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  1. Carbamate pesticide induced toxic epidermal necrolysis

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    Rajendran N.; Chitfambalam P; Jayaraman A

    2001-01-01

    A 36-year-old male alleged to have consumed carbamate pesticide liquid (Baygon@) developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) within twenty-four hours of intake. Though drugs have been commonly incriminated as offending agents for TEN, carbamate pesticide was found to be the causative agent in our case.

  2. Analysis of Carbamate Pesticides: Validation of Semi-Volatile Analysis by HPLC-MS/MS by EPA Method MS666

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    Owens, J; Koester, C

    2008-05-14

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL) developed a method for analysis of aldicarb, bromadiolone, carbofuran, oxamyl, and methomyl in water by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS), titled Method EPA MS666. This draft standard operating procedure (SOP) was distributed to multiple EPA laboratories and to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which was tasked to serve as a reference laboratory for EPA's Environmental Reference Laboratory Network (ERLN) and to develop and validate analytical procedures. The primary objective of this study was to validate and verify the analytical procedures described in MS666 for analysis of carbamate pesticides in aqueous samples. The gathered data from this validation study will be used to: (1) demonstrate analytical method performance; (2) generate quality control acceptance criteria; and (3) revise the SOP to provide a validated method that would be available for use during a homeland security event. The data contained in this report will be compiled, by EPA CRL, with data generated by other EPA Regional laboratories so that performance metrics of Method EPA MS666 can be determined.

  3. Carbamate Pesticide-Induced Apoptosis in Human T Lymphocytes

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    Qing Li

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We previously found that carbamate pesticides induced significant apoptosis in human natural killer cells. To investigate whether carbamate pesticides also induce apoptosis in human T lymphocytes, in the present study Jurkat human T cells were treated in vitro with thiram, maneb, carbaryl or ziram. Apoptosis was determined by FITC-Annexin-V/PI staining. To explore the mechanism of apoptosis, intracellular levels of active caspase 3 and mitochondrial cytochrome-c release were determined by flow cytometry. We found that thiram, ziram, maneb and carbaryl also induced apoptosis in a time- and dose-dependent manner in the human T cells. However, the strength of the apoptosis-inducing effect differed among the pesticides, with the: thiram > ziram > maneb > carbaryl. Moreover, thiram significantly increased the intracellular level of active caspase 3 and caspase inhibitors significantly inhibited apoptosis. Thiram also significantly caused mitochondrial cytochrome-c release. These findings indicate that carbamate pesticides can induce apoptosis in human T cells, and the apoptosis is mediated by the activation of caspases and the release of mitochondrial cytochrome-c.

  4. Piezoelectric Biosensors for Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides: A Review

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    Giovanna Marrazza

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Due to the great amount of pesticides currently being used, there is an increased interest for developing biosensors for their detection. Among all the physical transducers, piezoelectric systems have emerged as the most attractive due to their simplicity, low instrumentation costs, possibility for real-time and label-free detection and generally high sensitivity. This paper presents an overview of biosensors based on the quartz crystal microbalance, which have been reported in the literature for organophosphate and carbamate pesticide analysis.

  5. Sensitivity of Acetylcholinesterases from Aphelenchus avenae to Organophosphorous and Carbamate Pesticides

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    Pree, D. J.; Townshend, J. L.; Archibald, D. E.

    1987-01-01

    The sensitivities of acetylcholinesterases (ACHE) from the nematode Aphelenchus avenae and the house fly Musca domestica to various pesticides were compared using a colorimetric assay. ACHE from A. avenae were generally less sensitive than ACHE from M. domestica to inhibition by organophosphorous and carbamate pesticides. Carbamates were somewhat more inhibiting than organophosphorous pesticides to nematode ACHE. In vivo tests with concentrations of various pesticides up to 500 ppm in sand ca...

  6. Effect of Cooking Process on the Residues of Three Carbamate Pesticides in Rice

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    Shoeibi, Shahram; Amirahmadi, Maryam; Yazdanpanah, Hassan; Pirali-Hamedani, Morteza; Pakzad, Saied Reza; Kobarfard, Farzad

    2011-01-01

    A gas chromatography mass spectrometry with spike calibration curve method was used to quantify three carbamate pesticides residue in cooked white rice and to estimate the reduction percentage of the cooking process duration.

  7. Cumulative risk assessment of the intake of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides in the Danish diet

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    Jensen, A. F.; Petersen, Annette

    2003-01-01

    The aim of the study is to evaluate the potential cumulative effects of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides that act through a common mechanism of toxicity, and to assess the long- and short-term risks for the Danish population. The intake estimates are based on dietary intake data collected in the Danish nation-wide food consumption survey in 1995. The pesticide data are based on the Danish pesticide residue-monitoring programme from 1996-2001. The amount of 35 organophosphorus pesticides and carbamates were included in the cumulative risk assessment. Processing factors, such as reduction of pesticide levels by rinsing and peeling, were applied in the exposure assessment. The "Toxicity Equivalence Factor" (TEF) approach was used to normalise the toxicity of the different organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. Cumulative chronic exposure of organophosphorus and carbamates pesticides via fruit, vegetables and cereals is for adults 0.8-2% of the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) in chlorpyrifos equivalents, and 0.03-11% of the ADI in methamidophos equivalents; and for children 2-5% of the ADI in the chlorpyrifos equivalents, and 0.07-27% of the ADI in methamidophos equivalents. Neither Acute Reference Dose (ARfD) nor ADI was exceeded for any of the compounds studied. The results indicate that the Danish population is neither exposed to any cumulative chronic risk, nor at risk of acute exposure, from consumption of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides from fruit, vegetables and cereals.

  8. Cumulative risk assessment of the intake of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides in the Danish diet

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    Jensen, A. F.; Petersen, Annette; Granby, Kit

    2003-01-01

    The aim of the study is to evaluate the potential cumulative effects of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides that act through a common mechanism of toxicity, and to assess the long- and short-term risks for the Danish population. The intake estimates are based on dietary intake data collected in the Danish nation-wide food consumption survey in 1995. The pesticide data are based on the Danish pesticide residue-monitoring programme from 1996-2001. The amount of 35 organophosphorus pesticides...

  9. Photochemical decomposition of carbamate pesticides in natural waters of northern Greece

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    The photochemical decomposition of the carbamate pesticides carbofuran, carbaryl and thiram was examined in natural waters of northern Greece under the influence of solar and UV (? > 290 nm) radiation. Different major photoproducts were detected by GC/MS. The result of continuous irradiation was almost total degradation of the pesticides examined

  10. [Acute poisoning with anticholinesterase carbamate pesticides: methomyl-lannate®].

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    Chaouali, Nadia; Amira, Dorra; Zitouni, Eya; Gana, Ines; Nouioui, Anouer; Khelifi, Fathia; Belwaer, Ines; Masri, Wafa; Ghorbal, Hayet; Hedhili, Abderazzek

    2014-01-01

    The methomyl is increasingly involved in suicidal and autolytic attempts. Intoxication with carbamate (CM) compounds is still a frequent cause for admission in the Emergency department of the medical assistance center (MAC) in Tunis, Tunisia. The aim of this study was to describe the demographics, clinical features and hospital course of patients presenting with CM intoxication to the ED of MAC in Tunis, Tunisia. This was a retrospective study about 52 cases of acute poisoning by methomyl, compiled in the MAC from 1st January, 2009 to December 31, 2012. Intoxications were all oral, mostly intentional (33 cases: 65%) and in young patients (29 years old). Females outnumbered males by almost 2:1. The most frequent symptom was hypotension (41 cases: 80%), followed by miosis (39 cases: 75%), rhabdomyolysis (29 cases: 55%), vomiting (18 cases: 43%), bronchorrhea (14 cases: 27%), diarrhea (11 cases: 21%) and fasciculations (8 cases: 17%). Treatments included gastric lavage in 16 patients (32%), assisted ventilation in 8 cases (17%) and atropine in 44 patients (85%). Seven patients died during hospitalization. Pesticide poisoning is a significant public health problem and some preventive measures must be strictly enforced to limit this kind of intoxication. PMID:25486668

  11. Graphene-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays as an adsorbent in micro-solid phase extraction for determination of carbamate pesticides in water samples.

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    Zhou, Qingxiang; Fang, Zhi

    2015-04-15

    Graphene is a good adsorbent for organic pollutants, especially for compounds containing benzene rings. When used in TiO2 nanotube arrays for micro-solid phase extraction (?-SPE), the combination of graphene's strong adsorptive properties with its good separation capabilities results in excellent sample preconcentration performance. In the present study, graphene-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays were prepared by electrodeposition using a cyclic voltammetric reduction method. Four carbamate pesticides, including metolcarb, carbaryl, isoprocarb, and diethofencarb, were used as model analytes to validate the enrichment properties of the prepared adsorbent in ?-SPE. Factors affecting the enrichment efficiency of the ?-SPE procedure were optimized and included sample pH, elution solvents, salting-out effect, adsorption time and desorption time. Under optimal conditions, graphene-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays exhibited excellent enrichment efficiency for carbamate pesticides. The detection limits of these carbamate pesticides ranged from 2.27 to 3.26 ?g L(-1). The proposed method was validated using four environmental water samples, and yields of pesticides recovered from spiked test samples of the four analytes were in the range of 83.9-108.8%. These results indicate that graphene-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays exhibit good adsorption to the target pollutants, and the method described in this work could be used as a faster and easier alternative procedure for routine analysis of carbamate pesticides in real water samples. PMID:25818138

  12. Selective effects of carbamate pesticides on rat neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and rat brain acetylcholinesterase

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    Effects of commonly used carbamate pesticides on rat neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes have been investigated using the two-electrode voltage clamp technique. The potencies of these effects have been compared to the potencies of the carbamates to inhibit rat brain acetylcholinesterase. The potency order of six carbamates to inhibit ?4?4 nicotinic receptors is fenoxycarb > EPTC > carbaryl, bendiocarb > propoxur > aldicarb with IC50 values ranging from 3 ?M for fenoxycarb to 165 ?M for propoxur and >1 mM for aldicarb. Conversely, the potency order of these carbamates to inhibit rat brain acetylcholinesterase is bendiocarb > propoxur, aldicarb > carbaryl >> EPTC, fenoxycarb with IC50 values ranging from 1 ?M for bendiocarb to 17 ?M for carbaryl and >>1 mM for EPTC and fenoxycarb. The ?4?2, ?3?4, and ?3?2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are inhibited by fenoxycarb, EPTC, and carbaryl with potency orders similar to that for ?4?4 receptors. Comparing the potencies of inhibition of the distinct subtypes of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors shows that the ?3?2 receptor is less sensitive to inhibition by fenoxycarb and EPTC. The potency of inhibition depends on the carbamate as well as on a combination of ? and ? subunit properties. It is concluded that carbamate pesticides affect different subtypes of neuronal nicotinic receptors independently of acetylcholinesterase inhibition. This implicates that neuronal nicotinic receptors are additional targets for some carbamate pesticides and that these receptors may contribute to carbamate pesticide toxicology, especially after long-term exposure

  13. Probabilistic assessment of the cumulative dietary acute exposure of the population of Denmark to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides

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    Jensen, Bodil Hamborg; Petersen, Annette; Christensen, Tue

    2009-01-01

    Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides are acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides and as such have a common mode of action. We assessed the cumulative acute exposure of the population of Denmark to 25 organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide residues from the consumption of fruit, vegetables and cereals. The probabilistic approach was used in the assessments. Residue data obtained from the Danish monitoring programme carried out in the period 2004-2007, which included 6704 samples of frui...

  14. Presence of anticholinergic pesticide (organophosphate and carbamate in fruits and vegetable in Cabo Frio city, RJ

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    Claudia Cristina Machado de Figueiredo de Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The study used acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibition to detect organophosphate and carbamate pesticides in fruits and vegetable consumed in the City of Cabo Frio. Vegetable and fruits collected in the area in distinct years (1996 and 2007 present pesticide in all samples. The samples of lettuce (1996 and watercress (2007 presented the highest rates of parathion-metyl equivalent 0,7 and 1,4 ppm, respectively. The lowest levels were detected in grapes: 0,2 ppm. The solubilization of compounds involved in the study in Triton X-100 were efficient without inhibiting the activity of acetylcholinesterase enzyme. Among the samples studied, lettuce, watercress and apples are valuable in the monitoring of residues of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides.

  15. Biodegradation of carbamate pesticides by natural river biofilms in different seasons and their effects on biofilm community structure

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    This study investigated the ability of natural river biofilms from different seasons to degrade the carbamate pesticides methomyl, carbaryl and carbofuran in single and multiple pesticide systems, and the effects of these pesticides on algal and bacterial communities within biofilms. Spring biofilms had the lowest biomass of algae and bacteria but showed the highest methomyl degradation (>99%) and dissipation rates, suggesting that they might contain microorganisms with high methomyl degradation abilities. Degradation of carbofuran (54.1–59.5%) by biofilms in four seasons was similar, but low degradation of carbaryl (0–27.5%) was observed. The coexistence of other pesticides was found to cause certain effects on pesticide degradation and primarily resulted in lower diversity of diatoms and bacteria than when using a single pesticide. The tolerant diatoms and bacteria potentially having the ability to degrade test pesticides were identified. River biofilms could be suitable biomaterials or used to isolate degraders for bioremediating pesticide-contaminated water. -- Highlights: •Natural river biofilms showed high ability to degrade methomyl and carbofuran. •The presence of other pesticides caused certain effects on pesticide degradation. •Carbamate pesticides caused adverse effects on communities of diatoms and bacteria. •The tolerant diatoms and bacteria were found as potential pesticide-degraders. -- Biodegradation of carbamate pesticides by river biofilms

  16. Comparative voltammetric study and determination of carbamate pesticide residues in soil at carbon nanotubes paste electrodes

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    THOMMANDRU RAVEENDRANATH BAB; SARVAREDDY RAJASEKHAR REDDY; PUCHAKAYALA SUJANA

    2014-01-01

    In this investigation, the persistence of carbamate pesticides in soil samples was investigated. A simple and selective differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry was selected for this investigation. Carbon nanotubes paste electrodes were used as working electrodes for differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry. A symmetric study of the various operational parameters that affect the stripping response was carried out by differential pulse voltammetry. ...

  17. Determination of Carbamate and Organophosphorus Pesticides in Vegetable Samples and the Efficiency of Gamma-Radiation in Their Removal

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    Muhammed Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury; Iffat Jahan; Nurul Karim; Mohammad Khorshed Alam; Mohammad Abdur Rahman; Mohammed Moniruzzaman; Siew Hua Gan; Abu Naieum Muhammad Fakhruddin

    2014-01-01

    In the present study, the residual pesticide levels were determined in eggplants (Solanum melongena) (n = 16), purchased from four different markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The carbamate and organophosphorus pesticide residual levels were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the efficiency of gamma radiation on pesticide removal in three different types of vegetables was also studied. Many (50%) of the samples contained pesticides, and three samples had residual leve...

  18. Retention of carbamate pesticides by different surfactant-modified sorbents: a comparative study

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    Prapha, Arnnok; Rodjana, Burakham.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Diferentes sorventes sólidos modificados com surfactantes foram investigados comparativamente para a retenção de pesticidas carbamato em solução aquosa. Três sorventes modificados, incluindo alumina tratada com dodecil sulfato de sódio (SDS), sílica revestida com brometo de cetil trimetil amônio (CT [...] AB) e zeólita revestida com CTAB foram preparados usando diferentes concentrações de surfactante. Os pesticidas carbamato estudados incluíram oxamil, metomil, aldicarb, carbofurano, carbaril, isoprocarb, metiocarb, promecarb e carbosulfano e foram analisados por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (HPLC) com UV. A adsorção de pesticidas carbamato (faixa de concentração de 0,5-5,0 mg L-1) nos sorventes modificados com surfactante, seguiu regressão linear com os coeficientes de correlação na faixa de 0,857-0,995. A zeólita modificada com CTAB apresentou alta captação para carbofurano, carbaril, metiocarb e carbosulfano. Alumina modificada com SDS demonstrou alta captação de carbaril, isoprocarb, metiocarb, promecarb e carbosulfano. Sílica modificada com CTAB apresentou alta captação de metiocarb, promecarb e carbosulfano. A dessorção dos pesticidas de carbamato dos sorventes modificados com surfactantes usando metanol foram melhores que as obtidas dos sorventes não modificados. O estudo provou que os sorventes modificados com surfactantes são efetivos para a extração de pesticidas carbamato. Abstract in english Different surfactant-modified solid sorbents have been comparatively investigated for retention of carbamate pesticides in aqueous solution. Three modified-sorbents, including sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) treated alumina, cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) coated silica and CTAB coated zeolite, [...] were created using different surfactant concentrations. The studied carbamate pesticides including oxamyl, methomyl, aldicarb, carbofuran, carbaryl, isoprocarb, methiocarb, promecarb and carbosulfan were analyzed by HPLC/UV. Adsorption of all carbamate pesticides (concentration range between 0.5-5.0 mg L-1) onto surfactant-modified sorbents followed linear regressions with the correlation coefficients in the range of 0.857-0.995. CTAB-modified zeolite showed high uptake values for carbofuran, carbaryl, methiocarb and carbosulfan. SDS-modified alumina demonstrated high uptake values for carbaryl, isoprocarb, methiocarb, promecarb and carbosulfan. CTAB-modified silica gave high uptake values for methiocarb, promecarb and carbosulfan. Desorption of carbamate pesticides from surfactant-modified sorbents using methanol were better than that obtained from unmodified sorbents. The study clearly proved that the surfactant-modified sorbents are effective for carbamate pesticides extraction.

