Research highlights

  • About 93% of the eggplant and cent percent of the tomato and chilli samples were contaminated with pesticide residues. 
  • The concentration of pesticides such as triazophos, omethoate, chlorpyrifos and carbendazim in some vegetable samples exceeded the EU MRLs.  
  • Up to 7 different pesticides were detected in individual sample. 
  • Potential health risks was due to chlorpyrifos and triazophos residues in tomato. 
  • The vegetable samples from IPM fields had lower concentration of pesticides, indicating that the IPM technique would reduce the pesticides contamination and associated health risks.  
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