Find a Better Way to Wash Pesticides Off Apples?

Jun 05, 2019 01:58 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter

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Find a better way to wash pesticides off apples?

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Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product -- baking soda -- could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit.

The use of pesticides can help increase crop yield, but concerns over their potential effects on human health have been raised over the years.

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