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US Pesticide Data Program residue tests in 2006

The latest survey of pesticide residues by the USDA's Pesticide Data Program (PDP) indicates that 3.4% of the 9,818 fruit and vegetable samples tested contained illegal residues in 2006. Thirty samples (0.3%) contained residues exceeding established tolerances, while 304 samples (3.1%) contained residues for which tolerances had not been established.


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