  19. Investigation of kinetic interactions between approved oximes and human acetylcholinesterase inhibited by pesticide carbamates.

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    Wille, Timo; Kaltenbach, Lisa; Thiermann, Horst; Worek, Franz

    2013-12-01

    Carbamates are widely used for pest control and act primarily by inhibition of insect and mammalian acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Accidental or intentional uptake of carbamates may result in typical signs and symptoms of cholinergic overstimulation which cannot be discriminated from those of organophosphorus pesticide poisoning. There is an ongoing debate whether standard treatment with atropine and oximes should be recommended for human carbamate poisoning as well, since in vitro and in vivo animal data indicate a deleterious effect of oximes when used in combination with the N-methyl carbamate carbaryl. Therefore, we performed an in vitro kinetic study to investigate the effect of clinically used oximes on carbamoylation and decarbamoylation of human AChE. It became evident that pralidoxime and obidoxime in therapeutic concentrations aggravate the inhibition of AChE by carbaryl and propoxur, with obidoxime being substantially more potent compared to 2-PAM. However, obidoxime had no impact on the decarbamoylation kinetics. Hence, the administration of 2-PAM and especially of obidoxime to severely propoxur and carbaryl poisoned humans cannot be recommended. PMID:23962483

  20. Pesticides.

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    Sherma, Joseph

    1989-01-01

    This review is devoted to methods for the determination of residues of pesticides and some related industrial chemicals. Topics include: residue methods, sampling, chromatography, organochlorine pesticides, organophosphorus pesticides, carbamate insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, pyrethrins, fumigants, and related chemicals. (MVL)

  1. Assessment of Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticide Residues in Cigarette Tobacco with a Novel Cell Biosensor

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    Spiridon Kintzios

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The conventional analysis of pesticide residues in analytical commodities, such as tobacco and tobacco products is a labor intensive procedure, since it is necessary to cover a wide range of different chemicals, using a single procedure. Standard analysis methods include extensive sample pretreatment (with solvent extraction and partitioning phases and determination by GC and HPLC to achieve the necessary selectivity and sensitivity for the different classes of compounds under detection. As a consequence, current methods of analysis provide a limited sample capacity. In the present study, we report on the development of a novel cell biosensor for detecting organophosphate and carbamate pesticide residues in tobacco. The sensor is based on neuroblastoma N2a cells and the measurement of changes of the cell membrane potential, according to the working principle of the Bioelectric Recognition Assay (BERA. The presence of pesticide residues is detected by the degree of inhibition of acetylcholine esterase (AChE. The sensor instantly responded to both the organophoshate pesticide chlorpyriphos and the carbamate carbaryl in a concentration-dependent pattern, being able to detect one part per billion (1 ppb. Additionally, tobacco leaf samples (in blended dry form were analyzed with both the novel biosensor and conventional methods, according to a double-blind protocol. Pesticide residues in tobacco samples caused a considerable cell membrane hyperpolarization to neuroblastoma cells immobilized in the sensor, as indicated by the increase of the negative sensor potential, which was clearly distinguishable from the sensor’s response against pesticide-free control samples. The observed response was quite reproducible, with an average variation of +5,6%. Fluorescence microscopy observations showed that treatment of the cells with either chlorpyrifos or carbaryl was associated with increased [Ca2+]cyt . The novel biosensor offers fresh perspectives for ultra-rapid, sensitive and low-cost monitoring of pesticide residues in tobacco as well as other food and agricultural commodities.

  2. MERCAPTOBENZOTHIAZOLE-ON-GOLD ORGANIC PHASE BIOSENSOR SYSTEMS: 2. ENHANCED CARBAMATE PESTICIDE DETERMINATION

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    IWUOHA E.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the results for the construction of a gold/mercaptobenzothiazole/polyaniline/ acetylcholinesterase/polyvinylacetate (Au/MBT/PANI/AChE/PVAc thick-film biosensor for the determination of certain carbamate pesticide solutions in selected aqueous organic solvent solutions are reported. AChE biosensors are designed to complement the classical analytical methods of pesticide detection. The Au/MBT/PANI/AChE/PVAc electrocatalytic biosensor device was constructed by encapsulating acetylcholinesterase (AChE enzyme in the PANI polymer composite, followed by the coating of poly(vinyl acetate (PVAc on top to secure the biosensor film from disintegration in the organic solvents evaluated. The electroactive substrate called acetylthiocholine (ATCh was employed to provide the movement of electrons in the amperometric biosensor. The voltammetric results have shown that the current shifts more anodically as the Au/MBT/PANI/AChE/PVAc biosensor responded to successive acetylthiocholine (ATCh substrate addition under anaerobic conditions in 0.1 M phosphate buffer, KCl (pH 7.2 solution and aqueous organic solvent solutions. For the Au/MBT/PANI/AChE/PVAc biosensor, various performance and stability parameters were evaluated. These factors include the optimal enzyme loading, effect of pH, long-term stability of the biosensor, temperature stability of the biosensor, the effect of polar organic solvents, and the effect of non-polar organic solvents on the amperometric behavior of the biosensor. The biosensor constructed in this study offered a reasonable linear range between 0.25 to 3.45 nM for the detection of carbofuran, aldicarb and dioxacarb pesticide solutions. The detection limits for the individual carbamate pesticides were 0.249 nM for carbofuran, followed by 1.209 nM for aldicarb and 1.572 nM for dioxacarb.

  3. Adsorption Kinetics of Carbamate Pesticide in Rice Field Soil

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    Soontree Khuntong

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Ultrasonic extraction (75.55% with petroleum ether:acetone (1:1, v/v was employed for extraction of carbofuran in rice field soil. The amounts of carbofuran were determined by reverse phase HPLC. The analytical method provided high precision and accuracy with the relative error of 0.47%. The percentage of recoveries varied from 84% to 77% in the con¬centration ranges of 10–40 mg/L of spiked soil samples. The carbofuran residues in the rice field soil significantly decreased year by year because of pesticide properties, soil properties and degradation conditions. A high amount of residues was found in the plots that contained high organic contents. The adsorption of carbofuran in soil reached equilibrium within 23 h. The percentage of adsorption varied from almost 30% to 80% depending on concentrations of carbofuran. The adsorption of carbofuran agreed with Freundlich isotherms; q = 7.07 x 10-5Cf2.5092; with the correlation coefficient of 0.9281. Organic carbon coefficient, Koc, was 1.91 x 10-3 mg/L calculated from Kd, and half-life (8.9 d of adsorbed carbofuran. The GUS index (6.37 calculated from Koc presented a high lixiviation potential. The positive ?G indicated the non-spontaneous reaction. Carbofuran rapidly desorbed from soil at the desorption rate of 0.0228 mg/kg soil d. Kinetic studies provided the first order reaction with the reaction rate of 0.0779 mg/d and half-life of 8.9 days.

  4. A ONE STEP METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF CARBAMATE PESTICIDES BY DERIVATIZATION WITH ALPHA-BROMO-2,3,4,5,6-PENTAFLUOROTOLUENE

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    A procedure was developed for the determination of trace quantities of a broad range of carbamate pesticides. The carbamates were hydrolyzed and derivatized in a single step, using alkali and alpha-bromo-2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorotoluene (PFBB), and were subsequently analyzed using el...

  5. Determination of carbamate and organophosphorus pesticides in vegetable samples and the efficiency of gamma-radiation in their removal.

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    Chowdhury, Muhammed Alamgir Zaman; Jahan, Iffat; Karim, Nurul; Alam, Mohammad Khorshed; Abdur Rahman, Mohammad; Moniruzzaman, Mohammed; Gan, Siew Hua; Fakhruddin, Abu Naieum Muhammad

    2014-01-01

    In the present study, the residual pesticide levels were determined in eggplants (Solanum melongena) (n = 16), purchased from four different markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The carbamate and organophosphorus pesticide residual levels were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the efficiency of gamma radiation on pesticide removal in three different types of vegetables was also studied. Many (50%) of the samples contained pesticides, and three samples had residual levels above the maximum residue levels determined by the World Health Organisation. Three carbamates (carbaryl, carbofuran, and pirimicarb) and six organophosphates (phenthoate, diazinon, parathion, dimethoate, phosphamidon, and pirimiphos-methyl) were detected in eggplant samples; the highest carbofuran level detected was 1.86?mg/kg, while phenthoate was detected at 0.311?mg/kg. Gamma radiation decreased pesticide levels proportionately with increasing radiation doses. Diazinon, chlorpyrifos, and phosphamidon were reduced by 40-48%, 35-43%, and 30-45%, respectively, when a radiation strength of 0.5?kGy was utilized. However, when the radiation dose was increased to 1.0?kGy, the levels of the pesticides were reduced to 85-90%, 80-91%, and 90-95%, respectively. In summary, our study revealed that pesticide residues are present at high amounts in vegetable samples and that gamma radiation at 1.0?kGy can remove 80-95% of some pesticides. PMID:24711991

  6. Presence of carbamate pesticides in environmental waters from the northwest of Mexico: determination by liquid chromatography.

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    García de Llasera, M P; Bernal-González, M

    2001-06-01

    A study on the presence of carbamate pesticides, namely aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, baygon, benthiocarb, carbofuran, 3-hydroxycarbofuran, carbaryl, desmedipham, methiocarb, methomyl, thiodicarb, oxamyl, and propham was made in ground and surface waters from an agricultural zone of the Yaqui Valley located in northwest Mexico. Trace determinations were made by liquid chromatography (LC) with post-column fluorescence detection (EPA method 531.1) or LC-diode array UV detection coupled on-line to a solid-phase extraction (SPE) system and using a 13 x 4.6 mm i.d. precolumn and a 150 x 4.6 mm i.d. analytical column, both packed with a C18 silica. Results indicated that the level of contamination with methiocarb was 5.4 micrograms/L in a groundwater sample and that for 3-hydroxycarbofuran was 18 micrograms/L in a surface water sample. This study provides the basis for a future monitoring program. PMID:11337839

  7. Probabilistic assessment of the cumulative dietary acute exposure of the population of Denmark to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides

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    Jensen, Bodil Hamborg; Petersen, Annette

    2009-01-01

    Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides are acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides and as such have a common mode of action. We assessed the cumulative acute exposure of the population of Denmark to 25 organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide residues from the consumption of fruit, vegetables and cereals. The probabilistic approach was used in the assessments. Residue data obtained from the Danish monitoring programme carried out in the period 2004-2007, which included 6704 samples of fruit, vegetables and cereals, were used in the calculations. Food consumption data were obtained from the nationwide dietary survey conducted in 2000-2002. Contributions from 43 commodities were included in the calculations. We used the relative potency factor (RPF) approach to normalize the toxicity of the various organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides to the two index compounds chlorpyriphos and methamidophos. RPF values derived from the literature were used in the calculations. We calculated the cumulative acute exposure to 1.8% and 0.8% of the acute reference dose (ARfD) of 100 mu g kg(-1) body weight (bw) day(-1) of chlorpyrifos as an index compound at the 99.9th percentile (P99.5) for children and adults, respectively. When we used methamidophos as the index compound, the cumulative acute intakes were calculated to 31.3% and 13.8% of the ARfD of 3 mu g kg(-1) bw day(-1) at P99.9 for children and adults, respectively. With both index compounds, the greatest contributor to the cumulative acute exposure was apple. The results show that there is no cumulative acute risk for Danish consumers to acetylcholinesterase- inhibiting pesticides.

  8. Comparative voltammetric study and determination of carbamate pesticide residues in soil at carbon nanotubes paste electrodes

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    THOMMANDRU RAVEENDRANATH BAB

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available In this investigation, the persistence of carbamate pesticides in soil samples was investigated. A simple and selective differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry was selected for this investigation. Carbon nanotubes paste electrodes were used as working electrodes for differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry. A symmetric study of the various operational parameters that affect the stripping response was carried out by differential pulse voltammetry. Peak currents were linear over the concentration range of 10-5 to 10-10 M with an accumulation potential of -0.6 V and a 70 s accumulation time with lower detection limits of 1.09 x 10-7 M, 1.07 × 10-7M, 1.09×10-7 M for chlorphropham, thiodicarb, aldicarb. The relative standard deviation (n=10 and correlation coefficient values were 1.15 %, 0.988; 1.13 %, 0.978; and 1.14 %, 0.987, respectively. Universal buffer with pH range 2.0 - 6.0 was used as sup­porting electrolyte. The solutions with uniform concentration (10-5 M were used in all deter­minations. Calculations were made by standard addition method.

  9. Immobilization of acetylcholinesterase via biocompatible interface of silk fibroin for detection of organophosphate and carbamate pesticides

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    An amperometric biosensor for the detection of organophosphate and carbamate pesticides was developed based on the immobilization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) on regenerated silk fibroin (SF) matrix by non-covalent adsorption. SF and AChE were coated sequentially on the surface of the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) which was modified with multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNTs). The obtained biosensor was denoted as AChE-SF/MWNTs/GCE. The atomic force microscopy images showed that the SF matrix provided a more homogeneous interface for the AChE immobilization. The aggregation of immobilizing AChE was therefore avoided. The cyclic voltammogram of thiocholine at this biosensor exhibited a well defined oxidation peak at 0.667 V (vs. SCE). The inhibition rate of methyl parathion to the immobilized AChE was proportional to the logarithm of the concentration of methyl parathion over the range of the concentration of methyl parathion from 3.5 × 10-6 to 2.0 × 10-3 M with a detection limit of 5.0 × 10-7 M. Similarly, the linearly response range of carbaryl was from 1.0 × 10-7 to 3.0 × 10-5 M with a detection limit of 6.0 × 10-8 M. The experimental results indicate that AChE not only can be immobilized steadily on the SF matrix, but also the bioactivity of immobilizing AChE can be preserved effectively.

  10. Immunomodulation of human natural killer cell cytotoxic function by triazine and carbamate pesticides.

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    Whalen, Margaret M; Loganathan, Bommanna G; Yamashita, Nobuyoshi; Saito, Takao

    2003-06-15

    Triazine (atrazine) and carbamates (maneb, metiram, and ziram) are used as pesticides on a variety of crops around the world. To our knowledge, there have been no studies dealing with the effects of these compounds on human natural killer (NK) cells cytotoxic function. NK cells play a central role in immune defense against tumor development and viral infections. Thus, any agent that interferes with the ability of NK cells to lyse their targets could increase the risk of tumor incidence and/or viral infections. In this study, we examined the effects of atrazine, maneb, metiram, zineb, and ziram on the ability of human NK cells to lyse tumor cells. The compounds were tested in both purified NK cells as well as a cell preparation that contained both T and NK lymphocytes (T/NK cells). Lymphocytes were exposed to the compounds for periods of time ranging from 1 h to 6 days. Exposure of highly purified NK cells to 10 microM atrazine, maneb, or metiram inhibited K562 tumor cell lysis by 63+/-25, 95+/-4, and 50+/-6%, respectively, after a 24 h exposure and by 83+/-21, 70+/-39, and 48+/-41% after a 6-day exposure. Exposure to 2.5 microM ziram for 24 h caused a 99+/-2% decrease in lytic function and at 1 microM for 6 days caused a 96+/-4% decrease. However, when T/NK cells were exposed to atrazine, maneb, or metiram for 24 h only 10 microM atrazine and maneb caused a significant decreases in lytic function (61+/-13 and 38+/-18%) and after 6 days only atrazine was inhibitory (54+/-12%). A 24-h exposure to 2.5-microM ziram caused a 41+/-51% decrease in function, but a 6-day exposure to 1 microM ziram caused no inhibition of lytic function. The results provide evidence of relative toxic potential for the five compounds and the immunomodulatory effects on both T and NK lymphocyte function. PMID:12732457

  11. Evaluation of exposure to organophosphate, carbamate, phenoxy acid, and chlorophenol pesticides in pregnant women from 10 Caribbean countries.

