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Residues Of Synthetic Pyrethroid Pesticides In Vegetables, Fruit, Sediment And Water From An Intensive Agricultural Area (Fang District, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST110181

Volume

167

Pages

10

Page Range

201 - 210

Published

2011

Size

2,459 kb

Author(s)

N. Pakvilai, T. Prapamontol, P. Thavornyutikarn, A. Mangklabruks, S. Chantara & C. Santasup

Abstract

This study was conducted in four intensive agricultural areas of the Fang district, Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. The objective of this study was to determine synthetic pyrethroid residues in vegetable, fruit, sediment, and surface water samples. Fruit and vegetables were purchased from local markets in the study areas. The vegetables in this study included cabbage, kale, water spinach, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, Chinese mustard, yard long bean, cucumber, and sugar pea, while the fresh fruit included tangerine, guava, apple, dragon fruit, mango, sand pear, rose apple, lychee and grape. Sediment and surface water samples were collected from main streams of the four studied areas. The pyrethroid residues in vegetables, fruit, and sediment samples were extracted with dichloromethane in an ultrasonic bath and cleaned up on a graphite carbon cartridge. Liquid – liquid extraction technique was used to prepare pyrethroid compounds from surface water samples. The extracted samples were determined by using gas chromatography – electron capture detection (GC-ECD). Six synthetic pyrethriod pesticides in this study consist of lambda cyhalothrin, permethrin, cyfluthrin, cypermethrin, fenvalerate, and deltamethrin.

Keywords

synthetic pyrethroid pesticides, intensive agricultural area, northern Thailand