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EWG's 2021 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
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Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors

There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Here

Apples Top EWG's Dirty Dozen

Apples top the Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen™ list of most pesticide-contaminated produce, followed by strawberries, grapes and celery. Other fresh fruits and vegetables on the new...

A “Dirty Dozen” Chemical To Avoid

The “Dirty Dozen” label doesn't apply only to produce.

EWG's “Dirty Dozen” list of hormone-disrupting chemicals

EWG and the Keep A Breast Foundation today released a guide to educate consumers about some of the most problematic hormone-altering chemicals that people are routinely exposed to. EWG parntered with...

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

Food should be good for you. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn't. When we think of unhealthy food, what usually come to mind are fat, salt and sugar. But there are other things to be wary of. High on that list are food additives, which are found in almost all packaged and processed foods but are poorly regulated.
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EWG's Dirty Dozen: Cancer Prevention Edition

Scientists are only beginning to investigate how certain chemicals may interact to contribute to cancer development. But given that we live in a sea of chemicals, it makes sense to begin reducing exposures to ones we know are bad actors.
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EWG's Dirty Dozen: Cancer Prevention Edition

Scientists are beginning to investigate how certain chemicals may interact to contribute to cancer development.

New Guide Warns of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Food Additives

Environmental Working Group today published a new Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives designed to help people figure out which additives to avoid and why.

A Produce Industry Hater of EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ Asked Consumers If They Trust Us: ‘Absolutely!’

The Packer, a leading trade publication for the conventional produce industry, loves to attack EWG's annual Dirty Dozen™ list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.

Apples Top Dirty Dozen List for Fifth Year in a Row

Apples, peaches, and nectarines topped EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in ProduceTM list of the dirtiest, or most pesticide-contaminated, fruits and vegetables, a new analysis of U.S. government...

The 2017 Dirty Dozen: Strawberries, Spinach Top EWG's List of Pesticides in Produce

Strawberries remain at the top of the Dirty Dozen™ list of the EWG Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, with spinach jumping to second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown produce...

EWG News Roundup (3/27): 2020 Dirty Dozen™, Keeping a Healthy Home During Coronavirus and More

EWG News Roundup (3/27): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen™ List of Pesticides on Produce: Strawberries Most Contaminated, Apples Drop to Second

Conventional strawberries top the Dirty Dozen™ list of EWG's 2016 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, displacing apples, which headed the list the last five years running.

Ryan Gosling and Dirty Cleaners

The "Hall of Shame" of the dirtiest cleaners from our upcoming EWG Cleaners Database was released Monday evening to our email list and selective media outlets. EWG supporter feedback was impressive -...

Strawberries Top the List of Worst Fruits and Veggies for Pesticide Residues

One of your kid's favorite fruits is hiding a dirty secret. Of all the fresh fruits and vegetables available for sale in the United States, sweet, sun-kissed strawberries are the most likely to be...

The Pesticide Lobby's ‘Alternative Facts’ About EWG’s Shopper’s Guide

Does hearing about pesticides on produce make people less likely to eat fruits and vegetables? No – just the opposite. But that's what the pesticide lobby would like to have you believe.

Five Essential Facts About Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables

A healthy diet begins with lots of fruits and vegetables, but some of your family's favorites may contain startling amounts of harmful pesticides.