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    Forde, Martin S; Robertson, Lyndon; Laouan Sidi, Elhadji A; Côté, Suzanne; Gaudreau, Eric; Drescher, Olivia; Ayotte, Pierre

    2015-09-01

    Pesticides are commonly used in tropical regions such as the Caribbean for both household and agricultural purposes. Of particular concern is exposure during pregnancy, as these compounds can cross the placental barrier and interfere with fetal development. The objective of this study was to evaluate exposure of pregnant women residing in 10 Caribbean countries to the following commonly used classes of pesticides in the Caribbean: organophosphates (OPs), carbamates, phenoxy acids, and chlorophenols. Out of 438 urine samples collected, 15 samples were randomly selected from each Caribbean country giving a total of 150 samples. Samples were analyzed for the following metabolites: six OP dialkylphosphate metabolites [dimethylphosphate (DMP), dimethylthiophosphate (DMTP), dimethyldithiophosphate (DMDTP), diethylphosphate (DEP), diethylthiophosphate (DETP) and diethyldithiophosphate (DEDTP)]; two carbamate metabolites [2-isopropoxyphenol (2-IPP) and carbofuranphenol]; one phenoxy acid 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); and five chlorophenols [2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP), 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP), 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (TCP), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP), and pentachlorophenol (PCP)]. OP metabolites were consistently detected in ?60% of the samples from Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, and Jamaica. Of the carbamate metabolites, 2-IPP was detected in seven of the 10 Caribbean countries with a detection frequency around 30%, whereas carbofuranphenol was detected in only one sample. The detection frequency for the phenoxy acid 2,4-D ranged from 20% in Grenada to a maximum of 67% in Belize. Evidence of exposure to chlorophenol pesticides was also established with 2,4-DCP by geometric means ranging from 0.52 ?g L(-1) in St Lucia to a maximum of 1.68 ?g L(-1) in Bermuda. Several extreme concentrations of 2,5-DCP were detected in four Caribbean countries-Belize (1100 ?g L(-1)), Bermuda (870 ?g L(-1)), Jamaica (1300 ?g L(-1)), and St Kitts and Nevis (1400 ?g L(-1)). 2,4,5-TCP, 2,4,6-TCP, and pentachlorophenol were rarely detected. This biomonitoring study underscores the need for Caribbean public health authorities to encourage their populations, and in particular pregnant women, to become more aware of the potential routes of exposure to pesticides and to utilize these chemicals more cautiously given the possible adverse effects such exposures can have on their unborn children and infants. PMID:26238297

  12. Rapid and sensitive suspension array for multiplex detection of organophosphorus pesticides and carbamate pesticides based on silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads

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    Wang, Xuan [Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Mu, Zhongde; Shangguan, Fengqi [State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Liu, Ran; Pu, Yuepu [Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Yin, Lihong, E-mail: lhyin@seu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)

    2014-05-01

    Highlights: • Silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads were used to develop suspension array. • The results in detecting pesticides agree well with those from LC–MS/MS. • The method showed the good capability for multiplex analysis of pesticides residues. - Abstract: A technique for multiplex detection of organophosphorus pesticides and carbamate pesticides has been developed using a suspension array based on silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads (SHHMs). The main advantage of SHHMs, which consist of both silica and hydrogel materials, is that they not only could be distinguished by their characteristic reflection peak originating from the stop-band of the photonic crystal but also have low non-specific adsorption of proteins. Using fluorescent immunoassay, the LODs for fenitrothion, chlorpyrifos-methyl, fenthion, carbaryl and metolcarb were measured to be 0.02 ng/mL, 0.012 ng/mL, 0.04 ng/mL, 0.05 ng/mL and 0.1 ng/mL, respectively, all of which are much lower than the maximum residue limits, as reported in the European Union pesticides database. All the determination coefficients for these five pesticides were greater than 0.99, demonstrating excellent correlations. The suspension array was specific and had no significant cross-reactivity with other chemicals. The results for the detection of pesticide residues collected from agricultural samples using this method agree well with those from liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Our results showed that this simple method is suitable for simultaneous detection of these five pesticides residues in fruits and vegetables.

  13. Rapid and sensitive suspension array for multiplex detection of organophosphorus pesticides and carbamate pesticides based on silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads

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    Highlights: • Silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads were used to develop suspension array. • The results in detecting pesticides agree well with those from LC–MS/MS. • The method showed the good capability for multiplex analysis of pesticides residues. - Abstract: A technique for multiplex detection of organophosphorus pesticides and carbamate pesticides has been developed using a suspension array based on silica–hydrogel hybrid microbeads (SHHMs). The main advantage of SHHMs, which consist of both silica and hydrogel materials, is that they not only could be distinguished by their characteristic reflection peak originating from the stop-band of the photonic crystal but also have low non-specific adsorption of proteins. Using fluorescent immunoassay, the LODs for fenitrothion, chlorpyrifos-methyl, fenthion, carbaryl and metolcarb were measured to be 0.02 ng/mL, 0.012 ng/mL, 0.04 ng/mL, 0.05 ng/mL and 0.1 ng/mL, respectively, all of which are much lower than the maximum residue limits, as reported in the European Union pesticides database. All the determination coefficients for these five pesticides were greater than 0.99, demonstrating excellent correlations. The suspension array was specific and had no significant cross-reactivity with other chemicals. The results for the detection of pesticide residues collected from agricultural samples using this method agree well with those from liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. Our results showed that this simple method is suitable for simultaneous detection of these five pesticides residues in fruits and vegetables

  14. Fluorescence biosensing strategy based on mercury ion-mediated DNA conformational switch and nicking enzyme-assisted cycling amplification for highly sensitive detection of carbamate pesticide.

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    Wang, Xiuzhong; Hou, Ting; Dong, Shanshan; Liu, Xiaojuan; Li, Feng

    2016-03-15

    Pesticides are of great importance in agricultural and biological fields, but pesticide residues may harm the environment and human health. A highly sensitive fluorescent biosensor for the detection of carbamate pesticide has been developed based on acetylcholinesterase (AChE)-catalyzed hydrolysis product triggered Hg(2+) release coupled with subsequent nicking enzyme-induced cleavage of a duplex DNA for cycling amplification. In this protocol, two DNA probes, an unmodified single-stranded helper DNA probe 1 (HP1) and a quencher-fluorophore probe (QFP) are ingeniously designed. HP1 can be folded into hairpin configuration through T-Hg(2+)-T base pair formation. QFP, labeled with FAM and BHQ1 at its two terminals, contains the recognition sequence and the cleavage site of the nicking enzyme. In the presence of carbamate pesticide, the activity of AChE is inhibited, and the amount of the product containing the thiol group generated by the hydrolysis reaction of acetylthiocholine chloride (ACh) decreases, resulting in the release of a low concentration of Hg(2+). The number of HP1 that can be selectively unfolded would be reduced and the subsequent nicking enzyme-assisted cleavage processes would be affected, resulting in decreased fluorescence signals. The fluorescence intensity further decreases with the increase of the pesticide concentration. Therefore, the pesticide content can be easily obtained by monitoring the fluorescence signal change, which is inversely proportional to the logarithm of the pesticide concentration. The detection limit of aldicarb, the model analyte, is 3.3?gL(-1), which is much lower than the Chinese National Standards or those previously reported. The as-proposed method has also been applied to detect carbamate pesticide residues in fresh ginger and artificial lake water samples with satisfactory results, which demonstrates that the method has great potential for practical application in biological or food safety field. PMID:26492468

  15. A simple electrochemical biosensor based on AuNPs/MPS/Au electrode sensing layer for monitoring carbamate pesticides in real samples.

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    Song, Yonghai; Chen, Jingyi; Sun, Min; Gong, Coucong; Shen, Yuan; Song, Yonggui; Wang, Li

    2016-03-01

    A simple electrochemical biosensor for quantitative determination of carbamate pesticide was developed based on a sensing interface of citrate-capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)/(3-mercaptopropyl)-trimethoxysilane (MPS)/gold electrode (Au). The biosensor was fabricated by firstly assembling three-dimensional (3D) MPS networks on Au electrode and subsequently assembling citrate-capped AuNPs on 3D MPS network via AuS bond. The interface of AuNPs/MPS/Au was negatively charged originating from the citrate coated on AuNPs that would repulse the negatively charged ferricyanide ([Fe(CN)6](3-/4-)) to produce a negative response. In the presence of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and acetylthiocholine (ATCl), the AChE catalyzes the hydrolysis of ATCl into positively charged thiocholine which would replace the citrate on AuNPs through the strong AuS bond and convert the negative charged surface to be positively charged. The resulted positively charged AuNPs/MPS/Au then attracted the [Fe(CN)6](3-/4-) to produce a positive response. Based on the inhibition of carbamate pesticides on the activity of AChE, the pesticide could be quantitatively determined at a very low potential. The linear range was from 0.003 to 2.00?M. The sensing platform was also proved to be suitable for carbamate pesticides detection in practical sample. PMID:26547618

  16. Surface Display of Recombinant Drosophila melanogaster Acetylcholinesterase for Detection of Organic Phosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides

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    Li, Jingquan; Qian Ba,; YIN, JUN; Wu, Songjie; Zhuan, Fangfang; Xu, Songci; Li, Junyang; Salazar, Joelle K.; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Hui

    2013-01-01

    Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is commonly used for the detection of organophosphate (OP) and carbamate (CB) insecticides. However, the cost of this commercially available enzyme is high, making high-throughput insecticide detection improbable. In this study we constructed a new AChE yeast expression system in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the expression of a highly reactive recombinant AChE originating from Drosophila melanogaster (DmAChE). Specifically, the coding sequence of DmAChE was fused w...

  17. Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticide Residues Detected in Water Samples Collected from Paddy and Vegetable Fields of the Savar and Dhamrai Upazilas in Bangladesh

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    Nurul Karim

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Several types of organophosphorous and carbamate pesticides have been used extensively by the farmers in Bangladesh during the last few decades. Twenty seven water samples collected from both paddy and vegetable fields in the Savar and Dhamrai Upazilas in Bangladesh were analyzed to determine the occurrence and distribution of organo-phosphorus (chlorpyrifos, malathion and diazinon and carbamate (carbaryl and carbofuran pesticide residues. A high performance liquid chromatograph instrument equipped with a photodiode array detector was used to determine the concentrations of these pesticide residues. Diazinon and carbofuran were detected in water samples collected from Savar Upazila at 0.9 ?g/L and 198.7 ?g/L, respectively. Malathion was also detected in a single water sample at 105.2 ?g/L from Dhamrai Upazila. Carbaryl was the most common pesticide detected in Dhamrai Upazila at 14.1 and 18.1 ?g/L, while another water sample from Dhamrai Upazila was contaminated with carbofuran at 105.2 ?g/L. Chlorpyrifos was not detected in any sample. Overall, the pesticide residues detected were well above the maximum acceptable levels of total and individual pesticide contamination, at 0.5 and 0.1 ?g/L, respectively, in water samples recommended by the European Economic Community (Directive 98/83/EC. The presence of these pesticide residues may be attributed by their intense use by the farmers living in these areas. Proper handling of these pesticides should be ensured to avoid direct or indirect exposure to these pesticides.

  18. Poisoning of cats and dogs by the carbamate pesticides aldicarb and carbofuran.

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    de Siqueira, Adriana; Salvagni, Fernanda Auciello; Yoshida, Alberto Soiti; Gonçalves-Junior, Vagner; Calefi, Atilio Sersun; Fukushima, André Rinaldi; Spinosa, Helenice de Souza; Maiorka, Paulo César

    2015-10-01

    The intentional and accidental poisoning of animals and people is a threat to public health and safety worldwide. Necropsies and histopathological examinations of 26 cats and 10 dogs poisoned by the carbamates aldicarb and carbofuran, confirmed by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detector (HPLC-DAD) were analysed, with variable post mortem interval and conservation of the carcass. Biological matrices were collected for toxicological and histopathological analyses. High performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detector (HPLC-DAD) was utilized to detect aldicarb and its metabolites, aldicarb sulphoxide and aldicarb sulphone, and carbofuran. The variable post mortem interval and the method of conservation of the carcass may be harmful to toxicological, necroscopic and histopathological analyses, that should be performed in order to provide reliable evidences to investigate possible poisoning of animals, which is cruel crime, and are usually linked to domestic or social conflict. PMID:26412534

  19. SELECTIVE ISOLATION OF A GRAM NEGATIVE CARBAMATE PESTICIDE DEGRADING BACTERIUM FROM BRINJAL CULTIVATED SOIL

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    Dilara Islam Sharif

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A bacterial species having the ability to grow in the presence of carbosulfan pesticide â??Marshallâ? was isolated from Solanum melongena (brinjal cultivated soil in Khulna region, Bangladeh, having a history of pesticide usage. The strain was morphologically and biochemically identified to belong to the genera Pseudomonas. A comparative study of growth of this strain with other isolated bacteria showed its ability to grow in the presence of different concentrations of Marshall. The susceptibility of the stain to Marshall was also assessed through disk diffusion assay which showed the strain to be resistant at concentrations of Marshal commonly used under field conditions. The selected strain also showed its capability to degrade Marshall through observed characteristics on sublimated agar plates. The biodegradation capability of the strain isolated in this study can be valuable for further study towards bioremediation of pesticide contaminated soils.

  20. Allergic reaction induced by dermal and/or respiratory exposure to low-dose phenoxyacetic acid, organophosphorus, and carbamate pesticides

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    Several types of pesticides, such as organophosphates, phenoxyacetic acid, and carbamate have a high risk of affecting human health, causing allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma-like diseases. We used our long-term sensitization method and a local lymph node assay to examine the allergic reactions caused by several types of pesticides. BALB/c mice were topically sensitized (9 times in 3 weeks), then challenged dermally or intratracheally with 2,4-D, BRP, or furathiocarb. One day post-challenge, the mice were processed to obtain biologic materials for use in assays of total IgE levels in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF); differential cell counts and chemokine levels in BALF; lymphocyte counts and surface antigen expression on B-cells within regional lymph nodes (LNs); and, ex situ cytokine production by cells from these LNs. 2,4-D-induced immune responses characteristic of immediate-type respiratory reactions, as evidenced by increased total IgE levels in both serum and BALF; an influx of eosinophils, neutrophils, and chemokines (MCP-1, eotaxin, and MIP-1?) in BALF; increased surface antigen expression on B-cells IgE and MHC class II production) in both auricular and the lung-associated LNs; and increased Th2 cytokine production (IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, and IL-13) in both auricular and the lung-associated LN cells. In contrast, BRP and furathiocarb treatment yielded, at most, non-significant increases in all respiratory allergic parameters. BRP and furathiocarb induced marked proliferation of MHC Class II-positive B-cells and Th1 cytokines (IL-2, TNF-?, and IFN-?) in only auricular LN cells. These results suggest that 2,4-D is a respiratory allergen and BRP and furathiocarb are contact allergens. As our protocol detected classified allergic responses to low-molecular-weight chemicals, it thus may be useful for detecting environmental chemical-related allergy.

  1. Multi photon ionization mass spectrometry of carbamate pesticides, herbicides and fungicides

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    Pesticides and herbicides are useful for a wide range of applications today. The determination of these substances either in the pure form or in complex matrices is of high analytical interest. Especially since these substances can by found in every day products. The combination of multi photon ionization (MUPI) and time of flight laser mass spectrometry may be a powerful tool for achieving fast well interpretable mass spectra for analytical purposes. In this paper we will discuss the mass spectra of several pesticides and herbicides accessed by MUPI-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The influence of the laser pulse duration on the mass spectra are discussed

  2. Enantiomeric separation of chiral pesticides by high performance liquid chromatography on cellulose tris-3,5-dimethyl carbamate stationary phase under reversed phase conditions.

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    Tian, Qin; Lv, Chunguang; Wang, Peng; Ren, Liping; Qiu, Jing; Li, Li; Zhou, Zhiqiang

    2007-02-01

    Twenty chiral pesticides were tested, of which seven samples were directly separated by HPLC using cellulose tris-3,5-dimethyl carbamate (CDMPC) chiral stationary phase under RP conditions. The influence of mobile phase composition and column temperatures from 0 degrees C to 40 degrees C on the separations were investigated. The mobile phases were methanol/water or ACN/water at a flow rate of 0.8 mL/min with UV detection at 230 or 210 nm. Epoxiconazole, terallethrin, benalaxyl, and diclofopmethyl were observed to obtain the baseline separation under suitable conditions and other pesticides pyriproxyfen, lactofen, and quizalofop-ethyl were separated partially. The retention factors (k) and selectivity factor (alpha) for the enantiomers of most investigated pesticides decreased upon increasing the temperature except for the selectivity factors (alpha) of pyriproxyfen in methanol/water. The ln alpha - 1/T plots for racemic chiral pesticides were linear at the range of 0-40 except for that of pyriproxyfen enantiomers in methanol/water and the chiral separations were controlled by enthalpy. Better separations were not always at low temperature. The elution orders of the eluting enantiomers were determined by a circular dichroism (CD) detector. PMID:17396588

  3. Organophosphate and carbamate poisoning.

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    King, Andrew M; Aaron, Cynthia K

    2015-02-01

    Organophosphates (OPs) and carbamates have a wide variety of applications, most commonly as pesticides used to eradicate agricultural pests or control populations of disease-carrying vectors. Some OP and carbamates have therapeutic indications such as physostigmine. Certain organophosphorus compounds, known as nerve agents, have been employed in chemical warfare and terrorism incidents. Both classes inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzymes, leading to excess acetylcholine accumulation at nerve terminals. In the setting of toxicity from either agent class, clinical syndromes result from excessive nicotinic and muscarinic neurostimulation. The toxic effects from OPs and carbamates differ with respect to reversibility, subacute, and chronic effects. Decontamination, meticulous supportive care, aggressive antimuscarinic therapy, seizure control, and administration of oximes are cornerstones of management. PMID:25455666

  4. Optimization and validation of liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning for determination of carbamates in water

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    Using a 23 experimental design, liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning (LLE-LTP) was optimized and validated for analysis of three carbamates (aldicarb, carbofuran and carbaryl) in water samples. In this method, 2.0 mL of sample is placed in contact with 4.0 mL of acetonitrile. After agitation, the sample is placed in a freezer for 3 h for phase separation. The organic extract is analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV). For validation of the technique, the following figures of merit were evaluated: accuracy, precision, detection and quantification limits, linearity, sensibility and selectivity. Extraction recovery percentages of the carbamates aldicarb, carbofuran and carbaryl were 90%, 95% and 96%, respectively. Even though extremely low volumes of sample and solvent were used, the extraction method was selective and the detection and quantification limits were between 5.0 and 10.0 ?g L-1, and 17.0 and 33.0 ?g L-1, respectively.

  5. Optimization and validation of liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning for determination of carbamates in water

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    Machado Goulart, Simone; Domingos Alves, Renata; Neves, Antonio Augusto; Queiroz, Jose Humberto de; Conde de Assis, Tamires [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vila Gianetti, Casa 24, 36 570-000 Vicosa, MG (Brazil); Queiroz, Maria Eliana L.R. de, E-mail: meliana@ufv.br [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vila Gianetti, Casa 24, 36 570-000 Vicosa, MG (Brazil)

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    Using a 2{sup 3} experimental design, liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning (LLE-LTP) was optimized and validated for analysis of three carbamates (aldicarb, carbofuran and carbaryl) in water samples. In this method, 2.0 mL of sample is placed in contact with 4.0 mL of acetonitrile. After agitation, the sample is placed in a freezer for 3 h for phase separation. The organic extract is analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV). For validation of the technique, the following figures of merit were evaluated: accuracy, precision, detection and quantification limits, linearity, sensibility and selectivity. Extraction recovery percentages of the carbamates aldicarb, carbofuran and carbaryl were 90%, 95% and 96%, respectively. Even though extremely low volumes of sample and solvent were used, the extraction method was selective and the detection and quantification limits were between 5.0 and 10.0 {mu}g L{sup -1}, and 17.0 and 33.0 {mu}g L{sup -1}, respectively.

  6. A solid-phase microextraction-gas chromatographic approach combined with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry for the assay of carbamate pesticides in water samples.

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    Cavaliere, Brunella; Monteleone, Marcello; Naccarato, Attilio; Sindona, Giovanni; Tagarelli, Antonio

    2012-09-28

    A simple and sensitive method was developed for the quantification of five carbamate pesticides in water samples using solid phase microextraction (SPME) combined with gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-QqQ-MS). The performance of five SPME fibers was tested in univariate mode whereas the other variables affecting the efficiency of SPME analysis were optimized by the multivariate approach of design of experiment (DoE) and, in particular, a central composite design (CCD) was applied. The optimum working conditions in terms of response values were achieved by performing analysis with polydimethylsiloxane/divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB) fiber in immersion mode for 45min at room temperature with addition of NaCl (10%). The multivariate chemometric approach was also used to explore the chromatographic behavior of the carbamates and to evaluate the importance of each variable investigated. An overall appraisement of results shows that the factor which gave a statistically significant effect on the response was only the injection temperature. Identification and quantification of carbamates was performed by using a gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-QqQ-MS) system in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) acquisition. Since the choice of internal standard represented a crucial step in the development of method to achieve good reproducibility and robustness for the entire analytical protocol, three compounds (2,3,5-trimethacarb, 4-bromo-3,5-dimethylphenyl-n-methylcarbamate (BDMC) and carbaryl-d7) were evaluated as internal standards. Both precision and accuracy of the proposed protocol tested at concentration of 0.08, 5 and 3 ?g l?¹ offered values ranging from 70.8% and 115.7% (except for carbaryl at 3 ?g l?¹) and from 1.0% and 9.0% for accuracy and precision, respectively. Moreover, LOD and LOQ values ranging from 0.04 to 1.7 ng l?¹ and from 0.64 to 2.9 ng l?¹, respectively, can be considered very satisfactory. PMID:22907043

  7. Characterization of acetylcholinesterase from the brain of the Amazonian tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) and in vitro effect of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides.

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    Assis, Caio Rodrigo Dias; Castro, Patrícia Fernandes; Amaral, Ian Porto Gurgel; Carvalho, Elba Verônica Matoso Maciel; Carvalho, Luiz Bezerra; Bezerra, Ranilson Souza

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    In the present study, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) from the brain of the Amazonian fish tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) was partially characterized and its activity was assayed in the presence of five organophosphates (dichlorvos, diazinon, chlorpyrifos, and tetraethyl pyrophosphate [TEPP]) and two carbamates (carbaryl and carbofuran) insecticides. Optimal pH and temperature were 7.0 to 8.0 and 45°C, respectively. The enzyme retained approximately 70% of activity after incubation at 50°C for 30 min. The insecticide concentration capable of inhibiting half of the enzyme activity (IC50) for dichlorvos, chlorpyrifos, and TEPP were calculated as 0.04?µmol/L, 7.6?µmol/L, and 3.7?µmol/L, respectively. Diazinon and temephos did not inhibit the enzyme. The IC50 values for carbaryl and carbofuran were estimated as 33.8?µmol/L and 0.92?µmol/L, respectively. These results suggest that AChE from the juvenile C. macropomum brain could be used as an alternative biocomponent of organophosphorus and carbamate biosensors in routine pesticide screening in the environment. PMID:20872688

  8. Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide exposure in Putumayo Province, Colombia Factores de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos en el departamento del Putumayo, 2006

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. In 2005, the Sistema de Vigilancia en Salud Pública, the governmental agency responsible for monitoring public health, found that Putumayo Province has the highest incidence of poisoning by pesticides in Colombia.
    Objective. Exposure to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides and carbamates was established in the agricultural population of Putumayo by determining acetylcholinesterase levels.
    Materials and methods. A cross-sectional survey was made in 204 occupationally exposed workers in four municipalities of Putumayo. A questionnaire was administered to collect subject information; a blood sample was taken for acetylcholinesterase determination by Michel's method. A straightforward analysis of the variables and possible associations were explored. A group of workers was enabled with SARAR (a participative educational strategy that means: S: safety, A: association, R: reaction, A: actualization and R: responsabilitymethodology for use and handling of pesticides.
    Results. The average time of exposure was nine years. Seventy-five percent declared using extremely toxic pesticides and 13% highly toxic. On average, they applied pesticides 7.3 hours/day. Nearly 10% used organochloride pesticides. Furthermore, 17.6% demonstrated inhibition of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase.
    Conclusion. A realistic scale of the pesticide use problem in humans was obtained; and the data effectively recommend an educatiional intervention for the workers and their families with SARAR methodology.Introducción. En 2005 el Sistema de Vigilancia en Salud Pública encontró que el departamento del Putumayo es la región con mayor incidencia de intoxicaciones por plaguicidas en Colombia.
    Objetivo. Establecer la exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos en la población agrícola mediante la determinación de los niveles de acetilcolinesterasa en el departamento
    de Putumayo, utilizando el método de Michel.
    Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 204 trabajadores ocupacionalmente expuestos, en cuatro municipios del departamento de Putumayo. Se aplicó una encuesta para recolectar información y se tomó una muestra de sangre para la determinación de la acetilcolinesterasa. Se llevó a cabo el análisis simple de las variables y se exploraron posibles asociaciones. Un grupo de trabajadores fueron capacitados con la metodología SARAR (una estrategia educacional participativa que significa: S: seguridad, A: asociación, R: reacción, A: actualización y R: responsabilidad sobre el uso y el manejo de plaguicidas.
    Resultados. Se estableció que el tiempo promedio de exposición fue de nueve años. El 75,2% manifestó emplear plaguicidas extremadamente tóxicos y el 13,0% altamente tóxicos. En promedio refirieron aplicar plaguicidas 7,3 horas al día. El 9,8% usaban plaguicidas organoclorados. En cuanto a la actividad de la enzima acetilcolinesterasa, 17,6% presentaban inhibición.
    Conclusión. Este trabajo permitió tener una dimensión real del problema de los plaguicidas en el Putumayo y utilizarla para hacer una intervención educativa sobre los trabajadores y sus familias, con la metodología SARAR.

  9. Summary of Validation of Multi-Pesticide Methods for Various Pesticide Formulations

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    The validation of multi-pesticide methods applicable for various types of pesticide formulations is treated. In a worked-out practical example, i.e. lambda cyhalothrin, the theoretical considerations outlined in the General Guidance section are put into practice. GC conditions, selection of an internal standard and criteria for an acceptable repeatability of injections are outlined, followed by sample preparation, calibration, batch analysis and confirmation of results through comparison using different separation columns. Complete sets of data are displayed in tabular form for other pesticide active ingredients and real formulations. (author)

  10. An improved and validated sample cleanup method for analysis of ethyl carbamate in Chinese liquor.

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    Xia, Qiang; Yuan, Huawei; Wu, Chongde; Zheng, Jia; Zhang, Suyi; Shen, Caihong; Yi, Bin; Zhou, Rongqing

    2014-09-01

    Ethyl carbamate (EC) is a potential human carcinogen widely existing in fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. The solid-phase extraction (SPE) coupled to gas chromatography mass spectrometry is a widely-used method to determine EC levels, but the accuracy varies with sample matrix and the effects of operation parameters are rarely examined. In this study, the influence factors involved in EC determination were investigated using Chinese liquor as sample matrix, and the improved method was further applied. Three types of SPE columns, including diatomite, Florisil, and primary-secondary amine, were compared in extraction efficiency, and the diatomite column exhibited the highest extraction efficiency. The optimal volumes of elution solvents with diatomite column were 15 mL for 3-mL samples solution loaded. In addition, the alcoholic strength for EC determination should be diluted below 20% (v/v) to avoid the enhancement of matrix-induced chromatographic response. Moreover, the pH neutralization could help improve EC recovery and peak resolution, reducing interfering effects. Based on these results, the improved method showed that the limit of detection, the limit of quantification, and average recoveries were 1.10 ?g/L, 3.65 ?g/L, and 93.06%, respectively. To further elucidate the underlying factors related to EC accumulation, partial least square regression analysis was conducted, and the results suggested that EC levels had the closest relationship with alcoholic strength among the remaining precursors. PMID:25124850

  11. Use of ZIF-8-derived nanoporous carbon as the adsorbent for the solid phase extraction of carbamate pesticides prior to high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis.

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    Hao, Lin; Liu, Xingli; Wang, Juntao; Wang, Chun; Wu, Qiuhua; Wang, Zhi

    2015-09-01

    In this work, a chemically and thermally robust and highly porous zeolite-type metal-organic framework, zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8), was used as both a precursor and a template and furfuryl alcohol as a second precursor to synthesize a nanoporous carbon. The prepared ZIF-8-derived nanoporous carbon was used as the solid-phase extraction adsorbent for the extraction of carbamate pesticides from cabbage and water samples. The adsorbed analytes were eluted with acetonitrile for the determination by high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection. The high surface area, high porosity, good stability and fast adsorption/desorption kinetics of the material enabled it to have a high adsorption capacity and good adsorption performance. Under optimum conditions, good linearity for the analytes in the range of 0.5-100 ng g(-1) and 0.05-20 ng mL(-1) existed for cabbage and water samples with the correlation coefficients of 0.9968-0.9980 and 0.9990-0.9995, respectively. The limits of detection (S/N=3) for the analytes were in the range of 0.25-0.1 ng g(-1) and 0.01-0.02 ng mL(-1) for the cabbage and water samples, respectively. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) for intra-day and the inter-day determinations of the analytes were below 7.0% and 12.5%, respectively. PMID:26003698

  12. Factores de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos en el departamento del Putumayo, 2006 / Organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide exposure in Putumayo Province, Colombia

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    Marcela, Varona; Gloria, Henao; Angélica, Lancheros; Álix, Murcia; Sonia, Díaz; Rocío, Morato; Ligia, Morales; Dyva, Revelo; Patricia, de Segurado.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. En 2005 el Sistema de Vigilancia en Salud Pública encontró que el departamento del Putumayo es la región con mayor incidencia de intoxicaciones por plaguicidas en Colombia. Objetivo. Establecer la exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos en la población agrícola mediante [...] la determinación de los niveles de acetilcolinesterasa en el departamento de Putumayo, utilizando el método de Michel. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 204 trabajadores ocupacionalmente expuestos, en cuatro municipios del departamento de Putumayo. Se aplicó una encuesta para recolectar información y se tomó una muestra de sangre para la determinación de la acetilcolinesterasa. Se llevó a cabo el análisis simple de las variables y se exploraron posibles asociaciones. Un grupo de trabajadores fueron capacitados con la metodología SARAR (una estrategia educacional participativa que significa: S: seguridad, A: asociación, R: reacción, A: actualización y R: responsabilidad) sobre el uso y el manejo de plaguicidas. Resultados. Se estableció que el tiempo promedio de exposición fue de nueve años. El 75,2% manifestó emplear plaguicidas extremadamente tóxicos y el 13,0% altamente tóxicos. En promedio refirieron aplicar plaguicidas 7,3 horas al día. El 9,8% usaban plaguicidas organoclorados. En cuanto a la actividad de la enzima acetilcolinesterasa, 17,6% presentaban inhibición. Conclusión. Este trabajo permitió tener una dimensión real del problema de los plaguicidas en el Putumayo y utilizarla para hacer una intervención educativa sobre los trabajadores y sus familias, con la metodología SARAR. Abstract in english Introduction. In 2005, the Sistema de Vigilancia en Salud Pública, the governmental agency responsible for monitoring public health, found that Putumayo Province has the highest incidence of poisoning by pesticides in Colombia. Objective. Exposure to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides and car [...] bamates was established in the agricultural population of Putumayo by determining acetylcholinesterase levels. Materials and methods. A cross-sectional survey was made in 204 occupationally exposed workers in four municipalities of Putumayo. A questionnaire was administered to collect subject information; a blood sample was taken for acetylcholinesterase determination by Michel’s method. A straightforward analysis of the variables and possible associations were explored. A group of workers was enabled with SARAR (a participative educational strategy that means: S: safety, A: association, R: reaction, A: actualization and R: responsability)methodology for use and handling of pesticides. Results. The average time of exposure was nine years. Seventy-five percent declared using extremely toxic pesticides and 13% highly toxic. On average, they applied pesticides 7.3 hours/day. Nearly 10% used organochloride pesticides. Furthermore, 17.6% demonstrated inhibition of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. Conclusion. A realistic scale of the pesticide use problem in humans was obtained; and the data effectively recommend an educatiional intervention for the workers and their families with SARAR methodology.

