Produce and Pesticides: What You Should Know

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What Are Pesticides and Who Monitors Their Use?

The Environmental Protection Agency registers or licenses pesticides for use in the United States and puts limits on how much of a pesticide residue can remain on food products or commodities. These chemicals are used to kill rodents and other potentially harmful organisms on commercially grown fruits and vegetables. (Photo: Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)