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EWG's Healthy Living Tips

EWG's Healthy Living Tips: EWG's Tips for Avoiding Pesticides

Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill living organisms that are considered pests, including insects, weeds and mold.

Even after washing fruits and vegetables, pesticide residues remain on produce. Research shows that certain pesticides used on American produce are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and cognitive and behavioral problems.

To find out more about how pesticides affect you and your family, check out EWG’s Tips for Avoiding Pesticides.

For more EWG resources on on avoiding pesticides, check out EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ and our 2012 report on eating healthy on a tight budget.