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Persistence and distribution of pesticide residues in fresh agricultural food consumed in the province of Bologna.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19130371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of pesticide residues in fresh vegetables and fruit have been qualitatively and quantitatively determined at the laboratories of the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection (ARPA), Division of the Province of Bologna. More than 1,700 samples have been tested by routine analyses. The possible risks for consumers have been evaluated by various parameters. The most important ones were: the amount of each residue; the respective ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake) limit; the contemporary presence of different residues; an estimation of the daily intake, based on the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed per person. It has been possible to evaluate that the daily intake of pesticide residues in the province of Bologna during the period 2003-06 resulted lower than the ADI limits concerning the vegetables. According to the information on fruit consumption the daily intake of omethoate (O,O-dimethyl S-methylcarbamoylmethyl phosphorothioate) resulted higher than its ADI limit, of dicofol (2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-bis(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol) very close to the admitted limit, under the respective limits for all the other residues.
Stefano Girotti; Elida N Ferri; Ermanno Errani
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:  130-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Metallurgic Science, Electrochemistry and Chemical Techniques, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas
Environmental Monitoring*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Pesticide Residues / analysis*,  chemistry
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Vegetables / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pesticide Residues

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