The real reason you shouldn’t rinse your produce in bleach

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Mashed: Generally, Colorado State University notes that water alone safely washes produce — simply “rub fruits and vegetables briskly” under a running faucet to shed any dirt or microorganisms, or scrub hard-skinned types (like potatoes) with a clean brush. These recommendations also warn that detergent or bleach solutions can be harmful, because the porous nature of many fruits and veggies will lead to the absorption of chemicals which can change their safety as well as taste.