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December 1997 Issue

Pesticides In Produce Pose Minimal Risk

The benefits of eating lots of fruits and vegetables far outweigh any potential risks from low-level pesticide residues found in produce. So concluded a panel of experts from Canada and the U.S. called upon to review more than 50 studies on the risk of pesticides. The report acknowledged a real risk from large amounts of pesticides (such as the levels to which some farm workers are exposed), but it found the risk to

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