15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen (Page 2)

1. Go (Strategically) Organic

From potions that keep bugs from destroying crops to sprays that keep lawns lush, “pesticides” include hundreds of chemicals, many of which have links to health problems, including cancer, so it’s smart to know where they might be found and how to limit your contact with them. Buying organic fruits and vegetables can help reduce your exposure to these chemicals. Yes, that can get pricy, so prioritize your purchases by choosing organic for fruits and vegetables that tend to have the highest pesticide residues, such as apples, celery and strawberries. (See the Environmental Working Group’s full list at

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