Determination of pesticides residues in selected varieties of mango

This study was undertaken to access the residue of commonly used pesticides viz Cypermethrin, Methamedophos, Monocrotophos, Cyfluthrin, Dialdrin and Methyl Parathian respectively in three varieties of mano being collected from the grower fields in Multan division. The samples were treated with organic advent Cyclohexane and ethylacetate (1:1), cleaned on Gel Permeation Chromatograph (GPC) and analyzed on auto system Gas Chromatograph (GC) with electron capture detector (ECD). All the samples were found to be contaminated with a degree of variation of pesticides residues studied. However, all the samples were within permissible limits being set by FAO/WHO with reference to public health.

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