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Evaluation of the field dissipation of fungicides and insecticides used on fruit bearing trees in northern Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19130372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The dissipation of the fungicides captan, cyprodinil, fludioxonil, dithianon, and tebuconazole and of the insecticides chlorpyrifos, fenitrothion, and malathion was studied, following a single treatment of different cultivars of pears, apples, and peaches. The study was conducted in northern Italy, over two successive growing seasons (2004 and 2005). The treatments were performed by the farmers involved, in line with their usual practice. At various time intervals from treatment to harvest, representative samples of fruit were collected and analyzed for pesticide residues. In some cases, concentrations lower than the maximum residue levels (MRLs) were found immediately after treatment. In all trials a rapid decline in pesticide concentrations was observed leading to residues at harvest greatly below the MRLs.
Iride Passarella; Irene Elia; Barbara Guarino; Giancarlo Bourlot; Michèle Nègre
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1532-4109     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Sci Health B     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-08     Completed Date:  2009-03-19     Revised Date:  2009-07-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607167     Medline TA:  J Environ Sci Health B     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Valorizzazione e Protezione delle Risorse Agroforestali (DI. VA. P.R.A.), Universita di Torino, Grugliasco, TO, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Food Contamination / analysis*
Fruit / chemistry*
Fungicides, Industrial / analysis*
Insecticides / analysis*
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Risk Assessment
Trees / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fungicides, Industrial; 0/Insecticides

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