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Potato Fact Check

Pesticides on Potatoes

Do I need to be concerned about pesticides on U.S. potatoes?

 

No. Even a small child could eat thousands of servings of U.S. potatoes without any adverse health effects resulting from the very small amount of pesticide residue that may be present.1,2

FACTS

 

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REFERENCES

1. Servings determined using Safe Fruits and Veggies Pesticide Residue Calculator using the example of a child eating potatoes and still not have any adverse effects from pesticide residues. https://www.safefruitsandveggies.com/pesticide-residue-calculator/
2. This calculator uses actual residue levels published by USDA’s Pesticide Data Program national pesticide monitoring comprehensive data. https://www.ams.usda.gov/datasets/pdp

Rev. 06/26

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