Pesticide Residues that USDA Has Found

Pesticides Residues Not Found or with Insufficient Data are not Listed. When no toxicology data is available for a pesticide, "N/A" is shown instead of a number. When a pesticide is not acutely toxic, "NAT" is shown instead of a number.


EPA Registered Pesticides

See also: Pesticides Not EPA Registered and Pesticide Breakdown Products

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight)1 Acute PAD (μg/kg of body weight)2 Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day)3 Chronic PAD (μg/kg of body weight/day)4
2,4-D Show Foods 67.0 67.0 5.0 5.0
Acephate Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.2 1.2
Acetamiprid Show Foods 100.0 100.0 71.0 71.0
Acetochlor Show Foods 150.0 150.0 20.0 20.0
Alachlor Show Foods N/A N/A 10.0 10.0
Allethrin Show Foods 30.0 30.0 8.0 8.0
Ametryn Show Foods N/A N/A 72.0 72.0
Atrazine Show Foods 100.0 10.0 18.0 1.8
Avermectin Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.2 0.4
Azinphos methyl Show Foods 3.3 3.3 1.5 1.5
Azoxystrobin Show Foods 2000.0 666.7 180.0 180.0
Bensulide Show Foods 150.0 150.0 5.0 5.0
Bifenazate Show Foods N/A N/A 10.0 10.0
Bifenthrin Show Foods 31.0 10.3 13.0 13.0
Boscalid Show Foods N/A N/A 218.0 218.0
Bromacil Show Foods N/A N/A 98.2 98.2
Buprofezin Show Foods 2000.0 2000.0 33.3 3.3
Captan Show Foods 100.0 100.0 125.0 125.0
Carbaryl Show Foods 11.0 11.0 N/A N/A
Carbendazim (MBC) Show Foods 167.0 16.7 25.0 2.5
Carbofuran Show Foods 0.06 0.01 N/A N/A
Carboxin Show Foods N/A N/A 8.0 8.0
Carfentrazone ethyl Show Foods 5000.0 5000.0 30.0 30.0
Chlorantraniliprole Show Foods N/A N/A 1580.0 1580.0
Chlorfenapyr Show Foods 45.0 45.0 2.6 2.6
Chlorimuron ethyl Show Foods N/A N/A 90.0 90.0
Chlorothalonil Show Foods N/A N/A 20.0 20.0
Chlorpropham Show Foods 2500.0 2500.0 50.0 50.0
Chlorpyrifos Show Foods 3.6 3.6 0.3 0.3
Chlorpyrifos methyl Show Foods 10.0 1.0 1.0 0.10
Clodinafop propargyl Show Foods 250.0 250.0 0.3 0.03
Clofentezine Show Foods N/A N/A 12.5 12.5
Clomazone Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 844.0 844.0
Clopyralid Show Foods N/A N/A 150.0 150.0
Clothianidin Show Foods 250.0 250.0 98.0 98.0
Coumaphos Show Foods 2.5 2.5 0.2 0.2
Cyazofamid Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 948.0 948.0
Cycloate Show Foods 666.7 66.7 5.0 5.0
Cyfluthrin Show Foods 20.0 20.0 24.0 24.0
Cyhalothrin, Lambda Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Cymoxanil Show Foods 40.0 13.3 0.8 0.8
Cyphenothrin Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cyprodinil Show Foods 2000.0 2000.0 27.0 27.0
Cyromazine Show Foods N/A N/A 1.5 1.5
DCPA Show Foods N/A N/A 10.0 10.0
Deltamethrin (includes parent Tralomethrin) Show Foods 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
Diazinon Show Foods 2.5 2.5 0.2 0.2
Dichlorvos (DDVP) Show Foods 10.0 10.0 0.5 0.5
Dicloran Show Foods 500.0 50.0 25.0 2.5
Dicofol p,p' Show Foods 150.0 50.0 1.2 0.4
Dicrotophos Show Foods 1.7 1.7 0.07 0.02
Difenoconazole Show Foods 250.0 250.0 9.6 9.6
Diflubenzuron Show Foods N/A N/A 20.0 20.0
Diflufenzopyr Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 260.0 260.0
Dimethenamid Show Foods 750.0 750.0 50.0 50.0
Dimethenamid/Dimethenamid P Show Foods 750.0 750.0 50.0 50.0
