Organophosphorus pesticide residues detected in eggplant and tomato samples collected from different regions of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md Sultan Ahmed Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
  • Afroza Begum Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Dalower Hossain Prodhan Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
  • Marina Afroze Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
  • Debasish Sarker Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v5i1.55015

Keywords:

organophosphorus pesticide; residue; MRL; eggplant; tomato

Abstract

The study was conducted to detect and quantify the residue of seven commonly used organophosphorus pesticides (acephate, chlorpyrifos, quinalphos, diazinon, malathion, dimethoate and fenitrothion) in eggplant and tomato samples collected from local market of commercially grown four different regions viz. Bogura, Narsingdi, Jeshore and Cumilla for the comparison between the detected residue level with maximum residue limit (MRL) set by European Union. A total of 80 analyzed samples of eggplant and tomato, 21.25% of the total number of samples contaminated with acephate, chlorpyrifos, fenitrothion and diazinon residues which were above the EU-MRLs. Out of 40 analyzed samples of eggplant, 11 samples were contaminated with acephate, diazinon fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos residues. All of the contaminated samples (27.5% of the total number of samples) had chlorpyrifos (0.02-0.046), acephate (0.017-0-0.39), diazinon (0.11-0.47) and fenitrothion (0.20) residues which were above the EU-MRLs. The eggplant samples collected from Jeshore and Narsingdi received more pesticides than Cumilla and Bogura regions. In case of 40 analyzed samples of tomato, 6 samples (15% of the total number of samples) had chlorpyrifos (0.27-0.43), diazinon (0.25) and fenitrothion (0.10) residues which were above EU-MRLs. Malathion, quinalphos and dimethoate residues were not found in any of the tested samples which might be applied at recommended doses.

Asian Australas. J. Food Saf. Secur. 2021, 5 (1), 27-31

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Ahmed, M. S. ., Begum, A. ., Hossain Prodhan, M. D. ., Afroze, M. ., & Sarker, D. . (2021). Organophosphorus pesticide residues detected in eggplant and tomato samples collected from different regions of Bangladesh. Asian-Australasian Journal of Food Safety and Security, 5(1), 27–31. https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v5i1.55015

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