—Applied all over the world, pesticides are some of the most common pollutants of the environment because of their stability, mobility, their consequent long-term adverse effects on living organisms in general and human health in particular. For these reasons it is essential to monitor and analyse pesticide residues in the fruits and vegetables. The analysis of food samples for the presence of pesticides causes a lot of difficulties in consideration of specificity of sample preparation based on multistage operations of purification of sample containing vestigial amount of analyte with simultaneous large amount of interferents. The extraction and determination of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable samples are discussed, as are the techniques most commonly used in these processes. The difficulties occurring at each stage in the analytical procedure are outlined.
—Fruits, pesticides, sample preparation, vegetables.
The authors are with the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza Str. 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Marek Biziuk and Jolanta Stocka, "Multiresidue Methods for Determination of Currently Used Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables Using QuEChERS Technique," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 18-22, 2015.