Pesticides on fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables - pesticide risks
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.
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Review Date: 1/13/2018
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