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is fruit n vegetables wash really necessary? my wife says there is poisonous wax on apples but why is the govt allowing this on apples?

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Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
I would wash: First of all lots of people touch these things with there dirty hands. Secondly there is still pesticide on the fruits when they harvest and the do spray a wax on it to preserve it a little longer. The wax itself is not harmful it is food grade however it does trap some of the pesticide under it which is harmful.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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