Estimation of pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables and water

Authors

  • Pragti Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • H. N. Sharma Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • Yogesh Singh Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • L. P. Srivastava Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow- 226001, U.P., India.
  • Nisha Srivastava Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • Sonam Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • Pawan Kumar Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.

Keywords:

Pesticides, QuEChERS method, Liquid liquid extraction, Gas chromatography

Abstract

Nowadays, pesticide use is on increase day by day in every field of life like agriculture, household and in industry. Most of the pesticides are not biodegradable and those which are degradable cannot degrade completely. Hence, they reach to our fruits, vegetables, grains and water bodies. Even after washing the pesticide residues left in our foodstuffs. Since last decade, it has been observed that analysed pesticide residues were either BDL or < MRL in the majority of samples. In this study vegetable, fruits and grains are an important food item and proper care should be taken to use the very safe pesticide fort avoiding potential risks to human. It is, therefore, suggested that the food item collected from in and around Lucknow City, India is comparatively safe from pesticide residues. A periodical monitoring of pesticide residues in other food commodities is the recent need for the consumers as well as authorities of food quality control.

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Published

01-10-2014

How to Cite

Pragti, Sharma, H. N., Singh, Y., Srivastava, L. P., Srivastava, N., Sonam, & Kumar, P. (2014). Estimation of pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables and water. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 5(4), 194–197. Retrieved from https://e-journal.sospublication.co.in/index.php/jalrb/article/view/213

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