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Table 1 The distribution of residue levels relative to the mean of positives for selected food-pesticide combinations: US-PDP testing of domestically grown, conventional samples

From: The dietary risk index system: a tool to track pesticide dietary risks

Food/Pesticide Number of Samples Percent Positive Positive Sample Residue Level (ppm) Ratio Relative to the Mean
Minimum Mean of Positives 90th % 95th % 99th % 90th % 95th % 99th %
Peaches
 Methyl parathion (1996) 82 25.3% 0.004 0.0562 0.11 0.19 0.5 1.96 3.38 8.90
 Fludioxonil (2014) 403 65% 0.0054 0.788 1.5 1.9 3.4 1.90 2.41 4.31
Potatoes (2016)
 Imidacloprid 295 45.2% 0.002 0.0101 0.022 0.033 0.092 2.17 3.25 9.07
 Azoxystrobin 192 29.4% 0.002 0.0811 0.27 0.42 0.65 3.33 5.18 8.01
 Boscalid 137 21% 0.0025 0.0039 0.0074 0.013 0.025 1.91 3.35 6.45
 Phorate sulfoxide 4 0.6% 0.002 0.0571 0.12 0.12 0.12 2.10 2.10 2.10
Tomatoes
 Methamidophos (1996) 51 38.3% 0.002 0.0350 0.079 0.11 0.25 2.26 3.14 7.14
 Endosulfan I (1998) 54 12.6% 0.003 0.00841 0.01 0.017 0.095 1.19 2.02 11.3
 Endosulfan II (1998) 62 14.5% 0.005 0.0125 0.013 0.032 0.13 1.04 2.57 10.4
 Bifentrhin (2015) 133 40.1% 0.002 0.00928 0.02 0.027 0.048 2.15 2.91 5.17