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Title: Health risk assessment of pesticides residues in maize and cowpea from Ejura, Ghana
Authors: G., Darko
O., Akoto
H., Andoh
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Exposure of the general populace to pesticides could be high in Ghana where staple foods such as maize and cowpea are regularly sprayed to protect them against insect pests. Significant contamination of maize and cowpea has been reported in some neighbouring countries (Gwary et al. 2011; Ogah et al. 2011). However, there is no quantitative information on the levels of pesticide residues and associated health risks based on the exposure of the population through maize and cowpea consumption. This work provides baseline information on contamination levels of pesticides in maize and cowpea from Ejura, the largest maize production district in Ghana. It assesses the human health risk through estimated average daily intakes (EADIs) as compared with acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) set by FAO/WHO (2010).
Description: An article published by BioMed Central
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12393
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