ORGANOCI-ILORINE PESTICIDE RESIDUE ANALYSIS IN MARKETABLE FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND FISH SAMPLESTANUSHREE BHATTACHARYA, S.C.SANTRA AND SOMA MUKHERJEE
Organochlorine pesticides are very toxic and non-biodegradable. It has heavily deleterious effects on human health when left as residues in fruits, vegetables, and fishes. To study the residue levels of organochlorine pesticides some marketable samples were analyzed from one agricultural field, one orchard and two markets of West Bengal. Results showed that in some samples the residue levels were much high, above the acceptable daily intake value and few of them contained residue levels above the tolerance limits than. The endrin, aldrin, dieldrin, endosulfan concentration was found to be as high as 0.5940, 0.6199, 0.7116, 1.8922 ppm respectively, which are well above the tolerance limit. In only one sample DDT was found in 0.1217ppm concentration, which was above acceptable daily intake.
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