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Multi-residue Pesticide Analysis of Major Pesticides in Marketable Fruits and Vegetables

Jha, Rishabh (2013) Multi-residue Pesticide Analysis of Major Pesticides in Marketable Fruits and Vegetables. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    Due to widespread use of agrochemicals, such as organochlorines (OC), organophosphosphates (OP) and pyrethroids pesticides, consumers are exposed to insecticides via food daily. Upon the extraction of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables, researchers have demonstrated the prevalence of OC, OP and pyrethroid pesticides in these matrices. Despite advancements in pesticide residue analysis of food, there is still a need for the further indulgence of environmentalists for carrying and sorting proper multi-residue methods. Via these methods, researchers can investigate pesticidal dietary exposure of small populations by introducing innovative sample compositing techniques. Consequently, it was recognized that regularly consumed marketable fruits and vegetables contain measurable quantities of OC, OP and pyrethroid pesticides, adopted analytical methods for quantifying amounts of these pesticide residues in the mentioned food commodities, and applied methodologies to relative samples collected from 3 markets at 3 different localities. Having done so, this thesis aims to estimate the magnitude of exposure that the local population faces through some common marketable foods – fruits and vegetables in the present study.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Sutapa Bose
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pesticide Analysis; Pesticide Residue; Pesticide; Marketable Fruits and Vegetables; Fruits; Vegetables
    Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 11:50
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 10:34
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/85

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