The 2012 Dirty Dozen — the Environmental Working Group's annual list of the produce that contain the highest levels of pesticides — is out, and the results will have you running for the nearest organic market.
Once again apples top the list of produce with the most pesticides; the group says of all the apples it tested, 98 percent had detectable levels of pesticides. Celery was the second-most contaminated, followed by sweet bell peppers, peaches, and strawberries.
The group also added a new warning about kale, collard greens, and green beans; while it said that these didn't make the Dirty Dozen cut, many tested were contaminated with "highly toxic" insecticides called organophosphates.
Read on to see the full Dirty Dozen list and learn how to make your own produce wash!