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DETECTION OF PESTICIDES IN VEGETABLES IN GAMBORU MARKET MAIDUGURI BORNO STATE NIGERIA

DETECTION OF PESTICIDES IN VEGETABLES IN GAMBORU MARKET MAIDUGURI BORNO STATE NIGERIA

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Abstract:The study examined the pesticides presence in vegetables in Gamboru Market Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria. Five vegetables which include tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach and sorrel were collected and analyzed using laboratory analysis to determine the persistent organochlorine pesticides (o, p’-DDE, o, p’-DDD, p, p’-DDD, p, p’-DDT, dieldrin, and aldrin). The residues of the persistent pesticides were determined using GC/MS SHIMADZU (GC-174) equipped with electron capture detector (ECD). The results of the analyses revealed that, the highest concentrations were observed in onion which had 0.0005mg/kg and aldrin with 0.0003mg/kg. The residues of the organochlorines in the vegetables were observed to be lower than the Maximum Residues Limit (MRLs) 0.01mg/kg set by EU i.e. they are within the permissible limit as such the vegetables are safe for consumption. It is recommended that responsible agencies should survey and monitor all the food commodities to prevent indiscriminate exposure of pesticides and rules of the banned DDT also need to be reviewed.
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0 08 Feb, 2022
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key Words: Keywords: Gamboru, organochlorine, pesticide, residues, vegetables
Key Contributors: Joseph C. Akan1, Abubakar K. Monguno2& Mustapha A. Modu2