Water, Groundwater

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

Human Health Effects:

4Known or Probable Carcinogens4
15Suspected Hormone Disruptors
4Neurotoxins
9 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

4 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Water, Groundwater:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Bentazon 100.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 20.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Hydroxy atrazine 13.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 11.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor oxanilic acid (OA) 10.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desethyl atrazine 7.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazapyr 6.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bromacil 6.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor oxanilic acid (OA) 5.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metalaxyl 5.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Atrazine 5.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diuron 3.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desethyl-desisopropyl atrazine 3.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fluometuron 3.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetochlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desisopropyl atrazine 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazapic 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuthiuron 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
2,4-D 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethenamid ethanesulfonic acid 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethenamid oxanilic acid 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Siduron 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazaquin 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Malathion 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diazinon 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Clopyralid 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propachlor oxanilic acid 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Flufenacet oxanilic acid 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Sulfometuron methyl 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazethapyr 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetochlor oxanilic acid (OA) 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Prometon 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
MCPB 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Picloram 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
MCPA 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propiconazole 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cyanazine 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Simazine 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Phorate 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Linuron 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbaryl 0.4% 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 Water, Groundwater 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.