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Essumang, D.K., Dodoo, D.K., Adokoh, C.K. and Fumador, E.A. (2008) Analysis of Some Pesticide Residues in Tomatoes in Ghana. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 14, 796-806.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10807030802235243

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  • TITLE: Assessment of Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Vegetable Samples from Some Agricultural Areas in Togo

    AUTHORS: Lankondjoa Kolani, Gbénonchi Mawussi, Komla Sanda

    KEYWORDS: Togo, Organochlorine Pesticides, Residues, Vegetables, Maximum Residue Limit (MRL)

    JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol.7 No.4, April 7, 2016

    ABSTRACT: The study was conducted to monitor the concentration of pesticide residues in three staple vegetables (tomato, cabbage, lettuce) collected from 12 prefectures belonging to 4 agro-ecological regions of Togo. A total of 150 samples of ripe tomato, cabbage and lettuce were collected from the study areas and analyzed for 20 OCPs (organochlorine pesticides) residues, which can be grouped into DDTs, Drins, Heptachlors, Chlordanes and HCHs. The data revealed that 100% of the analyzed vegetable samples were contaminated by one or more pesticide residues; 83.32% and 100% were below the maximum residue limits (MRLs) set par European Union and FAO/WHO respectively whereas 16.68% were above the EU (MRLs) adopted values. Overall, cabbage contained the highest number of samples with pesticide residues above the MRLs followed by tomato, whilst none of lettuce samples contained pesticide residues above the MRLs. It is therefore proposed to perform continuous monitoring studies of pesticide residues in vegetables cultivated in Togo.