Plums

44 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program1,2,3

Human Health Effects:

8Known or Probable Carcinogens4
12Suspected Hormone Disruptors
6Neurotoxins
6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

10 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Plums:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Fludioxonil 54.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Iprodione 38.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methoxyfenozide 17.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spirodiclofen 8.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 7.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Fenhexamid 7.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Propiconazole 6.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pyrimethanil 5.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Phosmet 5.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Chlorantraniliprole 5.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Thiabendazole 4.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Fenpropathrin 3.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spirotetramat 3.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Myclobutanil 3.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cyprodinil 2.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Boscalid 2.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Buprofezin 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Chlorpyrifos 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pyraclostrobin 1.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Imazalil 1.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Chlorpropham 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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o-Phenylphenol 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Acetamiprid 0.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Indoxacarb 0.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Spinosad A 0.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Bifenazate 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Flubendiamide 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Azinphos methyl 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Thiamethoxam 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Carbendazim (MBC) 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Propargite 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Tetraconazole 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Imidacloprid 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pirimicarb 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Azoxystrobin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Clothianidin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer) 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Spinosad D 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Endosulfan sulfate 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI) 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pendimethalin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Acephate 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Omethoate 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods


Footnotes

1. Tests for any given food are often conducted in multiple years. In all cases WhatsOnMyFood shows only the most recent test year. The test results for Plums come from test year 2012.

2. All pesticide residue results on this page and elsewhere on the WhatsOnMyFood website were obtained by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pesticide Data Program (PDP)

3. Punzi, JS, Lamont, M, Haynes, D, Epstein, RL, USDA Pesticide Data Program: Pesticide Residues on Fresh and Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Grains, Meats, Milk, and Drinking Water, Outlooks on Pesticide Management, June, 2005. Available online

4. All toxicological data was either compiled for this site — typically from U.S. EPA reregistration eligibility decisions — or obtained from data compiled for the PesticideInfo website

5. Includes pesticides that are moderately acutely toxic, highly acutely toxic or chronically toxic to honeybees.

6. The percentage found is for all four of the following combinations combined: domestic or imported, and conventional or organic. To see data broken down into each of these combinations separately, click on "Conventional vs. Organic."

7. A pesticide residue may not be listed as carcinogenic, neurotoxic, hormone-disrupting or as a reproductive or developmental toxicant for either of two reasons: (1) it may have been studied for toxicity in one or more of these categories and the weight of the evidence did not support designating it as toxic, or (2) it may not have been studied.

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