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    Default Vegetables test for pesticides

    Hi.

    I would like to show test results for pesticides for some vegetable from dominican shops.

    I want to ask someone who knows about norms, analyze it, because it is important.

    If you need original test, I can provide them.
    Results:

    Zanahoria

    y-BHC - 0.94 μg/mL
    β-BHC - 0.63 μg/mL
    Heptaclor - 0.74 μg/mL
    δ- BHC - 1.46 μg/mL
    α-Clordano - 1.66 μg/mL
    Endosulfan I - 1.55 μg/mL
    Endrin - 0.55 μg/mL
    Metoxiclor - 0.48 μg/mL
    Endrin ketone - 0.45 μg/mL
    Ethopofos - 0.31 μg/mL
    Clorpirifos - 1.52 μg/mL
    Gution - 1.83 μg/mL

    Piņa

    y-BHC - 0.52 μg/mL
    β-BHC - 0.40 μg/mL
    Heptaclor - 0.91 μg/mL
    δ- BHC - 1.24 μg/mL
    y-Clordano - 0.54 μg/mL
    4,4 DDE - 0.41 μg/mL
    4,4 DDD - 0.53 μg/mL
    Disulfoton - 0.50 μg/mL
    Methyl paration - 0.35 μg/mL
    Clorpirifos - 1.45 μg/mL
    Protiofos - 1.62 μg/mL

    Pepino

    y-BHC - 0.81 μg/mL
    y-Clordano - 2.08 μg/mL
    α-Clordano - 0.25 μg/mL
    Endosulfan I - 0.14 μg/mL
    Etoprofos - 1.00 μg/mL
    Disulfoton - 0.51 μg/mL
    Protiofos - 1.37 μg/mL

    Papa

    y-Clordano - 0.70 μg/mL
    Endosulfan I - 0.1 μg/mL
    4,4 DDD - 0.15 μg/mL
    Gution - 2.51 μg/mL

    If you know some one who can help to determine if those amounts are dangerous or not, please ask him/her.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Chirimoya; 12-08-2009 at 08:38 AM. Reason: edited title - post will not be removed :)

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    You might want to send your results to Jim McCreight, Agricultural Research Service of USDA, email here:
    ARS : James D McCreight

    ARS Project: MINOR USE PESTICIDE TESTING ON VEGETABLES AND SUGAR CROPS (410238)

    or Richard Sigman at OECD:
    Pesticides Testing and Assessment

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    Thank you. I'll do it.

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    I wonder, since the three are usually peeled, whether this is important or not. I suppose it should be looked into, since most (or a lot) of us know that DR ag techniques are not the most modern and third world couintries are used to dump out of date, prohibited or untested crop chemicals...

    Sh!t, I have seen Haitians dumping really toxic poisons into irrigation canals and then scooping up the fish...and, of course, cooking them up...

    Good luck with this...

    HB

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