  13. Pesticides

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    ... or cause harm to crops, people, or animals. Pesticides can help get rid of them. Pesticides are not just insect killers. They also include ... mildew, germs, and more. Many household products contain pesticides. Pesticides can protect your health by killing germs, ...

  14. Estudio epidemiológico de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos en siete departamentos colombianos, 1998-2001 / Epidemiological study of organophosphate and carbamate pesticide exposure in 7 separated zones in Colombia

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    Omayda, Cárdenas; Elizabeth, Silva; Ligia, Morales; Jaime, Ortiz.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la actividad de la acetilcolineterasa en trabajadores con riesgo de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos y los plaguicidas más frecuentemente aplicados en los cultivos agrícolas en siete departamentos colombianos durante el período de 1998 a 2001. Material y mé [...] todos. De 1998 a 2001, participaron las entidades territoriales de salud de Boyacá, Caldas, Huila, Meta, Norte de Santander, Santander y Valle del Cauca, con 25.242 trabajadores a quienes se les realizó la determinación de la actividad de la acetilcolinesterasa como biomarcador de exposición a estos plaguicidas mediante el método de Limperos y Ranta modificado por Edson. Resultados. Del total de trabajadores, el 78,9% eran hombres y 21,1% mujeres; el 38,8% se encontraba en un rango de edad de 26 a 40 años. El 66,1% reportó pertenecer a un régimen de seguridad social; los oficios con mayor número de trabajadores fueron: fumigador-aplicador con 39,1% y jornalero con 24,9%. Se realizaron 25.356 pruebas de acetilcolinesterasa, de las cuales, 7,6% mostraron resultados anormales. Conclusiones. Con relación a los plaguicidas de importancia en salud pública más usados, se encontraron los organofosforados con 42,4% seguido por carbamatos con 17,8%, insecticidas organoclorados con 8,4% y clorinados 6,6%, lo cual hace necesario ampliar el uso de biomarcadores para la vigilancia de trabajadores expuestos a plaguicidas no controlados por el programa. Abstract in english Objective. Acetylcholinesterase activity was measured in workers potentially exposed to pesticides that are frequently used in agriculture in 7 provinces in Colombia between 1998and 2001. Material and methods. During this period, local health centers in the Departments (provinces) of Boyacá, Caldas, [...] Huila, Meta, Norte de Santander, Santander and Valle del Cauca monitored a total of 25,242 workers for acetylcholinesterase activity. The Limperos and Ranta method, modified by Edson, was used to detect levels of pesticide exposure. Results. The worker sample consisted of 78.9% men and 21.1% women. Thirty-nine percent of the workers were between 26 and 40 years of age, and 66% had social security. The most common work activities were use of spray applicators (39.1%) and harvesters (24.9%). Of the 25,356 tests for acetylcholinesterase activity, 7.6% showed abnormal activity levels. Conclusion. In the zones investigated, organophosphosphates were the most commonly used pesticides (42.4%), followed by carbamates (17.8%), organochlorines (8.4%) and chlorinates (6.6%). The diversity of pesticides in use underlines the need to increase the variety of biomarkers for monitoring exposed workers.

  15. Principles of Single-Laboratory Validation of Analytical Methods for Testing the Chemical Composition of Pesticides

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    Underlying theoretical and practical approaches towards pesticide formulation analysis are discussed, i.e. general principles, performance characteristics, applicability of validation data, verification of method performance, and adaptation of validated methods by other laboratories. The principles of single laboratory validation of analytical methods for testing the chemical composition of pesticides are outlined. Also the theoretical background is described for performing pesticide formulation analysis as outlined in ISO, CIPAC/AOAC and IUPAC guidelines, including methodological characteristics such as specificity, selectivity, linearity, accuracy, trueness, precision and bias. Appendices I–III hereof give practical and elaborated examples on how to use the Horwitz approach and formulae for estimating the target standard deviation towards acceptable analytical repeatability. The estimation of trueness and the establishment of typical within-laboratory reproducibility are treated in greater detail by means of worked-out examples. (author)

  16. Method development and validation for the determination of pesticides in green coffee by gas chromatography

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    This study describes the implementation and validation of a multiresidue methodology for the determination of organochlorine, organophosphorus and pyrethroids pesticides in green coffee. Pesticides residues were extracted from green samples with an acetone-water (2:1) mixture followed by ethyl acetate cyclohexane (1:1) partitioning. The clean up steps include gel permeation chromatography and mini column chromatography using silica gel. Final determination was carried out by high-resolution gas chromatography with a pulsed split less injection mode and simultaneous detection by ?-ECD and NPD coupled in parallel. The methodology is specific, selective precise and accurate. Recoveries of majority of pesticides from spiked samples range from 70 to 110% at fortification levels of 0.038 mg/kg-1.536 mg/kg with limit of quantitation between 0.011 mg/kg and 0.100 mg/kg

  17. Development and validation of a basin scale model PCPF-1@SWAT for simulating fate and transport of rice pesticides

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    The objective of this study was to develop, verify, and validate a new GIS-based model for simulating the fate and transport of rice pesticides in river basins. A plot scale model simulating pesticide fate and transport in rice paddies (PCPF-1) was incorporated into the Soil and Water Assessment To...

  18. Pesticides

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    ... skinned produce, or rinse it with lots of warm water mixed with salt and lemon juice or vinegar. ... chap 161. Chey H, Buchanan S. Toxins in everyday life. Prim Care . ... effects of common home, lawn, and garden pesticides. Pediatr ...

  19. Validation of a residue method to determine pesticide residues in cucumber by using nuclear techniques

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    In this study, a multi-residue method using ethyl acetate for extraction and gel permeation chromatography for clean-up was validated to determine chlorpyrifos, malathion and dichlorvos in cucumber by gas chromatography. For this purpose, homogenized cucumber samples were fortified with pesticides at 0.02 0.2, 0.8 and 1 mg/kg levels. The efficiency and repeatability of the method in extraction and cleanup steps were performed using 14C-carbaryl by radioisotope tracer technique. 14C-carbaryl recoveries after the extraction and cleanup steps were between 92.63-111.73 % with a repeatability of 4.85% (CV) and 74.83-102.22 % with a repeatability of 7.19% (CV), respectively. The homogeneity of analytical samples and the stability of pesticides during homogenization were determined using radio tracer technique and chromatographic methods, respectively.

  20. Adaptation and validation of the TLC detection methods in determination of pesticide residues in grain

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    This work was performed to investigate the possibilities of applying prescribed TLC detection methods in combination with GPC cleanup procedure in grains as alternative methods to gas and high performance liquid chromatography for pesticide residue analyses. The MDQ, RF and RRf values of marker and selected compounds were close to those reported in the basic method. The recoveries and reproducibility of the method obtained with wheat and rice samples in our laboratory were within the limits specified by the Codex GLs on method validation. The recoveries determined by GC analyses were practically the same which confirms the accuracy of TLC detection. (author)

  1. Development, validation and determination of multiclass pesticide residues in cocoa beans using gas chromatography and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Zainudin, Badrul Hisyam; Salleh, Salsazali; Mohamed, Rahmat; Yap, Ken Choy; Muhamad, Halimah

    2015-04-01

    An efficient and rapid method for the analysis of pesticide residues in cocoa beans using gas and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was developed, validated and applied to imported and domestic cocoa beans samples collected over 2 years from smallholders and Malaysian ports. The method was based on solvent extraction method and covers 26 pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides) of different chemical classes. The recoveries for all pesticides at 10 and 50 ?g/kg were in the range of 70-120% with relative standard deviations of less than 20%. Good selectivity and sensitivity were obtained with method limit of quantification of 10 ?g/kg. The expanded uncertainty measurements were in the range of 4-25%. Finally, the proposed method was successfully applied for the routine analysis of pesticide residues in cocoa beans via a monitoring study where 10% of them was found positive for chlorpyrifos, ametryn and metalaxyl. PMID:25442595

  2. Simultaneous determination of airborne carbamates in workplace by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection.

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    Li, Hong-Ping; Li, Jen-Hou; Li, Gwo-Chen; Jen, Jen-Fon

    2004-06-17

    A high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence (HPLC-F) detector was examined to simultaneous determination of airborne carbamates in the workplace of manufactory. The OVS-2 air sampling tube filled with glass fiber filter or quartz fiber and combined filter/XAD-2 were evaluated to collect nine commonly used carbamates (Carbofuran, Isoprocarb, Methomyl, Metolcarb, Thiodicarb, Carbaryl, Oxamyl, Methiocarb, and Prpoxur) from the air of manufactory in high humidity country. After being extracted with acetonitrile from sampling tubes, the carbamates were determined by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection posterior to on-line derivatization. The collection of carbamates and the recovery of extraction from glass wool fiber in several concentration levels, and from quartz filter were evaluated. The storage stability of carbamates was also tested. Results indicated that the HPLC-fluorescence method offers satisfactory resolution and sensitivity in carbamate analysis. With the glass fiber filter and combined filter/XAD-2, the Carbofuran, Isoprocarb, Methomyl, Metolcarb, and Thiodicarb were stable for a 28-day storage test, Carbaryl and Oxamyl for 14 days, and Methiocarb and Prpoxur for 7 days. All of these pesticides were with detection limit of 3mugm(-3). It is suited for environmental monitoring. The airborne carbamates in different areas of the manufactory were measured. PMID:18969467

  3. A Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship for acute oral toxicity of pesticides on rats: Validation, domain of application and prediction.

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    Hamadache, Mabrouk; Benkortbi, Othmane; Hanini, Salah; Amrane, Abdeltif; Khaouane, Latifa; Si Moussa, Cherif

    2016-02-13

    Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) models are expected to play an important role in the risk assessment of chemicals on humans and the environment. In this study, we developed a validated QSAR model to predict acute oral toxicity of 329 pesticides to rats because a few QSAR models have been devoted to predict the Lethal Dose 50 (LD50) of pesticides on rats. This QSAR model is based on 17 molecular descriptors, and is robust, externally predictive and characterized by a good applicability domain. The best results were obtained with a 17/9/1 Artificial Neural Network model trained with the Quasi Newton back propagation (BFGS) algorithm. The prediction accuracy for the external validation set was estimated by the Q(2)ext and the root mean square error (RMS) which are equal to 0.948 and 0.201, respectively. 98.6% of external validation set is correctly predicted and the present model proved to be superior to models previously published. Accordingly, the model developed in this study provides excellent predictions and can be used to predict the acute oral toxicity of pesticides, particularly for those that have not been tested as well as new pesticides. PMID:26513561

  4. Aldicarb: a case series of watermelon-borne carbamate toxicity.

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    D'Haenens, Joseph P; McDonald, Kimberly W; Langley, Ricky L; Higgins, Sheila A; Scott, Rick; Farquhar, Patrick N; Meggs, William J

    2013-01-01

    Improper use of pesticides on food plants can result in significant toxicity. In spite of regulations, enforcement, and prior episodes of poisonings, poisonings from misapplication of pesticides continues to occur. The objective of this study was to present a case series of toxicity resulting from ingestion of watermelon inappropriately treated with the carbamate insecticide aldicarb. A restrospective review of medical records, impounding the suspected watermelons, and chemical analysis of the watermelon samples using liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy were carried out. Seven farm workers shared a watermelon and presented to a rural emergency department with symptoms of cholinergic poisoning. They were treated empirically with atropine and pralidoxime. The farmer denied use of insecticides other than rat poison on the watermelon patch. Chemical analyst verified aldicarb in the watermelon samples from the field, but none in control samples. Despite government regulations, application of restricted pesticides such as aldicarb continues to occur and cause significant poisonings. PMID:23540307

  5. Validation of thin-layer chromatographic methods for pesticide residue analysis. Results of the coordinated research projects 1996-2002

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    Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) has a long history, but has been used only to a limited extent in pesticide residue analytical laboratories since gas liquid chromatography (GLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) became readily available. Recent developments in the quality of plate coating and detection systems, as well as in extraction and cleanup methods have revived interest in TLC. The combination of these procedures with rigid quality control has created a niche for TLC in laboratories working in compliance with ISO 17025 or GLP. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture recognized the importance of testing pesticide residues, especially in countries with limited resources. A coordinated research programme (CRP) was initiated for investigating the application of TLC detection methods to complement the instrumental techniques in pesticide residue analysis. An initial technical contract provided proof of the concept and elaborated the basic procedures, including a substantial database of retention factors and minimum detectable quantities of pesticides. To satisfy the demands from the eligible laboratories, two similar projects were started in 1997 and 1998. The titles of the projects were as follows: (i) Validation of Thin-layer Chromatographic Screening Methods for Pesticide Residue Analysis; and (ii) Alternative Methods to Gas and High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Grain. Scientists from 18 countries participated in the above noted two projects. The major tasks of this programme were to adapt the methods, check the repeatability and reproducibility of Rf values, the minimum detectable quantities (MDQ) and apply the methods for determining various pesticide residues in representative matrices. Furthermore, they have extended the methods to other pesticides and commodities of interest in their countries and validated the methods elaborated. This TECDOC includes the most important results of the CRPs. The Rf and MDQ values reported by the participating scientists are compiled in one table for facilitating the assessment of the repeatability and reproducibility of the results. Since the participants were applying the same basic methodology, described in detail in the first article, these methods are only referred to in the other papers. However, the modifications made by the participants are described in their papers. The purpose of this TECDOC is to provide the readers with comprehensive information on the application of TLC detection methods to complement the instrumental techniques in pesticide residue analysis. Further information on any specific topic may be obtained from the authors

  6. Generalisering og validering af model for afdrift af pesticider til læhegn og andre marknære biotoper

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    Bruus, Marianne; LØfstrØm, Per

    2014-01-01

    I det netop afsluttede projekt ”Generalisering og validering af model for sprøjtemiddelafdrift til læhegn og andre marknære biotoper” har vi målt, hvor meget af det sprøjtemiddel, landmanden sprøjter ud, der ender i markens læhegn. Målingerne er anvendt til at videreudvikle og validere en model, der kan forudsige afdriften af de fleste sprøjtemidler under forskellige betingelser. Modellen kan tage hensyn til de givne egenskaber for pesticidet og til dysens dråbestørrelser, hvordan vejret er og om der er en sprøjtefri zone mellem traktoren og naturen uden for marken. Desuden kan modellen differentiere mellem forskellige højder i læhegn. Som forventet var afdriften til læhegn mindre ved brug af en luftinjektions-dyse end ved sprøjtning med fladsprede-dyse i den samme mark. Forskellen i afdrift mellem de to typer af dyser viser, at der er potentiale for, via valg af sprøjteudstyr, at reducere mængden af pesticider, der lander i læhegnene og dermed reducerer blomstring og frugtsætning. Samtidig viser såvel målinger som modelberegninger, at der ikke er den store effekt af sprøjtefrie bufferzoner på afdriften til læhegn, specielt ikke i den øverste del af læhegnene, hvor frugterne ofte er mest talrige.

  7. Validation and Uncertainty of the method for multiresidue analysis of 35 pesticides in melon using Gas Chromatography Coupled to Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (GC-QP/MS)

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    Milhome, M. A. L.; Sousa, J. S.; Andrade, G. A.; de Castro, R. C.; Lima, L. K.; Lima, C. G.; Nascimento, R. F.

    2015-01-01

    QuEChERS method and detection in GC/SQ-MS were validated for the analysis of 35 pesticides in melon. Validation parameters (selectivity, linearity, LOD, LOQ, accuracy and precision) were determined according ABNT NBR 14029:2005. The recoveries rates for all the pesticides studied were from 63% to 117% with relative standard deviation (RSD) lower than 15% in the concentration range of 0.05 – 0.20 mg/kg. The limit of quantification (LOQ) for most compounds were below the MRLs established in Brazil. The combined relative uncertainty (Uc) and expanded uncertainty (Ue) was determined using repetitivity, recovery and calibration curves data for each pesticide.

  8. Validation of Analysis Method of pesticides in fresh tomatoes by Gas Chromatography associated to a liquid scintillation counting

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    Pesticides are nowadays considered as toxic for human health. The maximum residues levels (MRL) in foodstuff are more and more strict. Therefore, selective analytical techniques are necessary for their identification and their quantification. The aim of this study is to set up a multi residue method for the determination of pesticides in tomatoes by gas chromatography with ?ECD detector (GC/?ECD) associated to liquid scintillation counting. A global analytical protocol consisting of a QuECHERS version of the extraction step followed by purification step of the resulting extract on a polymeric sorbent was set up. The 14C-chloropyrifos used as an internal standard proved excellent to control the different steps needed for the sample preparation. The method optimized is specific, selective with a recovery averaged more than 70 pour cent, repetitive and reproducible. Although some others criteria need to be checked regarding validation before its use in routine analysis, the potential of the method has been demonstrated.