Dimethoate Show Foods 15.0 15.0 2.2 2.2
Dimethomorph Show Foods N/A N/A 110.0 110.0
Dinotefuran Show Foods 1250.0 1250.0 997.0 997.0
Diphenylamine (DPA) Show Foods N/A N/A 100.0 100.0
Diuron Show Foods N/A N/A 1.0 1.0
Emamectin benzoate Show Foods 0.2 0.2 0.08 0.08
Esfenvalerate Show Foods 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
Ethofumesate Show Foods 300.0 300.0 1270.0 1270.0
Ethoprop Show Foods 0.2 0.2 0.10 0.10
Etoxazole Show Foods N/A N/A 46.2 46.2
Etridiazole Show Foods 150.0 150.0 48.0 16.0
Famoxadone Show Foods N/A N/A 14.0 1.4
Fenamidone Show Foods 1250.0 1250.0 28.3 28.3
Fenarimol Show Foods N/A N/A 6.0 2.0
Fenbuconazole Show Foods 300.0 300.0 30.0 30.0
Fenhexamid Show Foods N/A N/A 170.0 170.0
Fenpropathrin Show Foods 50.0 16.7 25.0 25.0
Fenpyroximate Show Foods 375.0 375.0 50.0 50.0
Fipronil Show Foods 25.0 25.0 0.2 0.2
Flonicamid Show Foods N/A N/A 37.0 37.0
Fluazinam Show Foods 500.0 500.0 11.0 11.0
Flubendiamide Show Foods 995.0 995.0 24.0 24.0
Fludioxonil Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 33.0 33.0
Fluometuron Show Foods 100.0 100.0 5.5 5.5
Fluopicolide Show Foods N/A N/A 200.0 200.0
Fluoxastrobin Show Foods N/A N/A 15.0 15.0
Fluridone Show Foods 1250.0 1250.0 150.0 150.0
Flutolanil Show Foods NAT NAT 500.0 500.0
Fluvalinate Show Foods 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Folpet Show Foods 100.0 100.0 90.0 90.0
Formetanate hydrochloride Show Foods 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6
Glyphosate Show Foods N/A N/A 1750.0 1750.0
Hexazinone Show Foods 4000.0 4000.0 50.0 50.0
Hexythiazox Show Foods 2400.0 2400.0 25.0 25.0
Imazalil Show Foods 50.0 16.7 25.0 2.5
Imazamethabenz methyl Show Foods 5000.0 5000.0 250.0 250.0
Imazamox Show Foods NAT NAT N/A N/A
Imazapic Show Foods 1750.0 1750.0 1370.0 137.0
Imazapyr Show Foods N/A N/A 2500.0 2500.0
Imazaquin Show Foods NAT NAT 250.0 250.0
Imazethapyr Show Foods N/A N/A 2500.0 2500.0
Imidacloprid Show Foods 140.0 140.0 57.0 57.0
Imiprothrin Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Indoxacarb Show Foods 120.0 120.0 20.0 20.0
Iprodione Show Foods 200.0 200.0 61.0 20.3
Kresoxim-methyl Show Foods N/A N/A 360.0 360.0
Linuron Show Foods 120.0 40.0 7.7 0.8
Malathion Show Foods 136.0 136.0 71.0 71.0
Mandipropamide Show Foods N/A N/A 50.0 50.0
MCPA Show Foods 50.0 50.0 4.4 4.4
Mecoprop (MCPP) Show Foods 1750.0 1750.0 40.0 40.0
Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam Show Foods N/A N/A 74.1 74.1
Metconazole Show Foods 120.0 120.0 43.0 43.0
Methidathion Show Foods 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.5
Methomyl Show Foods 60.0 20.0 25.0 8.3
Methoprene Show Foods NAT NAT 375.0 375.0
Methoxyfenozide Show Foods NAT NAT 102.0 102.0
Metolachlor Show Foods 3000.0 3000.0 97.0 97.0
Metribuzin Show Foods 150.0 15.0 13.0 1.3
Metsulfuron methyl Show Foods N/A N/A 250.0 250.0
MGK-264 Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 61.0 61.0
Myclobutanil Show Foods 600.0 600.0 24.9 24.9
Nicosulfuron Show Foods N/A N/A 1250.0 1250.0
Norflurazon Show Foods 100.0 33.3 15.0 15.0
o-Phenylphenol Show Foods N/A N/A 390.0 390.0
Oxadiazon Show Foods N/A N/A 3.6 3.6
Oxamyl Show Foods 1.0 1.0 N/A N/A
Oxydemeton methyl Show Foods 8.3 8.3 0.1 0.1
