Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 24, Issue 1: 2022; Page No.(52-57)

A STUDY ON PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH EFFECTS USING HEALTH EFFECT MODEL IN SOME VEGETABLES OF DURG DISTRICT, CHHATTISGARH STATE, INDIA

RUCHI TAMRAKAR AND SUMITA NAIR

Abstract

This study reveals the presence of five pesticides (Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, Endosulphan, Deltamethrin and Butachlor) in some vegetable samples of Durg district of Chhattisgarh state. Malathion presence accounted for highest proportion with 57.14% samples and Chlorpyrifos was detected in 48.98% samples while 16.33% and 24.49% samples were detected with Deltamethrin and Butachlor respectively while Endosulphan was not detected in any sample. Fifty percent samples exceeded the ADI value of respective pesticides. Study reveals Chlorpyrifos pesticides pose significant health risk toward consumers as their health risk indices was 1.67.The EFSA -PRIMo2.0 reveals the highest percentage of ARfD of Chlorpyrifos and Malathion for acute effect for adults and children was 26%, 54.2% and 9.9%, 20.7% respectively in cauliflower.