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Your Fruit Is Covered With Nasty Pesticides: Scientists Have Discovered the Best Way to Wash Them Off

A common kitchen product could supercharge fruit-washing protocols. A new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on Thursday, found that baking soda could remove far more pesticide from the surface of an apple than just tap water or a bleach rinse. Scientists already knew that pesticides could be absorbed into fruits and that baking soda could remove them. Then, they tried to get the pesticides off using tap water, bleach and a baking soda soak.

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