Water, Untreated

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

Human Health Effects:

7Known or Probable Carcinogens4
19Suspected Hormone Disruptors
4Neurotoxins
12 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

8 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Water, Untreated:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Hydroxy atrazine 90.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 89.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Atrazine 88.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desethyl atrazine 87.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
2,4-D 87.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor oxanilic acid (OA) 82.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Prometon 77.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetochlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 77.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bentazon 75.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) 74.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor 73.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetochlor oxanilic acid (OA) 68.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor oxanilic acid (OA) 60.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Azoxystrobin 57.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Simazine 52.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desisopropyl atrazine 49.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazapyr 48.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam 47.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diuron 46.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propazine 45.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Mecoprop (MCPP) 43.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuthiuron 43.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Triclopyr 37.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Prometryn 35.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethenamid/Dimethenamid P 29.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethenamid oxanilic acid 26.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Sulfometuron methyl 26.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Desethyl-desisopropyl atrazine 19.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorimuron ethyl 17.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metsulfuron methyl 15.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
MCPA 15.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazamethabenz acid 14.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fipronil 14.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazethapyr 13.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 12.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Hexazinone 11.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bromacil 10.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetochlor 9.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazapic 7.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imidacloprid 6.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Clothianidin 6.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thifensulfuron methyl 5.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tetraconazole 5.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dichlorprop 4.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorantraniliprole 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyrasulfotole 4.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propiconazole 4.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dinoseb 3.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fluometuron 3.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiamethoxam 2.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Prosulfuron 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbaryl 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Isoxaflutole degradate 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dinotefuran 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbendazim (MBC) 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metribuzin-DA 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Myclobutanil 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Lindane (BHC gamma) 1.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Siduron 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazamethabenz methyl 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicrotophos 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Terbacil 1.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Clopyralid 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tembotrione 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Triticonazole 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thifensulfuron 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Terbufos sulfone 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Difenoconazole 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazamox 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Ethofumesate 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Norflurazon desmethyl 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Alachlor 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Malaoxon 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Linuron 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, Untreated 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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