Pesticide Residues that USDA Has Found

Pesticides Residues Not Found or with Insufficient Data are not Listed. When no toxicology data is available for a pesticide, "N/A" is shown instead of a number. When a pesticide is not acutely toxic, "NAT" is shown instead of a number.


EPA Registered Pesticides

See also: Pesticides Not EPA Registered and Pesticide Breakdown Products

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight)1 Acute PAD (μg/kg of body weight)2 Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day)3 Chronic PAD (μg/kg of body weight/day)4
2,4-D Show Foods 67.0 67.0 5.0 5.0
2,4-DB Show Foods NAT NAT 30.0 30.0
Acephate Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.2 1.2
Acetamiprid Show Foods 100.0 100.0 71.0 71.0
Acetochlor Show Foods 150.0 150.0 20.0 20.0
Alachlor Show Foods NAT NAT 10.0 10.0
Allethrin Show Foods 30.0 30.0 6.0 6.0
Allethrin Show Foods 30.0 30.0 6.0 6.0
Ametryn Show Foods NAT NAT 72.0 72.0
Atrazine Show Foods 100.0 10.0 18.0 1.8
Azinphos methyl Show Foods 3.3 3.3 1.5 1.5
Azoxystrobin Show Foods 2000.0 666.7 180.0 180.0
Bifenazate Show Foods NAT NAT 10.0 10.0
Bifenthrin Show Foods 328.0 328.0 13.0 13.0
Boscalid Show Foods NAT NAT 218.0 218.0
Bromacil Show Foods NAT NAT N/A N/A
Buprofezin Show Foods NAT NAT 3.3 3.3
Captan Show Foods 100.0 100.0 125.0 125.0
Carbaryl Show Foods 11.0 11.0 N/A N/A
Carbendazim (MBC) Show Foods 167.0 16.7 25.0 2.5
Carbofuran Show Foods 0.3 0.06 N/A N/A
Carboxin Show Foods NAT NAT 8.0 8.0
Carfentrazone ethyl Show Foods 5000.0 5000.0 30.0 30.0
Chlorantraniliprole Show Foods NAT NAT 1580.0 1580.0
Chlorfenapyr Show Foods 45.0 45.0 2.6 2.6
Chlorimuron ethyl Show Foods NAT NAT 90.0 90.0
Chlorothalonil Show Foods 308.0 30.8 6.7 6.7
Chlorpropham Show Foods 2500.0 2500.0 50.0 50.0
Chlorpyrifos Show Foods 5.0 0.5 0.3 0.03
Chlorpyrifos methyl Show Foods 10.0 1.0 1.0 0.10
Clodinafop propargyl Show Foods 250.0 250.0 0.3 0.03
Clofentezine Show Foods NAT NAT 12.5 12.5
Clopyralid Show Foods 750.0 250.0 150.0 50.0
Clothianidin Show Foods 25.0 25.0 9.8 9.8
Coumaphos Show Foods 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.2
Cyazofamid Show Foods NAT NAT 948.0 948.0
Cycloate Show Foods 666.7 66.7 5.0 5.0
Cyfluthrin Show Foods 20.0 20.0 24.0 24.0
Cyhalothrin, epimer R157836 Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Cyhalothrin, Lambda Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Cyhalothrin, Total (Cyhalothrin-L + R157836 epimer) Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Cyproconazole Show Foods NAT NAT 10.0 10.0
Cyprodinil Show Foods NAT NAT 37.5 37.5
Cyromazine Show Foods NAT NAT 7.5 7.5
DCPA Show Foods NAT NAT 10.0 10.0
DEF (Tribufos) Show Foods 10.0 1.0 1.0 0.10
Deltamethrin (includes parent Tralomethrin) Show Foods 10.0 10.0 10.0 3.3
Desmedipham Show Foods 100.0 100.0 40.0 40.0
Diazinon Show Foods 2.5 2.5 0.2 0.2
Dicamba Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 450.0 450.0
