Cucumbers

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

Human Health Effects:

9Known or Probable Carcinogens4
25Suspected Hormone Disruptors
12Neurotoxins
9 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

16 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Cucumbers:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Endosulfan sulfate 45.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan I 37.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan II 27.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metalaxyl 16.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
o-Phenylphenol 14.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methamidophos 9.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dieldrin 7.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxamyl 7.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxamyl oxime 5.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorothalonil 4.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos 2.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbaryl 2.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methomyl 2.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acephate 1.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethoate 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diazinon 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Triadimenol 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbofuran 0.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endrin 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpropham 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Omethoate 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxadixyl 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bifenthrin 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Myclobutanil 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dichlorvos (DDVP) 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxydemeton methyl sulfone 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin trans 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Heptachlor epoxide 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Iprodione 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cypermethrin 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Triadimefon 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicofol p,p' 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Permethrin cis 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicloran 0.2% 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 Cucumbers come from test year 2004.

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.