  9. Pesticide Use and Self-Reported Symptoms of Acute Pesticide Poisoning among Aquatic Farmers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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    Anders Dalsgaard; Jørgen Holm Petersen; Erik Jørs; Flemming Konradsen; Hanne Klith Jensen

    2010-01-01

    Organophosphates and carbamates (OPs/CMs) are known for their acetylcholinesterase inhibiting character. A cross-sectional study of pesticide handling practices and self-perceived symptoms of acute pesticide poisoning was conducted using questionnaire-based interviews with 89 pesticide sprayers in Boeung Cheung Ek (BCE) Lake, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The study showed that 50% of the pesticides used belonged to WHO class I + II and personal protection among the farmers were inadequate. A majority...

  10. 40 CFR 721.2025 - Substituted phenylimino carbamate derivative.

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    ... Substituted phenylimino carbamate derivative. 721.2025 Section 721.2025... Substituted phenylimino carbamate derivative. (a) Chemical substance and significant...as a substituted phenylimino carbamate derivative (PMN P-91-487) is subject...

  11. Validation of a methodology multi-residue for the determination of pesticides residuals in strawberry (fragraria spp.) by gas chromatography

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    This study describes the validation of multi-residue analytical methodology for the simultaneous determination of 19 organ chlorine, organophosphorus and organ nitrogen pesticides in strawberry. Pesticides residues were extracted from strawberry samples with ethyl acetate, the extracts were cleaned-up by GPC, the quantitative analysis was carried out by high resolution gas chromatography (GC) with a pulsed splitless injection mode and simultaneous detection by m-ECD and NPD coupled in parallel. The methodology is specific, selective, and accurate and robust the calibration curves in matrix matched analytical standards show linearity over the concentration range of 0.04-5.00 mg/kg with limits of detection and quantitation between 0.007-0.5 mg/kg and 0.01-1.00 mg/kg respectively. The recovery experiments yielding averages between 80-110% for most of the pesticides. The distribution of analyze in the laboratory sample was evaluated and it was found its homogeneity. The methodology was applied in field samples and was mainly found Captan residues below MRL

  12. Determination of carbamates in beverages by liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning and liquid chromatography

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    Simone M., Goulart; Renata D., Alves; Washington X. de, Paula; José Humberto de, Queiroz; Antônio A., Neves; Maria Eliana L. R. de, Queiroz.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Carbamatos são os pesticidas mais frequentemente encontrados em alimentos e bebidas de coloração escura em casos de intoxicação acidental ou intencional. Neste trabalho, extração líquido-líquido com partição em baixa temperatura (LLE-LTP) foi otimizada e validada para determinação dos carbamatos ald [...] icarb, carbofuran e carbaril em bebidas de sucos de uva e leite achocolatado. Este método envolve a extração com acetonitrila, partição líquido-líquido em baixa temperatura e análise por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência com detecção ultravioleta (HPLC-UV). O método é rápido, eficiente e de baixo custo, emprega pequenos volumes de solvente por amostra e não necessita de limpeza dos extratos. O método de extração foi seletivo e apresentou porcentagens de extração acima de 90%. As premissas relacionadas com os testes estatísticos de linearidade foram verificadas e confirmadas. O método de extração e análise foi validado com resultados satisfatórios e pode ser aplicado em análises de rotina e forenses. Abstract in english Carbamates are the pesticides most commonly found in dark colored foods and beverages in cases of accidental or intentional poisoning. In this work, the liquid-liquid extraction with low temperature partitioning (LLE-LTP) was optimized and validated for determination of the carbamates aldicarb, carb [...] ofuran and carbaryl in grape juice and chocolate milk beverages. This method involved extraction with acetonitrile, liquid-liquid partition at low temperature and the analysis by high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV). The method is rapid, efficient and of low-cost, employing small volumes of solvent per sample and requiring no cleanup of the extracts. The extraction methodology was selective and presented recovery percentages above 90%. The premises related to the statistical linearity tests were checked and confirmed. The method of extraction and analysis was validated with satisfactory results, and may be applied in forensic and routine analysis.

  13. The toxicologic effects of the carbamate insecticide aldicarb in mammals: a review.

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    Risher, J F; Mink, F L; Stara, J F

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    Aldicarb, 2-methyl-2-(methylthio)propionaldehyde-O-methylcarbamoyloxime, is an oxime carbamate insecticide manufactured by the Union Carbide Corporation and sold under the trade name Temik. It is a soil-applied systemic pesticide used against certain insects, mites, and nematodes, and is applied below the soil surface for absorption by plant roots. It is generally applied to the soil in the form of 5, 10, or 15% granules, and soil moisture is essential for the release of the toxicant. Uptake ...

  14. Development and validation of a basin scale model PCPF-1@SWAT for simulating fate and transport of rice pesticides

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    Boulange, Julien; Watanabe, Hirozumi; Inao, Keiya; Iwafune, Takashi; Zhang, Minghua; Luo, Yuzhou; Arnold, Jeff

    2014-09-01

    The objective of this study was to develop, verify, and validate a new GIS-based model for simulating the fate and transport of rice pesticides in river basins. A plot scale model simulating pesticide fate and transport in rice paddies (PCPF-1) was incorporated into the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) basin scale water and pollutant transport model. The new combined model, PCPF-1@SWAT model, was first used on some base-case scenarios to verify that the PCPF-1 algorithm and the routing of variables were correctly implemented. Next, the PCPF-1@SWAT model was calibrated and validated on the Sakura River basin (Ibaraki prefecture, Japan) using mefenacet concentrations measured during the rice growing season in 2008. The modeling procedures for simulating pesticide fate and transport in a Japanese river basin were demonstrated by providing model parameters related to hydrology, land use, pesticide fate, and rice field managements methods. The water flows predicted by the PCPF-1@SWAT model in the Sakura River basin were accurate throughout the whole simulation year, with R2 and ENS statistics exceeding 0.74 and 0.71, respectively for daily flow. The use of different seepage rates had appreciable influence on the simulations. High seepage rates gave a slight overestimation of the predicted base flow during the rice growing period, whereas the base flow predictions using lower seepage rates were comparable to measured data. The PCPF-1@SWAT model successfully simulated the fate and transport of mefenacet in the Sakura River in which measured mefenacet concentrations peaked soon after the initial herbicide application in May, and decreased gradually during the months of June and July. Occasional major precipitation events caused the mefenacet concentration in streams to peak quickly due to a corresponding loss of mefenacet from paddy areas, and then rapidly decrease due to dilution by excess rainfall discharge. The simulation using a seepage rate of 0.12 cm day-1 had the most accurate prediction of mefenacet concentration in river water with an R2 of 0.61 and an ENS of 0.65.

  15. Validation of a qualitative screening method for pesticides in fruits and vegetables by gas chromatography quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization

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    Portolés, T. [Research Institute for Pesticides and Water, University Jaume I, 12071 Castellón (Spain); RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Akkermaalsbos 2, 6708 WB Wageningen (Netherlands); Mol, J.G.J. [RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Akkermaalsbos 2, 6708 WB Wageningen (Netherlands); Sancho, J.V.; López, Francisco J. [Research Institute for Pesticides and Water, University Jaume I, 12071 Castellón (Spain); Hernández, F., E-mail: hernandf@uji.es [Research Institute for Pesticides and Water, University Jaume I, 12071 Castellón (Spain)

    2014-08-01

    Highlights: • Applicability of GC-(APCI)QTOF MS as new tool for wide-scope screening of pesticides in fruits and vegetables demonstrated. • Validation of screening method according to SANCO/12571/2013. • Detection of the pesticides based on the presence of M+·/MH+ in most cases. • Screening detection limit 0.01 mg kg{sup ?1} for 77% of the pesticides investigated. • Successful identification at 0.01 mg kg{sup ?1} for 70% of the pesticides/matrix combinations. - Abstract: A wide-scope screening method was developed for the detection of pesticides in fruit and vegetables. The method was based on gas chromatography coupled to a hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer with an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization source (GC-(APCI)QTOF MS). A non-target acquisition was performed through two alternating scan events: one at low collision energy and another at a higher collision energy ramp (MS{sup E}). In this way, both protonated molecule and/or molecular ion together with fragment ions were obtained in a single run. Validation was performed according to SANCO/12571/2013 by analysing 20 samples (10 different commodities in duplicate), fortified with a test set of 132 pesticides at 0.01, 0.05 and 0.20 mg kg{sup ?1}. For screening, the detection was based on one diagnostic ion (in most cases the protonated molecule). Overall, at the 0.01 mg kg{sup ?1} level, 89% of the 2620 fortifications made were detected. The screening detection limit for individual pesticides was 0.01 mg kg{sup ?1} for 77% of the pesticides investigated. The possibilities for identification according to the SANCO criteria, requiring two ions with a mass accuracy ?±5 ppm and an ion-ratio deviation ?±30%, were investigated. At the 0.01 mg kg{sup ?1} level, identification was possible for 70% of the pesticides detected during screening. This increased to 87% and 93% at the 0.05 and 0.20 mg kg{sup ?1} level, respectively. Insufficient sensitivity for the second ion was the main reason for the inability to identify detected pesticides, followed by deviations in mass accuracy and ion ratios.

  16. Validation of a qualitative screening method for pesticides in fruits and vegetables by gas chromatography quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization

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    Highlights: • Applicability of GC-(APCI)QTOF MS as new tool for wide-scope screening of pesticides in fruits and vegetables demonstrated. • Validation of screening method according to SANCO/12571/2013. • Detection of the pesticides based on the presence of M+·/MH+ in most cases. • Screening detection limit 0.01 mg kg?1 for 77% of the pesticides investigated. • Successful identification at 0.01 mg kg?1 for 70% of the pesticides/matrix combinations. - Abstract: A wide-scope screening method was developed for the detection of pesticides in fruit and vegetables. The method was based on gas chromatography coupled to a hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer with an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization source (GC-(APCI)QTOF MS). A non-target acquisition was performed through two alternating scan events: one at low collision energy and another at a higher collision energy ramp (MSE). In this way, both protonated molecule and/or molecular ion together with fragment ions were obtained in a single run. Validation was performed according to SANCO/12571/2013 by analysing 20 samples (10 different commodities in duplicate), fortified with a test set of 132 pesticides at 0.01, 0.05 and 0.20 mg kg?1. For screening, the detection was based on one diagnostic ion (in most cases the protonated molecule). Overall, at the 0.01 mg kg?1 level, 89% of the 2620 fortifications made were detected. The screening detection limit for individual pesticides was 0.01 mg kg?1 for 77% of the pesticides investigated. The possibilities for identification according to the SANCO criteria, requiring two ions with a mass accuracy ?±5 ppm and an ion-ratio deviation ?±30%, were investigated. At the 0.01 mg kg?1 level, identification was possible for 70% of the pesticides detected during screening. This increased to 87% and 93% at the 0.05 and 0.20 mg kg?1 level, respectively. Insufficient sensitivity for the second ion was the main reason for the inability to identify detected pesticides, followed by deviations in mass accuracy and ion ratios

  17. Development and validation of methodology for the determination of residues of organophosphorus pesticides in tomatoes

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    Anagilda B., Gobo; Márcia H. S., Kurz; Ionara R., Pizzutti; Martha B., Adaime; Renato, Zanella.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Os pesticidas organofosforados são freqüentemente aplicados no cultivo de tomate no Brasil. No presente trabalho uma metodologia analítica foi desenvolvida e validada para a quantificação de resíduos dos pesticidas organofosforados acefato, chlorpyrifós, malation, metamidofós and paration metílico e [...] m tomate, empregando Cromatografia Gasosa com Detector de Nitrogênio e Fósforo (GC-NPD). A possibilidade de ocorrência de efeito matriz foi estudada. As curvas analíticas, preparadas nos extratos da matriz, foram lineares de 0,006 até 0,80 mg L-1. Os estudos de precisão forneceram resultados com RSD Abstract in english The organophosphorus pesticides are frequently applied in tomato cultivation in Brazil. In the present work an analytical methodology for quantification of the organophosphorus pesticides: acephate, chlorpyrifos, malathion, methamidophos and parathion-methyl residues in tomatoes was developed and va [...] lidated using Gas Chromatography with a Nitrogen-Phosphorus Detector (GC-NPD). The possibility of a matrix effect was studied. Analytical curves prepared in an extract of the matrix were linear from 0.006 to 0.80 mg L-1. The precision studies supplied results with RSD

  18. Solvent-Free Preparation of Primary Carbamates

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    2006-01-01

    Herein, we describe a simple and efficient method for the conversion of compounds containing a hydroxyl group to primary carbamates at room temperature with excellent yield and purity, and without any epimerization, in the absence of solvent.

  19. Detection of benzimidazole carbamates and amino metabolites in liver by surface plasmon resonance-biosensor

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    Two surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor screening assays were developed and validated to detect 11 benzimidazole carbamate (BZT) and four amino-benzimidazole veterinary drug residues in liver tissue. The assays used polyclonal antibodies, raised in sheep, to detect BZTs and amino-benzimidazole...

  20. Validação de método multirresíduo para determinação de pesticidas em alimentos empregando QuEChERS E UPLC-MS/MS Multiresidue method validation for determination of pesticides in food using QuEChERS and UPLC-MS/MS

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    Sonia C. N. Queiroz; Vera L. Ferracini; Maria A. Rosa

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a practical and rapid method which was validated for simultaneous quantification and confirmation of 29 pesticides in fruits and vegetables using ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The samples were extracted following the method known as QuEChERS. Using the developed chromatographic conditions, the pesticides can be separated in less than 9 min. Two multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assays were used for each pesticide. Four repr...

  1. Fenugreek hydrogel-agarose composite entrapped gold nanoparticles for acetylcholinesterase based biosensor for carbamates detection.

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    Kestwal, Rakesh Mohan; Bagal-Kestwal, Dipali; Chiang, Been-Huang

    2015-07-30

    A biosensor was fabricated to detect pesticides in food samples. Acetylcholinesterase was immobilized in a novel fenugreek hydrogel-agarose matrix with gold nanoparticles. Transparent thin films with superior mechanical strength and stability were obtained with 2% fenugreek hydrogel and 2% agarose. Immobilization of acetylcholinesterase on the membrane resulted in high enzyme retention efficiency (92%) and a significantly prolonged shelf life of the enzyme (half-life, 55 days). Transmission electron microscopy revealed that, gold nanoparticles (10-20 nm in diameter) were uniformly dispersed in the fenugreek hydrogel-agarose-acetylcholinesterase membrane. This immobilized enzyme-gold nanoparticle dip-strip system detected various carbamates, including carbofuran, oxamyl, methomyl, and carbaryl, with limits of detection of 2, 21, 113, and 236 nM (S/N = 3), respectively. Furthermore, the fabricated biosensor exhibited good testing capabilities when used to detect carbamates added to various fruit and vegetable samples. PMID:26320646

  2. Electrochemical study of some insecticides deriving from carbamates in aprotic media

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    With the rapid growth of the population, there is an increasing demand for agriculture products and a consequent need of pesticides. It is essential to have an analytical methodology to monitoring them in the environment. The present work reports the electrochemical behavior of three carbamate insecticides, methiocarb, bendiocarb and zectran. In oxidation, the cyclic voltammetry measurements indicated an irreversible electrode process for each insecticide in organic media. The electron transfer stoichiometry was determined; the effects of the concentration and the scan rate on oxidation of these compounds were investigated. There was evidence of an ECE type reaction. The principal oxidation products of the carbamate insecticides were determined in acetonitrile using mass spectrometry analysis. Results of this study will be used to develop an electrochemical method for analyzing these compounds.

  3. Validation of a method using solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography for the determination of pesticide residues in groundwaters

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    Sergiane S., Caldas; Adriana, Demoliner; Ednei G., Primel.

