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is it bad to eat organic vegetables with mud on? scrubbed off carrot with hand as no brush got most of mud off. will i be exposed to more pesticides?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Organic means: no pesticides used. A brush is a much better choice when cleaning vegetables. Toxins can get in the skin/surface of the fruit or vegetable. Use reasonable caution and don't obsess. Peace and good health.
Answered on May 31, 2016
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