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The dirty dozen

These fruit and veggies contain the most pesticides. 

The Dirty Dozen: These are the fruit and vegetables with the most pesticide

Most people are aware that the fruits and vegetables we consume have undergone chemical treatment during the process of cultivation. But what people less often realize, is that pesticides commonly used by farmers remain as residues on the produce.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently completed their 2017 analysis of pesticide residue on popular fresh produce. The results were gathered by testing data supplied by U.S. Government’s agricultural department to come up with pesticide rankings for the following fruit and veg.

Click through the gallery to view the top 12 foods containing the insect killer — items are listed from the lowest to highest trace of pesticide.

Click here for full list of EWG tested fruit and veg and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!

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