Instead of just using plain water to wash your fruits and vegetables, which does not have the ability to remove all of the chemicals on its own, add baking soda. Take a bowl and add a small amount of baking soda and fill with water. Stir the mixture to dissolve the baking soda. Add your fruits or vegetables. Gently rub and rinse with cold water. Not recommended for items that actually retain water, (i.e. mushrooms).