Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables

Susan E. Kegley, Laura Wise

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Format: Book

Publication date: August 11, 1998

Pages: 350 pages

ISBN: 9780935702460 Related titles: ,


This introductory text explores the structure/solubility relationships of organic compounds, explains how to extract pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables, analyzes the extract for pesticide content using gas chromatography, and uses the data collected as a basis for discussion about the issues surrounding pesticide regulation. Intended for use in the laboratory portion of an introductory environmental chemistry or general chemistry course.



1. Organochlorine Pesticides

2. Solubilities of Organic Compounds

3. Fundamentals of Organic Extraction

4. Supercritical Fluid Extraction

5. Gas Chromatography as a Tool for the Analysis of Organic Compounds

6. Risk Assessment and Human Health

7. Pesticide Regulation and Tolerance Levels

8. The Great Debate

A. Tolerance

B. Pesticide Residue Survey of Produce from 1989 to 1991


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