Catfish

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

Human Health Effects:

16Known or Probable Carcinogens4
25Suspected Hormone Disruptors
5Neurotoxins
9 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

12 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Catfish:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
DDE p,p' 84.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DDD p,p' 42.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diphenylamine (DPA) 24.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DDD o,p' 17.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Toxaphene 9.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diuron 7.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos 6.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan sulfate 6.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pendimethalin 5.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pentachloroaniline (PCA) 4.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DDE o,p' 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dicofol p,p' 3.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cypermethrin 3.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Trifluralin 2.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos methyl 2.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DEF (Tribufos) 1.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bifenthrin 1.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan I 1.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DDT p,p' 1.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dieldrin 1.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Nonachlor trans 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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

Other Foods
Pirimiphos methyl 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Nonachlor cis 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlordane cis 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
alpha-BHC 0.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Famoxadone 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diflubenzuron 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Atrazine 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fluvalinate 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
MGK-264 0.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan II 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxadiazon 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Coumaphos 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Lindane (BHC gamma) 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Terbutryn 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Diclofop methyl 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metolachlor 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlordane trans 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiabendazole 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
DCPA 0.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Piperonyl butoxide 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 Catfish 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.