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Published January 18, 2010, 12:00 AM


A vendor hands out apple samples at the Pike Place Market in Seattle in November. Two decades after some parents dumped apples out of their kids' lunch boxes over health concerns about a chemical applied to the crop, most researchers agree apples today are safer even though pesticide residue still can be found on most of the fruit.
Read the article: Chemicals coat apples decades after Alar scare