Some require more than others. Pesticides and insecticides are linked to cancers and health issues. I try to avoid them as much as I can.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” . . . not so much these days. I was shocked to learn that my old favourite “apple” can contain up to 48 chemicals
Of course, EWG stresses that the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure.
I find the guide below very useful especially when trying to balance the budget of my weekly shopping!
(highest in pesticides)
The Clean 15 (lowest in pesticides)
Worth mentionning are green beans and leafy greens (kale and collard greens) were found to contain highly toxic organophosphate insecticides that are toxic to the nervous system. So here again go organic if you can.