Dichlorvos (DDVP) Show Foods 10.0 10.0 0.5 0.5
Diclofop methyl Show Foods 100.0 100.0 2.3 2.3
Dicloran Show Foods NAT NAT 25.0 2.5
Dicofol p,p' Show Foods 150.0 50.0 1.2 0.4
Difenoconazole Show Foods 250.0 250.0 9.6 9.6
Diflubenzuron Show Foods NAT NAT 20.0 20.0
Diflufenzopyr Show Foods NAT NAT 260.0 260.0
Dimethenamid Show Foods N/A N/A 50.0 50.0
Dimethenamid/Dimethenamid P Show Foods N/A N/A 50.0 50.0
Dimethoate Show Foods 13.0 13.0 2.2 2.2
Dimethomorph Show Foods NAT NAT 110.0 110.0
Dinotefuran Show Foods 1250.0 1250.0 20.0 20.0
Diphenylamine (DPA) Show Foods N/A N/A 33.3 33.3
Diuron Show Foods NAT NAT 1.0 1.0
Endosulfan I Show Foods 15.0 15.0 6.0 6.0
Endosulfan II Show Foods 15.0 15.0 6.0 6.0
EPTC Show Foods 666.7 66.7 25.0 2.5
Esfenvalerate Show Foods 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Esfenvalerate+Fenvalerate Total Show Foods 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Ethoprop Show Foods 0.2 0.2 0.10 0.10
Etoxazole Show Foods NAT NAT 46.2 46.2
Etridiazole Show Foods NAT NAT 48.0 16.0
Famoxadone Show Foods NAT NAT 14.0 1.4
Fenamidone Show Foods 1250.0 1250.0 28.3 28.3
Fenarimol Show Foods NAT NAT 6.0 2.0
Fenbuconazole Show Foods NAT NAT 30.0 30.0
Fenhexamid Show Foods NAT NAT 170.0 170.0
Fenpropathrin Show Foods 60.0 6.0 25.0 2.5
Fenpyroximate Show Foods 50.0 50.0 9.7 9.7
Fipronil Show Foods 25.0 25.0 0.2 0.2
Flonicamid Show Foods N/A N/A 37.0 37.0
Fluazinam Show Foods 500.0 500.0 11.0 11.0
Fludioxonil Show Foods NAT NAT 33.0 33.0
Fluometuron Show Foods 100.0 100.0 5.5 5.5
Fluridone Show Foods NAT NAT 150.0 150.0
Flutolanil Show Foods NAT NAT 500.0 500.0
Folpet Show Foods NAT NAT 90.0 90.0
Forchlorfenuron Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 70.0 70.0
Formetanate hydrochloride Show Foods 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6
Halosulfuron methyl Show Foods NAT NAT 100.0 100.0
Hexythiazox Show Foods NAT NAT 25.0 25.0
Hydroprene Show Foods NAT NAT N/A N/A
Imazalil Show Foods 50.0 16.7 25.0 2.5
Imazamethabenz acid Show Foods NAT NAT 250.0 250.0
Imazamox Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Imazapic Show Foods NAT NAT 1370.0 456.7
Imazapyr Show Foods NAT NAT 2500.0 2500.0
Imazaquin Show Foods NAT NAT 250.0 250.0
Imazethapyr Show Foods NAT NAT 2500.0 2500.0
Imidacloprid Show Foods 140.0 140.0 57.0 57.0
Indoxacarb Show Foods 90.0 90.0 15.0 15.0
Iprodione Show Foods NAT NAT 61.0 20.3
Lambda cyhalothrin S ester Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Lambda cyhalothrin total Show Foods 5.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
Linuron Show Foods 250.0 250.0 7.7 7.7
Malathion Show Foods 136.0 136.0 71.0 71.0
MCPA Show Foods 50.0 50.0 4.4 4.4
MCPB Show Foods 200.0 20.0 4.4 0.4
Metalaxyl Show Foods N/A N/A 74.1 74.1
Methidathion Show Foods 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.5
Methomyl Show Foods 60.0 20.0 25.0 8.3
Methoprene Show Foods NAT NAT 375.0 375.0