Oxyfluorfen Show Foods N/A N/A 30.0 30.0
Parathion methyl Show Foods 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.02
Pendimethalin Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 333.3 333.3
Permethrin Total Show Foods 250.0 250.0 250.0 250.0
Phenmedipham Show Foods NAT NAT 240.0 240.0
Phenothrin Show Foods 30.0 30.0 7.1 7.1
Phorate Show Foods 2.5 0.8 0.5 0.2
Phosmet Show Foods 45.0 45.0 11.0 11.0
Picloram Show Foods N/A N/A 200.0 200.0
Piperonyl butoxide Show Foods 6300.0 6300.0 155.0 155.0
Pirimiphos methyl Show Foods 15.0 5.0 0.2 0.07
Prallethrin Show Foods 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0
Profenofos Show Foods 5.0 5.0 0.05 0.05
Prometon Show Foods N/A N/A 50.0 50.0
Prometryn Show Foods 120.0 120.0 37.5 37.5
Pronamide Show Foods N/A N/A 84.6 28.2
Propamocarb hydrochloride Show Foods 2000.0 2000.0 120.0 120.0
Propanil Show Foods N/A N/A 9.0 9.0
Propargite Show Foods 100.0 100.0 40.0 40.0
Propazine Show Foods 100.0 33.3 18.0 6.0
Propetamphos Show Foods 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Propiconazole Show Foods 300.0 300.0 100.0 100.0
Propoxur Show Foods 2.8 0.3 5.0 5.0
Prosulfuron Show Foods 100.0 100.0 53.0 53.0
Pymetrozine Show Foods 81.0 8.1 81.0 8.1
Pyraclostrobin Show Foods 3000.0 3000.0 34.0 34.0
Pyrasulfotole Show Foods 38.0 38.0 10.0 10.0
Pyrethrins Show Foods 200.0 66.7 43.7 43.7
Pyridaben Show Foods 440.0 440.0 5.0 5.0
Pyrimethanil Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 170.0 170.0
Pyriproxyfen Show Foods N/A N/A 351.0 351.0
Quinoxyfen Show Foods N/A N/A 200.0 200.0
Quintozene (PCNB) Show Foods N/A N/A 10.0 1.0
Quizalofop ethyl Show Foods N/A N/A 9.0 9.0
Resmethrin Show Foods N/A N/A 35.0 35.0
Siduron Show Foods N/A N/A 150.0 150.0
Simazine Show Foods 300.0 100.0 18.0 1.8
Spinetoram Show Foods N/A N/A 24.9 24.9
Spinosad Show Foods NAT NAT 24.9 24.9
Spirodiclofen Show Foods N/A N/A 13.8 13.8
Spiromesifen Show Foods N/A N/A 22.0 22.0
Spirotetramat Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 50.0 50.0
Sulfometuron methyl Show Foods 275.0 275.0 275.0 275.0
Tebuconazole Show Foods 29.3 29.3 29.3 29.3
Tebufenozide Show Foods N/A N/A 18.0 18.0
Tebuthiuron Show Foods 250.0 83.3 140.0 140.0
Tembotrione Show Foods 8.0 0.8 0.4 0.4
Terbacil Show Foods N/A N/A 14.0 14.0
Tetraconazole Show Foods 500.0 500.0 7.3 7.3
Tetramethrin Show Foods 30.0 30.0 7.1 7.1
Thiabendazole Show Foods 100.0 100.0 333.3 33.3
Thiacloprid Show Foods 44.0 44.0 12.0 12.0
Thiamethoxam Show Foods 345.0 345.0 12.0 12.0
Thifensulfuron methyl Show Foods 1590.0 1590.0 43.0 43.0
Thiobencarb Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 10.0 10.0
Thiodicarb Show Foods 33.3 11.1 33.0 11.0
Thiophanate methyl Show Foods 400.0 133.3 80.0 26.7
Tralomethrin Show Foods 10.0 10.0 7.5 7.5
Triadimefon Show Foods 34.0 3.4 34.0 3.4
Triadimenol Show Foods 34.0 3.4 34.0 3.4
Triclopyr Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 50.0 50.0
Trifloxystrobin Show Foods 2500.0 2500.0 38.0 38.0
Triflumizole Show Foods 250.0 250.0 11.7 11.7
Trifluralin Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 24.0 24.0
Triticonazole Show Foods 500.0 500.0 174.0 174.0
Vinclozolin Show Foods 50.0 5.0 12.0 1.2
Zoxamide Show Foods N/A N/A 480.0 480.0

