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Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland.
Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2015; 66(2):107-13.RP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Fruit and vegetables have health and nutritional value, but can also be a source of toxic contaminants such as pesticide residues.

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study was to evaluate presence of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland in order to check the compliance of these products with the maximum residue levels' (MRLs) requirements set in legal EU regulation for products present in the market.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Samples of fruit and vegetables were obtained from production farms as a part of an official premarket monitoring of pesticide residues conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, implemented in cooperation with the regional Inspectorates of Plant Health and Seed Inspection. The tests covered determination of 207 pesticides.

RESULTS

In 2014, a total of 317 samples of fruit and vegetables, collected from the central and eastern region of Poland, were analysed for the presence of pesticide residues. Pesticide residues were detected in 89 (28.1%) analysed samples: in 65 (38.2%) samples of fruit, and in 24 (16.3%) samples of vegetables. MRLs were exceeded in 2 samples (0.6%). Most often, the pesticide residues were found in gooseberry (100% of gooseberry samples) and apple (71.4%).

CONCLUSIONS

Monitoring of pesticide residues in the agricultural crops at premarket stage should be continued to prevent market from the penetration by products with non-acceptable residues of pesticides and to protect consumers against excessive exposure to pesticide residues.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Regional Experimental Station in Rzeszów, Poland, M. Langiewicza street 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland.Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Regional Experimental Station in Rzeszów, Poland, M. Langiewicza street 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland.Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Regional Experimental Station in Rzeszów, Poland, M. Langiewicza street 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland.Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Regional Experimental Station in Rzeszów, Poland, M. Langiewicza street 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26024398

Citation

Szpyrka, Ewa, et al. "Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetable Crops From the Central and Eastern Region of Poland." Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny, vol. 66, no. 2, 2015, pp. 107-13.
Szpyrka E, Kurdziel A, Rupar J, et al. Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2015;66(2):107-13.
Szpyrka, E., Kurdziel, A., Rupar, J., & Słowik-Borowiec, M. (2015). Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland. Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny, 66(2), 107-13.
Szpyrka E, et al. Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetable Crops From the Central and Eastern Region of Poland. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2015;66(2):107-13. PubMed PMID: 26024398.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland. AU - Szpyrka,Ewa, AU - Kurdziel,Anna, AU - Rupar,Julian, AU - Słowik-Borowiec,Magdalena, PY - 2015/5/30/entrez PY - 2015/5/30/pubmed PY - 2016/1/1/medline SP - 107 EP - 13 JF - Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny JO - Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig VL - 66 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Fruit and vegetables have health and nutritional value, but can also be a source of toxic contaminants such as pesticide residues. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate presence of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable crops from the central and eastern region of Poland in order to check the compliance of these products with the maximum residue levels' (MRLs) requirements set in legal EU regulation for products present in the market. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples of fruit and vegetables were obtained from production farms as a part of an official premarket monitoring of pesticide residues conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, implemented in cooperation with the regional Inspectorates of Plant Health and Seed Inspection. The tests covered determination of 207 pesticides. RESULTS: In 2014, a total of 317 samples of fruit and vegetables, collected from the central and eastern region of Poland, were analysed for the presence of pesticide residues. Pesticide residues were detected in 89 (28.1%) analysed samples: in 65 (38.2%) samples of fruit, and in 24 (16.3%) samples of vegetables. MRLs were exceeded in 2 samples (0.6%). Most often, the pesticide residues were found in gooseberry (100% of gooseberry samples) and apple (71.4%). CONCLUSIONS: Monitoring of pesticide residues in the agricultural crops at premarket stage should be continued to prevent market from the penetration by products with non-acceptable residues of pesticides and to protect consumers against excessive exposure to pesticide residues. SN - 0035-7715 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26024398/Pesticide_residues_in_fruit_and_vegetable_crops_from_the_central_and_eastern_region_of_Poland_ L2 - http://wydawnictwa.pzh.gov.pl/roczniki_pzh/download-article?id=1069 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -