Sweet Bell Peppers

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

Human Health Effects:

3Known or Probable Carcinogens4
21Suspected Hormone Disruptors
10Neurotoxins
6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

18 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Sweet Bell Peppers:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Oxamyl oxime 37.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiamethoxam 33.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Imidacloprid 26.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pyraclostrobin 21.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Boscalid 18.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Acetamiprid 17.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Myclobutanil 15.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Permethrin trans 14.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Permethrin cis 14.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Chlorpyrifos 13.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Azoxystrobin 12.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Bifenthrin 12.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Oxamyl 10.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Dinotefuran 8.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Methoxyfenozide 8.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Endosulfan sulfate 8.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Endosulfan II 7.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer) 6.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Dimethoate 6.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Methamidophos 6.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Endosulfan I 5.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Omethoate 5.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pyriproxyfen 4.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Difenoconazole 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Chlorfenapyr 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cypermethrin 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Dicofol p,p' 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Dicofol o,p' 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Acephate 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Methomyl 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Carbaryl 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Piperonyl butoxide 4.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Trifloxystrobin 3.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Famoxadone 3.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Clothianidin 2.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Buprofezin 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Tebufenozide 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Tebuconazole 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Indoxacarb 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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o-Phenylphenol 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Malathion 1.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Fenhexamid 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Fludioxonil 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cyprodinil 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pyrimethanil 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Pymetrozine 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Spinosad A 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Fenpropathrin 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Cyfluthrin 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Esfenvalerate 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Carbendazim (MBC) 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

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Diazinon 0.5% 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 Sweet Bell Peppers 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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