Estimation of Persistent Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Selected Vegetable
By Vikesh Kumar, Sailendra Kumar, Manish Kumar, M. R. Tripathi
The vegetable samples were tested for its content in persistent organochlorine pesticides. Using QuEChERS method, analyzed five vegetable samples to evaluate some methodologies and to obtain consensus values for selected organochlorine pesticides. The obtained results contribute to the accuracy and precession for organochlorine pesticides quantification in vegetable samples. The limit of quantification (LOQ) was 0.3 to 1.5 µg /kg, whereas limit of detection (LOD) was 0.1to 0.5 µg /kg found respectively. Vegetable tested in our analysis do not contain any quantities of pesticide residues representing & hazard to the humans.
Keywords : Organochlorine, pesticide, Analysis, vegetables, maximum residues limit