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Washing produce

One study found that washing produce with a mix of water and mild dishwashing detergent, peeling the skins, and (for lettuce and cabbage) removing the outer leaves eliminated pesticide residues in 21% of fruits and vegetables. Peeling alone eliminated all of the residues in bananas, carrots, and potatoes. Similarly, corn had no residues after it was shucked.…

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