Getting rid of these nasty chemicals isn't as simple as half-assedly washing your fruit under a tap for two seconds, as we've all been doing. Experts recommend soaking fruit in a mixture of water and baking soda. But so what if you swallow a little bit of poison every day? Well, aside from these substances being carcinogenic, they're making you infertile. A new study from Harvard showed that women who ate more pesticide-ridden produce were 26 percent less likely to have a successful pregnancy, while men in the same situation had lower sperm counts and poorer sperm quality. So remember, please wash your cucumbers before you toss a salad.