by Krystal Paco
Guam - The Department of Public Health, Guam EPA, and the Department of Agriculture are teaming up to investigate local produce that's tested positive for residual pesticides. Specifically, locally grown long beans and cucumbers, Korean imported spinach, and locally grown kang kong.
The contaminated vegetables are no longer for sale at retail facilities, but residents are reminded to regularly wash hands after handling raw produce as well as wash produce in cold or warm tap water, throw away outer leaves of leafy vegetables, peel and discard outer skin or rinds, and to cook produce thoroughly.
For more information, contact the DPHSS Division of Environmental Health.