Pesticides Not (Or No Longer) EPA Registered

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight) Acute PAD Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day) Chronic PAD
alpha-BHC Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Benomyl Show Foods N/A N/A 50.0 50.0
Bentazon Show Foods 1000.0 100.0 32.0 3.2
beta-BHC Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
BHC delta Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chlordane cis Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chlordane trans Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cyanazine Show Foods N/A N/A 7.5 7.5
Cyhalothrin, epimer R157836 Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer) Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cypermethrin Show Foods 100.0 100.0 60.0 60.0
DDD p,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
DDT o,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
DDT p,p' Show Foods 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Dichlorprop Show Foods 51.0 51.0 36.0 36.0
Dicofol o,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dieldrin Show Foods N/A N/A 0.05 0.05
Dinoseb Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Endosulfan I Show Foods 15.0 15.0 6.0 6.0
Endosulfan II Show Foods 15.0 15.0 6.0 6.0
Endrin Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fenamiphos Show Foods 1.2 1.2 0.10 0.10
Fenvalerate Show Foods 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Flusilazole Show Foods 20.0 20.0 2.0 2.0
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Show Foods 8.3 8.3 0.8 0.8
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Show Foods 8.3 8.3 0.8 0.8
Lindane (BHC gamma) Show Foods 60.0 20.0 4.7 1.6
Methamidophos Show Foods 3.0 1.0 0.3 0.10
Methoxychlor p,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mevinphos Total Show Foods 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.02
Monocrotophos Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nonachlor cis Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nonachlor trans Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Omethoate Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Parathion ethyl Show Foods 0.2 0.2 0.03 0.03
Pentachlorobenzene (PCB) Show Foods N/A N/A 10.0 1.0
Permethrin cis Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permethrin trans Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phosalone Show Foods 33.3 33.3 2.0 2.0
Phosphamidon Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pirimicarb Show Foods N/A N/A 18.0 18.0
Procymidone Show Foods 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0
Propiconazole I Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Propiconazole II Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spiromesifen Total (parent + enol metabolite) Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tetradifon Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pesticide Breakdown Products

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight) Acute FQPA Factor Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day) Chronic FQPA Factor
(Aminomethyl)phosphonic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
1-Naphthol Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
2,4-dimethylphenyl formamide (2,4-DMPF) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
3-hydroxycarbofuran Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
5-Hydroxythiabendazole Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Acetochlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Acetochlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Alachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Alachlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Aldicarb sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Aldicarb sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Azinphos methyl oxygen analog Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Bensulide Oxon (degradate of bensulide) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Clethodim sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Clethodim sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDD o,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDE o,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDE p,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desethyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desethyl-desisopropyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desisopropyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Diazinon oxon Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Dimethenamid ethanesulfonic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Dimethenamid oxanilic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Disulfoton sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Endosulfan sulfate Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Fenamiphos sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Fenamiphos sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Heptachlor epoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Hydroxy atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Imazamethabenz acid Show Foods No 1 5000.0 5000.0
Imidacloprid urea Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Iprodione metabolite isomer Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Isoxaflutole degradate Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Malaoxon Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Methoxychlor olefin Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Methyl paraoxon Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Metolachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Metolachlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Metribuzin-DA Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Norflurazon desmethyl Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Oxamyl oxime Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Oxydemeton methyl sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Pentachloroaniline (PCA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Pentachlorophenyl methyl sulfide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Phorate sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Phorate sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Propachlor oxanilic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Sethoxydim sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Spinosad A Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Spinosad D Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Terbufos sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Thifensulfuron Show Foods No 1 1590.0 1590.0
Disulfoton sulfoxide oxygen analog Show Foods null null N/A N/A

Footnotes

1. RfD is an acronym for Reference Dose. The Acute RfD is the amount of pesticide residue that U.S. EPA expects is tolerable, or beneath the level of concern, when the exposure is over a short period, typically one day or less. It is measured in μg / kg (micrograms of pesticide residue per kilogram of body weight) because it is believed that the tolerable dose is proportional to body weight. Multiply by body weight in kilograms to get a dose. Also note that μg / kg is equivalent to parts per billion. For liquids, the definition is slightly different, but for practical purposes equivalent.

2. PAD is an acronym for Population Adjusted Dose. The Acute PAD is the amount that a sub-population, typically containing children or women of child-bearing age, is expected to be able to tolerate. The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) mandated that children be considered separately due to their typically increased sensitivity to toxicants.

3. The chronic RfD is like the acute RfD, except that it is an amount that is believed to be tolerable day after day for long periods of time. the units are therefore μg/kg/day rather than μg/kg.

4. The chronic PAD is like the acute PAD, except that is a chronic amount.

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