Methoxyfenozide Show Foods NAT NAT 102.0 102.0
Metolachlor Show Foods 3000.0 3000.0 97.0 97.0
Metribuzin Show Foods 150.0 150.0 13.0 13.0
Metsulfuron methyl Show Foods N/A N/A 250.0 250.0
MGK-264 Show Foods NAT NAT 61.0 61.0
Myclobutanil Show Foods NAT NAT 24.9 24.9
Naled Show Foods 10.0 10.0 2.0 2.0
Napropamide Show Foods NAT NAT 120.0 120.0
Nicosulfuron Show Foods NAT NAT 1250.0 1250.0
o-Phenylphenol Show Foods NAT NAT 390.0 390.0
Oxadiazon Show Foods N/A N/A 3.6 3.6
Oxamyl Show Foods 1.0 1.0 N/A N/A
Parathion methyl Show Foods 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.02
Pendimethalin Show Foods NAT NAT 250.0 250.0
Permethrin cis Show Foods 250.0 250.0 250.0 250.0
Permethrin Total Show Foods 250.0 250.0 250.0 250.0
Permethrin trans Show Foods 250.0 250.0 250.0 250.0
Phorate Show Foods 2.5 0.8 0.5 0.2
Phosmet Show Foods 45.0 45.0 11.0 11.0
Picloram Show Foods NAT NAT 200.0 200.0
Piperonyl butoxide Show Foods 6300.0 6300.0 155.0 155.0
Pirimiphos methyl Show Foods 15.0 5.0 0.2 0.07
Prallethrin Show Foods 50.0 50.0 25.0 25.0
Prometon Show Foods NAT NAT 50.0 50.0
Prometryn Show Foods 120.0 120.0 37.5 37.5
Pronamide Show Foods N/A N/A 84.6 28.2
Propanil Show Foods NAT NAT 9.0 9.0
Propargite Show Foods NAT NAT 40.0 40.0
Propazine Show Foods NAT NAT 18.0 6.0
Propiconazole Show Foods 300.0 300.0 100.0 100.0
Propiconazole I Show Foods 300.0 300.0 100.0 100.0
Propiconazole II Show Foods 300.0 300.0 100.0 100.0
Pymetrozine Show Foods 1250.0 416.7 3.8 1.3
Pyraclostrobin Show Foods 3000.0 3000.0 34.0 34.0
Pyrethrins Show Foods 200.0 66.7 43.7 43.7
Pyridaben Show Foods 440.0 440.0 5.0 5.0
Pyrimethanil Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 170.0 170.0
Pyriproxyfen Show Foods NAT NAT 351.0 351.0
Quinoxyfen Show Foods NAT NAT 200.0 200.0
Quintozene (PCNB) Show Foods NAT NAT 10.0 1.0
Resmethrin Show Foods N/A N/A 708.0 70.8
Siduron Show Foods NAT NAT 150.0 150.0
Simazine Show Foods NAT NAT 18.0 1.8
Spinetoram Show Foods NAT NAT 24.9 24.9
Spinosad Show Foods NAT NAT 24.9 24.9
Spiromesifen Show Foods NAT NAT 22.0 22.0
Spiromesifen Total (parent + enol metabolite) Show Foods NAT NAT 22.0 22.0
Sulfentrazone Show Foods 2500.0 2500.0 100.0 100.0
Sulfometuron methyl Show Foods 275.0 275.0 275.0 275.0
Tebuconazole Show Foods 29.3 29.3 29.3 29.3
Tebufenozide Show Foods NAT NAT 18.0 18.0
Tebuthiuron Show Foods 250.0 83.3 140.0 140.0
Tetrachlorvinphos Show Foods 67.0 67.0 42.3 42.3
Tetraconazole Show Foods NAT NAT 7.3 7.3
Thiabendazole Show Foods 100.0 100.0 333.3 33.3
Thiacloprid Show Foods 10.3 10.3 4.0 4.0
Thiamethoxam Show Foods 345.0 345.0 12.0 12.0
Thiobencarb Show Foods 250.0 250.0 10.0 10.0
Triadimefon Show Foods 34.0 3.4 34.0 3.4
Triadimenol Show Foods 34.0 3.4 34.0 3.4
Triclopyr Show Foods 1000.0 1000.0 50.0 50.0
Trifloxystrobin Show Foods NAT NAT 38.0 38.0
Triflumizole Show Foods NAT NAT 5.0 5.0
Trifluralin Show Foods NAT NAT 24.0 24.0
Vinclozolin Show Foods NAT NAT 12.0 1.2

