Strawberries

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

Human Health Effects:

6Known or Probable Carcinogens4
16Suspected Hormone Disruptors
7Neurotoxins
6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Environmental Effects:

12 Honeybee Toxins5

Pesticide Residues Found in Strawberries:

What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7 Other Foods with this Pesticide
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI) 55.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyraclostrobin 43.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Captan 42.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenhexamid 39.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyrimethanil 36.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Boscalid 36.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fludioxonil 35.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Myclobutanil 29.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Cyprodinil 29.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbendazim (MBC) 28.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bifenthrin 22.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Malathion 21.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Acetamiprid 20.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Bifenazate 14.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Quinoxyfen 13.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Imidacloprid 13.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spiromesifen 12.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spinosad A 11.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Triflumizole 10.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Azoxystrobin 10.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methoxyfenozide 10.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Malaoxon 10.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propiconazole 10.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Fenpropathrin 8.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Hexythiazox 7.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dichlorvos (DDVP) 7.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Spinosad D 6.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Methomyl 6.7% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiamethoxam 6.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propiconazole II 2.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Piperonyl butoxide 2.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan sulfate 2.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Carbaryl 1.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam 1.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Propiconazole I 1.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Trifloxystrobin 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Chlorpyrifos 1.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Pyriproxyfen 0.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Thiabendazole 0.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan II 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Iprodione 0.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Endosulfan I 0.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Tebuconazole 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Oxamyl oxime 0.1% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods
Dimethoate 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 Strawberries come from test year 2009.

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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