Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetables from Southeastern Poland, 2004-05
S. Sadło1, E. Szpyrka2, A. Jaźwa1, A. Zawiślak2
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1Department of Biotechnology, University of Rzeszów, 36-100 Kolbuszowa, Poland 2Experimental Station, Institute of Plant Protection, ul. Langiewicza 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2007;16(2):313–319
Our paper presents results from surveillance of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables carried out in 2004-05. 747 samples of 39 different types of fresh fruit and vegetables were analyzed for their pesticide residue contents. The highest resides found were: bupirimate residues (2.19 mg/kg), captan residues (1.82 mg/kg), ethylenebisdithiocarbamate residues (1.6 mg/kg), tolylfluanid residues (1.44 mg/kg), procymidone residues (1.19 mg/kg) and chlorpyrifos residues (1.01 mg/kg). In 27 samples (3.6%) residues exceeded national MRLs. Comparisons of the highest residues to ADI levels indicate that fresh fruit and vegetables from southeastern Poland seem to be quite safe for toddlers and adults.