Apples

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

Human Health Effects:

6Known or Probable Carcinogens4
16Suspected Hormone Disruptors
5Neurotoxins
6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

11 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Apples:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Diphenylamine (DPA) 82.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiabendazole 81.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyrimethanil 75.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorantraniliprole 41.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetamiprid 28.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imidacloprid 20.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbendazim (MBC) 17.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI) 16.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methoxyfenozide 15.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fludioxonil 13.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiacloprid 12.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Boscalid 12.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyraclostrobin 11.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Phosmet 9.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Azinphos methyl 9.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenpyroximate 8.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan II 8.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Myclobutanil 8.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diazinon 6.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Trifloxystrobin 5.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spinetoram 5.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan I 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Etoxazole 3.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pendimethalin 3.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenpropathrin 2.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenbuconazole 2.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbaryl 2.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan sulfate 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Flonicamid 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer) 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spinosad 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
o-Phenylphenol 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imazalil 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpropham 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Difenoconazole 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin cis 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Buprofezin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiamethoxam 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyriproxyfen 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pronamide 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methoxychlor olefin 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicofol p,p' 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin trans 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DCPA 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 Apples come from test year 2010.

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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