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Survey on the pesticide residues in tea in south India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20640937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tea is considered as a 'health beverage' due its antioxidant properties and resultant beneficial effects on human health. Such a beverage should be free from toxic elements such as pesticide residues and heavy metals. A large scale survey of teas produced in the tea factories of south India had been carried out for a period of three years from 2006 to 2008 and 912 tea samples were analysed for the residues of certain pesticides such as dicofol, ethion, quinalphos, hexaconazole, fenpropathrin, fenvalerate and propargite which are used for pest and disease control in tea in this part of the country. The analytical data proved that only less than 0.5 percentage of tea samples had residues of these pesticides. However, residues of pesticides were below their maximum limits in tea, stipulated by the European Union, Codex Alimentarius Commission of FAO/WHO and Prevention of Food Adulteration Act of Govt. of India.
Authors:
Subbiah Seenivasan; Narayanannair Muraleedharan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  176     ISSN:  1573-2959     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Nirar Dam BPO, Valparai, 642 127, India, vasan1981@rediffmail.com.
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