ranks produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.

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Can't get enough of fresh fruits and veggies? With June marking National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, check out the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list, which ranks produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration for 2014, the last year for which data is available, to come up with the following rankings for these popular fresh produce items.

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