February 29, 2016

Deborah Gilboa, MD Feedback from TappMD Expert
Deborah Gilboa, MD
Do you wonder about organic foods?
Life-saving? Rip off? Both? I don't buy all organic, but this list tells you which foods are safest for your kids if you can get them organic.

It’s one of the questions we hear most often: Which produce is most contaminated by pesticide residues? Which foods, fruits and veggies should we make sure to buy organic?

Research conducted by Consumers Union (CU) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) supplies an answer. These organizations analyze the pesticide residues found in conventionally grown foods. While most don’t exceed safety tolerances for individual pesticides, many samples contain residues from multiple pesticides, which create a combined exposure risk.

Results from these tests offer up the following list of the top 10 “dirtiest” fruits and vegetables. However, choosing organic food options for these 10 items will drastically reduce…

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Deborah Gilboa, MD

Doctor G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) of AskDoctorG.com empowers parents to raise respectful, responsible and resilient kids. Around the country and around the world, she works with parents to increase their knowledge and to use the parenting instincts they already have. Doctor G focuses on practical tools and teaching skills, not just dishing out advice.