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, um método para determinação dos agrotóxicos carbofurano, clomazona, 2,4-D e tebuconazol em águas subterrâneas é descrito. O método utiliza a Extração em Fase Sólida (EFS) com cartuchos de C18 e quantificação por Cromatografia Líquida de Alta eficiência com Detector de Arranjo de Diod [...] os (CLAE-DAD). Após a otimização dos parâmetros de extração e separação dos compostos, o método foi validado avaliando-se curva analítica, linearidade, limites de detecção e quantificação, precisão e exatidão (recuperação). O método apresentou recuperações médias de 87,9% e 96,9%, para a repetibilidade e precisão intermediária, respectivamente, com RSD de 0,8 a 20,7% para todos os compostos. O método será empregado na determinação de agrotóxicos em águas subterrâneas com um limite de quantificação de 0,2 ?g L-1. Abstract in english A method is described for the determination of the pesticides carbofuran, clomazone, 2,4-D and tebuconazole in groundwaters. The method involves solid phase extraction (SPE) with C18 cartridges and quantification by high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD). After t [...] he optimization of the extraction and separation parameters, the method was validated by evaluating the analytical curve, linearity, limits of detection and quantification, precision and accuracy (recovery). The method presents an average recovery of 87.9% and 96.9%, in repeatability and intermediate precision conditions, respectively, with adequate precision (RSD from 0.8 to 20.7%), for all compounds. The method will be applied to determine pesticides in groundwater samples with limit of quantification of 0.2 ?g L-1.

  4. Development and Validation of a Multiresidue Method for the Determination of Pesticides in Dry Samples (Rice and Wheat Flour) Using Liquid Chromatography/Triple Quadrupole Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

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    Grande-Martínez, Ángel; Arrebola, Francisco Javier; Moreno, Laura Díaz; Vidal, José Luis Martínez; Frenich, Antonia Garrido

    2015-01-01

    A rapid and sensitive multiresidue method was developed and validated for the determination of around 100 pesticides in dry samples (rice and wheat flour) by ultra-performance LC coupled to a triple quadrupole mass analyzer working in tandem mode (UPLC/QqQ-MS/MS). The sample preparation step was optimized for both matrixes. Pesticides were extracted from rice samples using aqueous ethyl acetate, while aqueous acetonitrile extraction [modified QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method] was used for wheat flour matrixes. In both cases the extracts were then cleaned up by dispersive solid phase extraction with MgSO4 and primary secondary amine+C18 sorbents. A further cleanup step with Florisil was necessary to remove fat in wheat flour. The method was validated at two concentration levels (3.6 and 40 ?g/kg for most compounds), obtaining recoveries ranging from 70 to 120%, intraday and interday precision values?20% expressed as RSDs, and expanded uncertainty values?50%. The LOQ values ranged between 3.6 and 20 ?g/kg, although it was set at 3.6 ?g/kg for the majority of the pesticides. The method was applied to the analysis of 20 real samples, and no pesticides were detected. PMID:26525236

  5. 21 CFR 520.434 - Chlorphenesin carbamate tablets.

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    ...2010-04-01 false Chlorphenesin carbamate tablets. 520.434 Section 520.434 Food and...DRUGS § 520.434 Chlorphenesin carbamate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each tablet contains 400 milligrams of chlorphenesin...

  6. [Pesticide residues in drinking water of an agricultural community in the state of Mérida, Venezuela].

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    Flores-García, Mery Elisa; Molina-Morales, Yuri; Balza-Quintero, Alirio; Benítez-Díaz, Pedro Rafael; Miranda-Contreras, Leticia

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the presence of pesticides in drinking water from six aqueducts in a region of intense agricultural activity in the state of Merida, Venezuela. The study was conducted for four continuous weeks, between May and June 2008. Pesticide residues were analyzed by solid phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography (HPLC) with diode array detector (DAD). The method SPE-HPLC-DAD met the criteria of analytical validation, with good linearity (R2: 0.9840 to 0.9999), precision (coefficient of inter-day variability from 1.47 to 6.25%), accuracy (relative standard deviation 0.9 to 9.20%) and sensitivity (LOD mancozeb with 0.400 microg/L). Seven of the thirteen selected pesticides have a recovery rate between 100% and 70%, the rest between 61% and 37%. Ten pesticides of the following chemical groups, were detected in 72 samples analyzed: organophosphates, carbamates, triazines and urea derivatives. The pesticides with the highest frequency of detection were: carbofuran and atrazine (39%), malathion (25%), dimethoate and metribuzin (19%). The pesticides found at high levels were diazinon (26.31 microg/L), methamidophos (10.99 microg/L), malathion (2.03 microg/L) and mancozeb (1.27 microg/L). Pesticide levels did not exceed the maximum allowed by Venezuelan law, however, according to international standards (EU and EPA-USA) values were above the maximum permissible levels. This study demonstrates the urgent need for systematic monitoring of the quality of water for human consumption in regions of high agricultural productivity. PMID:22523840

  7. Age dependence of organophosphate and carbamate neurotoxicity in the postnatal rat: extrapolation to the human

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    One important aspect of risk assessment for the organophosphate and carbamate pesticides is to determine whether their neurotoxicity occurs at lower dose levels in human infants compared to adults. Because these compounds probably exert their neurotoxic effects through the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), the above question can be narrowed to whether the cholinesterase inhibition and neurotoxicity they produce is age-dependent, both in terms of the effects produced and potency. The rat is the animal model system most commonly used to address these issues. This paper first discusses the adequacy of the postnatal rat to serve as a model for neurodevelopment in the postnatal human, concluding that the two species share numerous pathways of postnatal neurodevelopment, and that the rat in the third postnatal week is the neurodevelopmental equivalent of the newborn human. Then, studies are discussed in which young and adult rats were dosed by identical routes with organophosphates or carbamates. Four pesticides were tested in rat pups in their third postnatal week: aldicarb, chlorpyrifos, malathion, and methamidophos. The first three, but not methamidophos, caused neurotoxicity at dose levels that ranged from 1.8- to 5.1-fold lower (mean 2.6-fold lower) in the 2- to 3-week-old rat compared to the adult. This estimate in the rat, based on a limited data set of three organophosphates and a single carbamate, probably represents the minimum difference in the neurotoxicity of an untested cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticide that should be expected between the human neonate and adult. For the organophosphates, the greater sensitivity of postnatal rats, and, by analogy, that expected for human neonates, is correlated with generally lower levels of the enzymes involved in organophosphate deactivation

  8. Fluorimetric Determination of Carbamate Pesticides in Host-Guest Complexes

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    Alicia Viviana Veglia

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available From the effect of β-cyclodextrin and hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin on the UVvisible and fluorescence spectra of carbaryl and carbofuran, the values of association constants were determined. The ratio of the fluorescence quantum yields for the bound and free substrates indicated an enhanced fluorimetric method of detection.

  9. Treatment rationale for dogs poisoned with aldicarb (carbamate pesticide)

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    L F, Arnot; D J H, Veale; J C A, Steyl; J G, Myburgh.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The treatment rationale for dogs poisoned by aldicarb is reviewed from a pharmacological perspective. The illegal use of aldicarb to maliciously poison dogs is a major problem in some parts of the world. In South Africa, it is probably the most common canine poisoning treated by companion animal vet [...] erinarians. Aldicarb poisoning is an emergency and veterinarians need to be able to diagnose it and start with effective treatment immediately to ensure a reasonable prognosis. Successful treatment depends on the timely use of an anti-muscarinic drug (e.g. atropine). Additional supportive treatment options, including fluid therapy, diphenhydramine, benzodiazepines and the prevention of further absorption (activated charcoal) should also be considered. Possible complications after treatment are also briefly discussed.

  10. Validation of a fast and easy method for the determination of residues from 229 pesticides in fruits and vegetables using gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric detection.

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    Lehotay, Steven J; de Kok, André; Hiemstra, Maurice; Van Bodegraven, Peter

    2005-01-01

    Validation experiments were conducted of a simple, fast, and inexpensive method for the determination of 229 pesticides fortified at 10-100 ng/g in lettuce and orange matrixes. The method is known as the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method for pesticide residues in foods. The procedure involved the extraction of a 15 g sample with 15 mL acetonitrile, followed by a liquid-liquid partitioning step performed by adding 6 g anhydrous MgSO4 plus 1.5 g NaCl. After centrifugation, the extract was decanted into a tube containing 300 mg primary secondary amine (PSA) sorbent plus 1.8 g anhydrous MgSO4, which constituted a cleanup procedure called dispersive solid-phase extraction (dispersive SPE). After a second shaking and centrifugation step, the acetonitrile extract was transferred to autosampler vials for concurrent analysis by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with an ion trap instrument and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry with a triple quadrupole instrument using electrospray ionization. Each analytical method was designed to analyze 144 pesticides, with 59 targeted by both instruments. Recoveries for all but 11 of the analytes in at least one of the matrixes were between 70-120% (90-110% for 206 pesticides), and repeatabilities typically <10% were achieved for a wide range of fortified pesticides, including methamidophos, spinosad, imidacloprid, and imazalil. Dispersive SPE with PSA retained carboxylic acids (e.g., daminozide), and <50% recoveries were obtained for asulam, pyridate, dicofol, thiram, and chlorothalonil. Many actual samples and proficiency test samples were analyzed by the method, and the results compared favorably with those from traditional methods. PMID:15859089

  11. AN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) TESTING OF ENZYMATIC TEST KITS FOR WARFARE AGENTS AND PESTICIDES IN DRINKING WATER

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    Enzymatic test kits, generally designed to be handheld and portable, detect the presence of chemical agents, carbamate pesticides, and/or organophosphate pesticides by relying on the reaction of the cholinesterase enzyme. Under normal conditions, the enzyme reacts as expected wi...

  12. Multiresidue analysis of 36 pesticides in soil using a modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe method by liquid chromatography with tandem quadruple linear ion trap mass spectrometry.

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    Feng, Xue; He, Zeying; Wang, Lu; Peng, Yi; Luo, Ming; Liu, Xiaowei

    2015-09-01

    A new method for simultaneous determination of 36 pesticides, including 15 organophosphorus, six carbamate, and some other pesticides in soil was developed by liquid chromatography with tandem quadruple linear ion trap mass spectrometry. The extraction and clean-up steps were optimized based on the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe method. The data were acquired in multiple reaction monitoring mode combined with enhanced product ion to increase confidence of the analytical results. Validation experiments were performed in soil samples. The average recoveries of pesticides at four spiking levels (1, 5, 50, and 100 ?g/kg) ranged from 63 to 126% with relative standard deviation below 20%. The limits of detection of pesticides were 0.04-0.8 ?g/kg, and the limits of quantification were 0.1-2.6 ?g/kg. The correlation coefficients (r(2) ) were higher than 0.990 in the linearity range of 0.5-200 ?g/L for most of the pesticides. The method allowed for the analysis of the target pesticides in the lower ?g/kg concentration range. The optimized method was then applied to the test of real soil samples obtained from several areas in China, confirming the feasibility of the method. PMID:26097100

  13. Validation of a multi-residue method for the determination of residuals pesticides in cabbage (Brassica Oleracea var. Capitata) for gases chromatography

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    This study describes the validation of a multi-residue method for the determination of most used organo chlorine, organophosphorus and organonitrogen pesticides in cabbage in the Cundinamarca Department (Colombia). The extraction process includes blending of small sample quantity with ethyl acetate in presence of Na2SO4 and NaHCO3, filtration and concentration. The clean up steps include GPC and mini-column chromatography using silica gel. Final determination was carried out by gas chromatography with: pulsed splitless injection, HP-5 capillary column, and a parallel detection system with micro electron capture detection (? - ECD) and Nitrogen-Phosphorus Detection (NPD). The methodology is specific, selective, accurate and robust. Recovery values of majority of pesticides were in the range 70-120% at spiking levels ranging 0.05-10.73 mg/kg. Limits of detection were less than 0.10 mg/kg for most of the studied compounds. The distribution of the analyses in the laboratory sample was evaluated and it was found its homogeneity. The evaluation of pesticide residues was made in a specific area of municipality of Madrid-Cundinamarca, (Colombia). No residues of the studied analyses were founded

  14. Amino Acid Carbamates As Prodrugs Of Resveratrol.

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    Mattarei, Andrea; Azzolini, Michele; La Spina, Martina; Zoratti, Mario; Paradisi, Cristina; Biasutto, Lucia

    2015-01-01

    Resveratrol (3, 5, 4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene), a plant polyphenol, has important drug-like properties, but its pharmacological exploitation in vivo is hindered by its rapid transformation via phase II conjugative metabolism. One approach to bypass this problem relies on prodrugs. We report here the synthesis, characterization, stability and in vivo pharmacokinetic behaviour of prodrugs of resveratrol in which the OH groups are engaged in an N-monosubstituted carbamate ester (-OC(O)NHR) linkage with a natural amino acid (Leu, Ile, Phe, Thr) to prevent conjugation and modulate the physicochemical properties of the molecule. We also report a convenient, high-yield protocol to obtain derivatives of this type. The new carbamate ester derivatives are stable at pH 1, while they undergo slow hydrolysis at physiological pH and hydrolyse with kinetics suitable for use in prodrugs in whole blood. After administration to rats by oral gavage the isoleucine-containing prodrug was significantly absorbed, and was present in the bloodstream as non-metabolized unaltered or partially deprotected species, demonstrating effective shielding from first-pass metabolism. We conclude that prodrugs based on the N-monosubstituted carbamate ester bond have the appropriate stability profile for the systemic delivery of phenolic compounds. PMID:26463125

  15. Vortex-assisted surfactant-enhanced emulsification liquid-liquid microextraction for the determination of carbamates in juices by micellar electrokinetic chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Moreno-González, David; Huertas-Pérez, José F; García-Campaña, Ana M; Gámiz-Gracia, Laura

    2015-07-01

    A new method based on vortex-assisted surfactant-enhanced-emulsification liquid-liquid microextraction has been developed for the extraction of carbamate pesticides in juice samples prior to their determination by micellar electrokinetic chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry. This sample treatment allowed the satisfactory extraction and the extract clean-up of 25 carbamates from different fruit and vegetal juices (banana, tomato, and peach). In this study, the addition of ammonium perfluorooctanoate in the aqueous sample in combination with vortex agitation, provided very clean extracts with short extraction times. Under optimized conditions, recoveries of the proposed method for these pesticides from fortified juice samples ranged from 81% to 104%, with relative standard deviations lower than 15%. Limits of quantification were between 2.3µgkg(-)(1) and 4.7µgkg(-)(1), showing the high sensitivity of this fast and simple method. PMID:25882424

  16. Acute pesticide poisoning and pesticide registration in Central America

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    The International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has been for 20 years the most acknowledged international initiative for reducing negative impact from pesticide use in developing countries. We analyzed pesticide use and poisoning in Central America, particularly in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and evaluated whether registration decisions are based on such data, in accordance with the FAO Code. Extensive use of very hazardous pesticides continues in Central America and so do poisonings with organophosphates, carbamates, endosulfan and paraquat as the main causative agents. Central American governments do not carry out or commission scientific risk assessments. Instead, guidelines from international agencies are followed for risk management through the registration process. Documentation of pesticide poisonings during several decades never induced any decision to ban or restrict a pesticide. However, based on the official surveillance systems, in 2000, the ministers of health of the seven Central American countries agreed to ban or restrict twelve of these pesticides. Now, almost 4 years later, restrictions have been implemented in El Salvador and in Nicaragua public debate is ongoing. Chemical and agricultural industries do not withdraw problematic pesticides voluntarily. In conclusion, the registration processes in Central America do not comply satisfactorily with the FAO Code. However, international regulatory guidelines are important in developing countries, and international agencies should strongly extend its scope and influence, limiting industry involvement. Profound changes in international and national agricultural policies, steering towards sustainable agriculture based on non-chemical pest management, are the only way to reduce poisonings

  17. Validation of a multiclass multiresidue method and monitoring results for 210 pesticides in fruits and vegetables by gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry.

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    Uclés, Samanta; Belmonte, Noelia; Mezcua, Milagros; Martínez, Ana B; Martinez-Bueno, M Jesus; Gamón, Miguel; Fernández-Alba, Amadeo R

    2014-01-01

    A rapid, sensitive, accurate and reliable multiresidue method for the identification and quantification of 210 relevant pesticides in four representative fruit and vegetable commodities (tomato, potato, spring onion and orange) has been developed and validated by gas chromatography in tandem with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. The method has been fully validated and applied to 292 samples from different countries. Prior to instrumental analysis, an extraction procedure based on a sample extraction of multiclass analytes, using the ethyl acetate method was employed. Mass spectrometric conditions were individually optimized for each compound in the selected reaction monitoring (SRM) mode to achieve maximum sensitivity. The pesticides were separated in less than 25 min. This was followed by an exhaustive control of the retention times. The Retention Time Locking Method was applied, working at a constant pressure throughout the analysis. System maintenance was reduced by using a purged capillary flow device that provided backflush capabilities by reversing column flow immediately after elution of the last compound of interest. Istotopically labelled internal standards were employed to improve the quality of the analytical results. PMID:24901959

  18. Modification and re-validation of the ethyl acetate-based multi-residue method for pesticides in produce

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    Mol, J.G.J.; Rooseboom, A.; Dam, R. van; Roding, M.; Arondeus, K.; Sunarto, S.

