Bell and hot peppers made their debut on this year’s dirty dozen list, after not being tested for the last 10 years. Some of the chemicals detected have been found to harm children’s developing brains. And again, the EU has banned these chemicals while the US has banned them on some crops, but not all. Go figure.
Ladies, there’s a fungicide and probable carcinogen found on 90% of the citrus tested in 2020 and 95% of tangerines in 2019 that can alter hormone levels. As is we don’t have enough issues with our hormones, we also need to worry about the toxins in citrus.