The 2019 "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists

The EWG's 2019 Dirty Dozen list

The 2019 "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists

The Environment Working Group released its annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists, with minimal changes from last year's rankings. One significant addition to this year's Dirty Dozen list, however, is kale, which earned the No. 3 slot. 

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Dirty Dozen 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Dirty Dozen"

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Kale
4. Nectarines
5. Apples
6. Grapes
7. Peaches
8. Cherries
9. Pears
10. Tomatoes
11. Celery
12. Potatoes

Clean 15 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Clean 15"

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Sweet peas (frozen)
5. Onions
6. Papayas
7. Eggplants
8. Asparagus
9. Kiwifruit
10. Cabbage
11. Cauliflower
12. Cantaloupes
13. Broccoli
14. Mushrooms
15. Honeydew

Find last year's lists and additional analysis here.