Monitoring Study of Pesticide Residues in Cereals and Foodstuff from Poland
Bożena Łozowicka1, Jan Miciński2, Grzegorz Zwierzchowski2, Ireneusz M. Kowalski3, Józef Szarek4
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1Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Laboratory of Pesticide Residues,
Chełmońskiego 22, 15-195 Białystok, Poland
2Faculty of Animal Bioengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn,
Oczapowskiego 5/150, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
3Department and Clinic of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn,
Ameryka 21, 11-015 Olsztynek, Poland
4Chair of Pathophysiology, Forensic Veterinary Medicine and Administration, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(6):1703-1712
The aim of our study was to investigate the amount of 110 pesticide residues in cereals and foodstuff from Poland as a part of official control. A total of 89 samples were collected in 2009-10. In 84.2% of the samples no residues were found: 15.8% of samples contained pesticide residues below the maximum residue limit. Pirimiphos-methyl was the most frequently found pesticide.
The results show that occurrence of pesticide residues in cereals and feeding stuff could not be considered serious threats to human and animal health. Nevertheless, an investigation into continuous monitoring and tighter regulation of pesticide residues in food and feed is recommended.
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