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Table 3 Top 5 pesticides, produce items, markets (based on modeling as described in methods)

From: A comparative study of allowable pesticide residue levels on produce in the United States

  PESTICIDE MODELED EXCESS RESIDUE (kg)
1 Zeta-Cypermethrin 23 502
2 Inorganic bromide resulting from fumigation 22 719
3 Methomyl 18 888
4 Thiabendazole 8 132
5 Chlorpyrifos 7 589
  PRODUCE ITEM MODELED EXCESS RESIDUE (kg)
1 Orange 19 883
2 Cucumber 18 702
3 Apple 16 660
4 Melon 16 632
5 Banana 15 564
  IMPORTING MARKET MODELED EXCESS RESIDUE (kg)
1 Chile 24 530
2 Costa Rica 19 980
3 Spain 16 978
4 Netherlands 13 449
5 Guatemala 12 359