Parveen Z.,University of Karachi |
Riazuddin,Karachi Southern Zone Agricultural Research Center |
Iqbal S.,University of Karachi |
Khuhro M.I.,Karachi Southern Zone Agricultural Research Center |
And 2 more authors.
Pakistan Journal of Botany | Year: 2011
One hundred and twenty samples of different fruits including apple, apricot, persimmon, chiku, citrus, grapes, guava, mango, papaya, peach, plum and pomegranate procured from different selling points of Karachi, Pakistan during 2008-2009, were analyzed for monitoring of multiple pesticide residues using GC/FID and HPLC/UV. The results showed exceeding level of contamination. On an average 62.5% samples contained residues of pesticides while 22% samples exceeded the maximum residue limits (MRLs) as given by FAO/WHO (Anon., 2000).