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To help protect yourself and your family from pesticides on fruits and vegetables:

To remove harmful bacteria, you must wash both organic and nonorganic fruits and vegetables.

References

Landrigan PJ, Forman JA. Chemical pollutants. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 737.

US Food and Drug Administration. Food facts: raw produce. www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/UCM174142.pdf. Updated March 2021. Accessed May 27, 2022.

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