Research Article - Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Chemical Science (2021) Volume 5, Issue 3
Pesticide residues determination in food premises using QuECHERS method in bench-maji zone, southwest Ethiopia.
Pesticides are very important risk factors in human life causing chronic human health effects. Pesticides are commonly used across the globe to enhance human endeavors. In Ethiopia, pesticides are widely used by local farmers and governmental organizations for pests control purpose. Pesticide residues in food items have been a concern to the consumers and environment they live in. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine the amount of organo-chlorine and organo-phosphate pesticide residues in cereal crops in Bench-Maji Zone, Ethiopia. Cross sectional laboratory based study design was employed to determine the amount of pesticide residues. The samples were extracted using a Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe extraction and clean up method. Finally, the extracted samples were injected into Gas chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometer and the types, and concentrations of pesticide residues were analyzedAuthor(s): Jafer Siraj*, Besufekad Mekonnen, Samuel Negash