- Avoid waxed foods. You can tell if something is waxed by smelling the stem. If it doesn't smell like the food, then it's likely waxed. The problem with wax is that it locks in pesticides that can be found on fruit like apples, pears, and nectarines.
Research Shows Children are Critically Susceptible to Pesticides:
"Particular concern to the researchers were chlorpyrifos and diazinon, pesticide chemicals still used ubiquitously in US agriculture. Pesticides have been cited as a possible cause of developmental difficulties and childhood cancers.
Both the study authors and environmental health campaigners have urged a complete re-examination of the way in which home chemical products are tested for safety and of the consensus on acceptable exposure levels". From: http://www.naturalnews.com/026662_pesticides_health_environmental_health.html
Do you know where your potatoes, oranges and tomatoes have been?
Commercial sprays and washes sold for cleaning vegetables really aren't any better than cleaning thoroughly with plain water, so don't waste your money on them.