Health risk for children and adults consuming apples with pesticide residue.

  title={Health risk for children and adults consuming apples with pesticide residue.},
  author={Bozena Lozowicka},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The presence of pesticide residues in apples raises serious health concerns, especially when the fresh fruits are consumed by children, particularly vulnerable to the pesticide hazards. This study demonstrates the results from nine years of investigation (2005-2013) of 696 samples of Polish apples for 182 pesticides using gas and liquid chromatography and spectrophotometric techniques. Only 33.5% of the samples did not contain residues above the limit of detection. In 66.5% of the samples, 34… CONTINUE READING
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