According to the U.S. Department of agriculture, food and Drug Administration in 2000~2009 years up to 5100 times of cleaning, peeling test, get some specific data. For example, after washing an apple, the pesticide residue ratio was 97.8%.
The United States Department of agriculture (USDA) a pesticide data program is a year of vegetables and fruits of pesticide residues, from 1991 began. The project, the annual inspection of the sample volume from the original more than 7000, to more than 1 million in 2000 and increased year by year.
PDP detection of pesticide residues is to assess the amount of the American diet intake of pesticide, rather than to determine whether qualified food. Can detect pesticide residues are closely related with the detection technology. Detect residual doesn’t mean the food is harmful to our health. Rumors are listed in the “pesticide hazards” does exist, but left the dose about harm completely pointless. We need to pay attention to is: Pesticide Residues in fruits and vegetables, bring much risk?
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to a variety of pesticides in food residues established limits. According to the definition of limit, no more than this standard of pesticide residues, the health risks can be ignored. If the PDP detection value exceeds the standard limit, or to detect the EPA has not yet of standard of pesticide, the PDP will be informed to the food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As mentioned before, detected pesticide residues is not the same as the ranking of health risk.Ewg completely ignore this factor, with a “you” and “no” or “more” and “little” such a simple classification, and can not objectively reflect real situation of pesticide residues in these fruits and vegetables and health.
So it is highly suggested that you should clean your fruits before eating, if possible, use Greentest nitrate tester to test whether is unsafe substance level is under the healthy control.