You know, I try to avoid getting all worked up about the latest thing "the experts" are telling me are bad for me. Part of the time they take it back in a few years and other time's I just think, "I have so many OTHER things to worry about that I'm just going to do my best to be conscientious but try not to obsess." So when I hear about all the movements (only organic, only bottled water, no meat, cow milk is bad for you, chemicals in our drinking water, pesticides in our food....it could go on and on) I get overwhelmed. If I left it to the "experts" I'd have nothing left to eat, drink or wear and my blood pressure would be through the roof. So I pick my battles and try to do my best with what I have to work with.
And I have no desire to go off-grid and live a self-sustained life in the boonies. Cuz guess what, we've probably tainted the soil and air there too.
So my latest chosen battle is a concern for store bought produce that could possible have pesticides on the skin. I've been eating lots of apples lately and every time I reach for one I think I need to wash it before I sink my teeth into it. But what the heck do I wash it with? Water and a good scrub from a towel just doesn't seem good enough to kill any pesticides that might be on the skin. Hand soap seems to just add to the problem and I'll be danged if I'm going to buy some expensive wash just for my fruit. I don't even buy expensive wash for my own skin.
The answer to my problem? Why, this awesome link of course. A little lemon and vinegar in a spray bottle? Perfect. THAT, I can do.