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Title: Risk of human dietary exposure to organochlorine pesticide residues in fruits from Ghana
Authors: Forkuoh, Frederick
Boadi, Nathaniel Owusu
Borquaye, Lawrence Sheringham
Aful, Samuel
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2018
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The objectives of this present study were to assess the level of organochlorine pesticide (OCP) residues in fruits and to determine the potential health risks associated with the exposure to these pesticides. A total of 120 fruits (watermelon, pineapple, and banana) were collected from fve communities and a local market within the Mampong Municipality and analyzed for organochlorine pesticide residues. The results showed that the concentrations ranged from not detectable (ND)–48.22ng/g for DDTs, ND–19.03ng/g for HCHs, ND–4.10ng/g for CHLs, ND–22.84ng/g for Aldrin, and ND–11.53ng/g for other OCPs. Levels of methoxychlor, Aldrin and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) exceeded the maximum residue limits in watermelon. Estimated health risk revealed that Aldrin in watermelon could pose potential toxicity to the consumer. Estimated average daily intake for Aldrin was above the acceptable average daily intake.
Description: An article published by Springer and also available at DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-35205-w
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12588
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