Although the organization acknowledges that most pesticides are safe to consume, it also warns that others have been linked to various health issues like cancer, developmental damage, and neurological problems. With that said, EWG is calling on government officials to ramp up regulations on what chemicals companies are able to use on their crops. However, the EPA argues the levels of pesticides found in fresh produce are safe to eat, saying, "We perform dietary risk assessments to ensure that all tolerances established for each pesticide are safe," according to the CBS News report. Well, that's comforting...
Here's the full "Dirty Dozen" list:
11. Cherry tomatoes
10. Sweet bell peppers