Pesticides Not (Or No Longer) EPA Registered

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight) Acute PAD Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day) Chronic PAD
alpha-BHC Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bendiocarb Show Foods 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.4
Benomyl Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bentazon Show Foods 1000.0 100.0 32.0 3.2
Bitertanol Show Foods NAT NAT 2.1 2.1
Chlordane cis Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chlordane trans Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cyanazine Show Foods NAT NAT 7.5 7.5
Cypermethrin Show Foods 100.0 100.0 60.0 60.0
DDD p,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
DDT o,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
DDT p,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dichlorprop Show Foods 51.0 51.0 36.0 36.0
Dicofol o,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dieldrin Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Diphenamid Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disulfoton Show Foods 2.5 2.5 0.1 0.1
Disulfoton sulfone Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Endrin Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Epoxiconazole Show Foods NAT NAT 20.0 20.0
Ethion Show Foods 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Fenvalerate Show Foods 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Fluvalinate Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heptachlor epoxide Show Foods N/A N/A 1.5 0.5
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Show Foods 8.3 8.3 16.0 16.0
Hexaconazole Show Foods NAT NAT 20.0 20.0
Lindane (BHC gamma) Show Foods 60.0 20.0 4.7 1.6
Methamidophos Show Foods 3.0 1.0 0.3 0.10
Methoxychlor p,p' Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mevinphos Z Show Foods 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.02
Nonachlor cis Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nonachlor trans Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Omethoate Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oxadixyl Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Parathion ethyl Show Foods 0.2 0.2 0.03 0.03
Pentachlorobenzene (PCB) Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phosalone Show Foods 33.3 33.3 2.0 2.0
Phosphamidon Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pirimicarb Show Foods N/A N/A 18.0 18.0
Procymidone Show Foods NAT NAT 35.0 35.0
Propachlor Show Foods 1750.0 1750.0 54.0 54.0
Terbutryn Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tetradifon Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A
Toxaphene Show Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pesticide Breakdown Products

Pesticide Foods with Highest Average Levels Acute RfD (μg/kg of body weight) Acute FQPA Factor Chronic RfD (μg/kg of body weight/day) Chronic FQPA Factor
1-Naphthol Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
2,4-dimethylphenyl formamide (2,4-DMPF) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
3-hydroxycarbofuran Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
5-Hydroxythiabendazole Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Acetochlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Acetochlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Alachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Alachlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Aldicarb sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Aldicarb sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDD o,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDE o,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
DDE p,p' Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desethyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desethyl-desisopropyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Desisopropyl atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Diazinon oxon Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Dimethenamid ethanesulfonic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Dimethenamid oxanilic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Endosulfan sulfate Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Fenamiphos sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Flufenacet oxanilic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Hydroxy atrazine Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Iprodione metabolite isomer Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Malaoxon Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Metolachlor ethanesulfonic acid (ESA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Metolachlor oxanilic acid (OA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Norflurazon desmethyl Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Oxamyl oxime Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Oxychlordane Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Oxydemeton methyl sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Pentachloroaniline (PCA) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Pentachlorophenyl methyl sulfide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Phorate sulfone Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Phorate sulfoxide Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Propachlor oxanilic acid Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Spinosad A Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Spinosad D Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI) Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A
Thifensulfuron Show Foods No 1 N/A N/A

Footnotes

1. RfD is an acronym for Reference Dose. The Acute RfD is the amount of pesticide residue that U.S. EPA expects is tolerable, or beneath the level of concern, when the exposure is over a short period, typically one day or less. It is measured in μg / kg (micrograms of pesticide residue per kilogram of body weight) because it is believed that the tolerable dose is proportional to body weight. Multiply by body weight in kilograms to get a dose. Also note that μg / kg is equivalent to parts per billion. For liquids, the definition is slightly different, but for practical purposes equivalent.

2. PAD is an acronym for Population Adjusted Dose. The Acute PAD is the amount that a sub-population, typically containing children or women of child-bearing age, is expected to be able to tolerate. The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) mandated that children be considered separately due to their typically increased sensitivity to toxicants.

3. The chronic RfD is like the acute RfD, except that it is an amount that is believed to be tolerable day after day for long periods of time. the units are therefore μg/kg/day rather than μg/kg.

4. The chronic PAD is like the acute PAD, except that is a chronic amount.