Tomatoes

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

Human Health Effects:

3Known or Probable Carcinogens4
12Suspected Hormone Disruptors
6Neurotoxins
3 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

10 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Tomatoes:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Endosulfan II 17.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Azoxystrobin 13.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan sulfate 13.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorothalonil 12.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan I 9.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methamidophos 8.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin trans 7.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin cis 6.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenpropathrin 3.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Trifloxystrobin 3.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
o-Phenylphenol 3.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Piperonyl butoxide 2.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetamiprid 2.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyrimethanil 2.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Boscalid 2.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bifenthrin 1.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicofol p,p' 1.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiamethoxam 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicloran 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Flonicamid 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyriproxyfen 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Omethoate 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyraclostrobin 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Famoxadone 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Clothianidin 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cypermethrin 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenhexamid 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxamyl 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diazinon 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Buprofezin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cyazofamid 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Deltamethrin (includes parent Tralomethrin) 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acephate 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Folpet 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 Tomatoes come from test year 2008.

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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