    2007-01-01

    The ethyl acetate-based multi-residue method for determination of pesticide residues in produce has been modified for gas chromatographic (GC) analysis by implementation of dispersive solid-phase extraction (using primary–secondary amine and graphitized carbon black) and large-volume (20 ?L) injection. The same extract, before clean-up and after a change of solvent, was also analyzed by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS–MS). All aspects related to sample preparation w...

  19. Development, validation and application of a time-dependent food web bioaccumulation model for organic pesticides in aquatic ecosystems

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    Lai, Hao-Feng

    2010-01-01

    Currently, steady-state based bioaccumulation models are used by regulators to assist environmental guideline development and to conduct legislation of pesticides. For high Kow chemicals that do not reach steady-state in environmental compartments quickly, the steady-state based models could overestimate chemical concentrations and lead to errors in environmental evaluation. A time-dependent food web bioaccumulation model was developed to improve the evaluation of the fate and effects of pest...

  20. Magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers based on carbon nanotubes for extraction of carbamates

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    A fast and economical method has been developed for the preconcentration of the carbamates propoxur, pirimicarb and promecarb by using magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (m-MIPs). Propoxur was applied as the template for the analytes, and carbon nanotubes as a supporting template. The effects of the amount of magnetic sorbent, shaking time and rate, eluting solution on the extraction efficiency were studied. The processes of adsorption and desorption occur within 25 min, and the m-MIPs can be collected by applying an external magnetic field within 15 s. The m-MIPs were characterized by using FTIR, transmission electron microscopy, and with a vibrating sample magnetometer. The pesticides were quantified by HPLC with UV detection. Recoveries of spiked samples range from 90.5 to 98.6 %, and the lower detection limits range from 9.7 to 12.0 ?g kg?1. The method is selective and convenient. The m-MIPs were successfully applied to enrich and determine the carbamates in spiked homogenates of apples, oranges and pears (author)

  1. Analysis of pesticides in fruit, vegetables and cereals using methanolic extraction and detection by LC-MS/MS

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    Granby, Kit; Andersen, Jens Hinge

    2004-01-01

    Abstract: A method for analysing carbamates and other relatively polar pesticides by LC–MS–MS with electrospray ionisation has been developed. The method is based on extraction by ultrasonication using a methanolic ammonium acetate–acetic acid buffer. After centrifugation the samples are filtered in Miniprep filter HPLC vials and detected by LC–MS–MS. To compensate for variations in the MS response [13C6]-carbaryl was used as internal standard and matrix-matched pesticide solutions were used as external standards for the quantification. The method has been validated for the matrices apple, avocado, carrot, lettuce, orange, potato and wheat at the spiking levels—0.02; 0.04 and 0.20 mg kg?1. Recoveries were generally in the range 70–120%. Results from participation in three intercomparisons proved the accuracy of the method. As the analytical procedure does not include any concentration or cleanup steps, it is easy and fast to perform, making it applicable for routine analysis in large pesticide monitoring programmes.

  2. QuEChERS GC-MS validation and monitoring of pesticide residues in different foods in the tomato classification group.

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    Ramírez Restrepo, Andrés; Gallo Ortiz, Andrés Fernando; Hoyos Ossa, Duvan Esteban; Peñuela Mesa, Gustavo Antonio

    2014-09-01

    The objective of this study was to validate (SANCO/12495/2011 and NTC-ISO/IEC 17025) multi-residue multi-class methods using QuEChERS sample preparation and GC-MS for the analysis of regulated pesticides in tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), tamarillos (Solanum betaceum) and goldenberries (Physalis peruviana). These Latin American products are representative and widely produced in Antioquia (Colombia). Sample preparation followed the UNE-EN 15662 method (150 mg MgSO4, 25mg primary secondary amines and 25mg of octadecylsiloxane for cleanup; graphitized carbon black was added for tomatoes). Extracts were injected using a programmed temperature-vaporizing injector. The residues were validated over a range from 0.02 mg/kg to 0.20 mg/kg, with 24 analytes validated in tomatoes, 33 in tamarillos and 28 in goldenberries. An initial risk assessment was enabled by monitoring 24 samples in the municipalities of El Peñol, Marinilla and San Vicente Ferrer. Risks were found for tomatoes, but no significant risks were found for tamarillos or goldenberries. PMID:24731326

  3. Brassinosteroids play a critical role in the regulation of pesticide metabolism in crop plants

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    Zhou, Yanhong; Xia, Xiaojian; Yu, Gaobo; Wang, Jitao; Wu, Jingxue; Wang, Mengmeng; Yang, Youxin; Shi, Kai; Yu, Yunlong; Chen, Zhixiang; Gan, Jay; Yu, Jingquan

    2015-01-01

    Pesticide residues in agricultural produce pose a threat to human health worldwide. Although the detoxification mechanisms for xenobiotics have been extensively studied in mammalian cells, information about the regulation network in plants remains elusive. Here we show that brassinosteroids (BRs), a class of natural plant hormones, decreased residues of common organophosphorus, organochlorine and carbamate pesticides by 30–70% on tomato, rice, tea, broccoli, cucumber, strawberry, and other pl...

  4. Radiotracer Approaches to Carbamate Insecticide Toxicology

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    Methylcarbamates constitute one of the major groups of insecticides. Many unresolved problems in their toxicology may be readily approached with radiotracer studies. Dimethylcarbamates have been prepared with carbonyl-C14-labelling and methylcarbamates withmethyl-, carbonyl-and ring-labelling utilizing carbon-14. The pharmacological action of these.compounds presumably results from acetylcholinesterase inhibition and may involve carbamylation. Reaction of carbonyl- or methyl-labelled carbamates with purified cholinesterase or other esterases would allow a critical examination of this carbamylation reaction and the ease of spontaneous and induced reactivation or decarbamylation. The physiological significance of cholinesterase inhibition might be examined by administering acetate-C14 and analysis for radiolabelled acetylcholine accumulation in nervous tissue, or by utilizing acetyl-C14-choline as the substrate for in vitro determination of the degree of cholinesterase inhibition in tissues of poisoned animals with minimal dilution of the inhibitors and enzymes during analysis. Some progress has been made with radiolabelled materials in investigating the metabolism of carbamate insecticides. Sevin (1-naphthyl methylcarbamate) has been most extensively studied along with its potential hydrolysis products. The assumption that the metabolism of Sevin involves an initial hydrolysis and then further decomposition of the fragments was not supported by carbon-14 studies. The major detoxification mechanism in mammals, and probably also in insects, results from initial oxidative attack on the carbamate by the microsomes in the presence of reduced nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate. Sevin is rapidly metabolized in mammals, but the fate of certain of the fragments has not been resolved. Some of the metabolites appear in the milk of lactating animals. One step in the metabolism appears to be formation of the N-methylol derivative. Preliminary studies on the metabolism of radiolabelled Dimetilan (2-diraethylcarbamyl- 3-methylpyrazolyl-(5)-dimethylcarbamate) and a related compound in cockroaches also indicate that oxidative attack forms N-methyl N-methylol derivatives. Much remains to be done on the relationship of these detoxification reactions to the resistance mechanism, the action of synergists, the selective toxicity in this group of insecticides, and the nature and significance of residues. Metabolism of Sevin following injection into plants is probably also oxidative rather than hydrolytic, but the nature of the products and the enzymatic mechanism have not yet been established. (author)

  5. Economic burden of illness from pesticide poisonings in highland Ecuador Carga económica de las intoxicaciones por pesticidas en una región montañosa de Ecuador

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    Cole, Donald C; Fernando Carpio; Ninfa León

    2000-01-01

    Active surveillance of acute pesticide poisonings in a potato-growing region of highland Ecuador during 1991-1992 uncovered a rate of 171/100 000, due predominantly to occupational exposures to organophosphate and carbamate pesticides. Occupational exposure among agricultural workers was the most common reason for poisoning (32 male workers and 1 female worker, out of a total of 50 cases). Of these 33 cases, 28 of them reported pesticide application as the work task just prior to poisoning, w...

  6. Validação de método multirresíduo para determinação de pesticidas em alimentos empregando QuEChERS E UPLC-MS/MS / Multiresidue method validation for determination of pesticides in food using QuEChERS and UPLC-MS/MS

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    Sonia C. N., Queiroz; Vera L., Ferracini; Maria A., Rosa.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english This paper presents a practical and rapid method which was validated for simultaneous quantification and confirmation of 29 pesticides in fruits and vegetables using ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The samples were extracted following the method known a [...] s QuEChERS. Using the developed chromatographic conditions, the pesticides can be separated in less than 9 min. Two multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assays were used for each pesticide. Four representative matrices (lettuce, tomato, apple and grapes) were selected to investigate the effect in recoveries and precision. Typical recoveries ranged from 70-120%, with relative standard deviation (RSDs) lower than 20%.

  7. Pesticides residues in water treatment plant sludge: validation of analytical methodology using liquid chromatography coupled to Tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

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    The evolving scenario of Brazilian agriculture brings benefits to the population and demands technological advances to this field. Constantly, new pesticides are introduced encouraging scientific studies with the aim of determine and evaluate impacts on the population and on environment. In this work, the evaluated sample was the sludge resulted from water treatment plant located in the Vale do Ribeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The technique used was the reversed phase liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Compounds were previously liquid extracted from the matrix. The development of the methodology demanded data processing in order to be transformed into reliable information. The processes involved concepts of validation of chemical analysis. The evaluated parameters were selectivity, linearity, range, sensitivity, accuracy, precision, limit of detection, limit of quantification and robustness. The obtained qualitative and quantitative results were statistically treated and presented. The developed and validated methodology is simple. As results, even exploring the sensitivity of the analytical technique, the work compounds were not detected in the sludge of the WTP. One can explain that these compounds can be present in a very low concentration, can be degraded under the conditions of the water treatment process or are not completely retained by the WTP. (author)

  8. Development and validation of a method using SPE and LC-ESI-MS-MS for the determination of multiple classes of pesticides and metabolites in water samples

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    Adriana, Demoliner; Sergiane S., Caldas; Fabiane P., Costa; Fábio F., Gonçalves; Rosilene M., Clementin; Márcio R., Milani; Ednei G., Primel.

    Full Text Available Um método analítico baseado na extração em fase sólida e cromatografia líquida acoplada à espectrometria de massas tandem (LC-ESI-MS-MS) foi desenvolvido e validado para a determinação e confirmação de dezoito agrotóxicos (herbicidas, inseticidas e fungicidas) e dois metabólitos em amostras de água. [...] Os limites de detecção variaram de 0,4 a 40,0 ng L-1 e os limites de quantificação de 4,0 a 100,0 ng L-1. Foi obtida boa linearidade, com r² > 0,99 para todos os compostos. As recuperações, para 95% dos compostos, variaram de 70 a 120%, com RSDs menores que 21% para todos. Através do monitoramento de reações múltiplas (MRM), foram selecionadas duas diferentes transições íon precursor-íon produto para cada agrotóxico. A metodologia proposta pode ser usada para a determinação de resíduos de agrotóxicos em águas de superfície e potável, em concordância com a Lei n° 518 do Ministério da Saúde, Brasil, e com os parâmetros da União Européia para água potável (Directive 98/83/EC). Abstract in english An analytical method using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS-MS) was developed and validated for the determination and confirmation of eighteen polar pesticides (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) and two met [...] abolites in water samples. The limits of detection varied between 0.4-40.0 ng L-1 and the limits of quantification between 4.0-100.0 ng L-1. Good linearity with r² > 0.99 for all compounds was obtained. The recovery for 91% of the accuracy experiments varied from 70 to 120%, with RSD below 21% for all. Through multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) two different precursor ion-product ion transitions were selected for each pesticide. The proposed methodology can be used for the convenient and effective determination of pesticide residues in surface and drinking waters in accordance with Law No. 518 ofthe Ministry of Health, Brazil, and the European Union Directive on drinking water quality (98/83/EC).

  9. Analysis of pesticides in fruit, vegetables and cereals using methanolic extraction and detection by LC-MS/MS

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    Granby, Kit; Andersen, Jens Hinge; Christensen, Hanne Bjerre

    2004-01-01

    Abstract: A method for analysing carbamates and other relatively polar pesticides by LC–MS–MS with electrospray ionisation has been developed. The method is based on extraction by ultrasonication using a methanolic ammonium acetate–acetic acid buffer. After centrifugation the samples are filtered in Miniprep filter HPLC vials and detected by LC–MS–MS. To compensate for variations in the MS response [13C6]-carbaryl was used as internal standard and matrix-matched pesticide solutions were used as ...

  10. Application of ACD/LABS 12 program for determination of conditions for experimental membrane extraction of pesticides

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    ?or?evi? J.; Trti?-Petrovi? T.; Kumri? K.; Purenovi? M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the conditions for membrane extraction of pesticides using ACD / LABS 12 program. The program contains a large database of more than 2000 compounds and their ionized species, for determining the pKa, further analysis includes 600 new compounds confirmed by Hammett’s equation, which gives more precise values for logD and solubility. The 16 pesticides of different classes (organophosphates, carbamates, carbamidas, neonicotinoids etc.) and polarities commonly used in Serbia w...

  11. Biological and nonbiological modifications of carbamates

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    Knaak, James B.

    1971-01-01

    Methylcarbamate insecticides undergo hydrolysis, oxidation, dealkylation, and conjugation in animals, plants, and insects to form similar or identical products. Carbaryl is hydroxylated in biological systems to form hydroxy, dihydro-dihydroxy, and N-hydroxymethyl carbaryl and is hydrolysed to form 1-naphthol. The products are conjugated, stored, or excreted. Carbofuran is hydroxylated at the 3 position and propoxur at the 5 position to form hydroxylated derivatives. N-hydroxymethyl derivatives of these two carbamates may also be formed. Hydrolysis appears to be the major metabolic pathway of carbofuran in the animal. Aldicarb is oxidized to its sulfoxide and then hydrolysed to the oxime sulfoxide in animals and plants. Plants hydrolyse the oxime sulfoxide to form the corresponding aldehyde, which is an intermediate in the formation of 2-methyl-2-(methyl-sulfinyl)propanol. Methomyl, which is structurally similar to aldicarb, is metabolized in plants to acetonitrile, carbon dioxide, and methylamine. Bux and Meobal undergo hydrolysis and hydroxylation to form N-hydroxy methylcarbamates, as well as hydroxybutylphenyl and hydroxymethylphenyl methylcarbamates. Zectran, which contains a dimethylamino group, is converted to the methylamino, amino, and methylformamido derivatives by insects and plants. In soil and water, methylcarbamate insecticides are hydrolysed to their respective phenols or oximes. PMID:4999481

  12. Validated analytical methodology for the simultaneous determination of a wide range of pesticides in human blood using GC-MS/MS and LC-ESI/MS/MS and its application in two poisoning cases.

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    Luzardo, Octavio P; Almeida-González, Maira; Ruiz-Suárez, Norberto; Zumbado, Manuel; Henríquez-Hernández, Luis A; Meilán, María José; Camacho, María; Boada, Luis D

    2015-09-01

    Pesticides are frequently responsible for human poisoning and often the information on the involved substance is lacking. The great variety of pesticides that could be responsible for intoxication makes necessary the development of powerful and versatile analytical methodologies, which allows the identification of the unknown toxic substance. Here we developed a methodology for simultaneous identification and quantification in human blood of 109 highly toxic pesticides. The application of this analytical scheme would help in minimizing the cost of this type of chemical identification, maximizing the chances of identifying the pesticide involved. In the methodology that we present here, we use a liquid-liquid extraction, followed by one single purification step, and quantitation of analytes by a combination of liquid and gas chromatography, both coupled to triple quadrupole mass spectrometry, which is operated in the mode of multiple reaction monitoring. The methodology has been fully validated, and its applicability has been demonstrated in two recent cases involving one self-poisoning fatality and one non-fatal homicidal attempt. PMID:26385712

  13. NMDA antagonists exert distinct effects in experimental organophosphate or carbamate poisoning in mice

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    Organophosphate (OP) and carbamate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors produce seizures and lethality in mammals. Anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists encourage the investigation of their effects in AChE inhibitor-induced poisonings. In the present study, the effects of dizocilpine (MK-801, 1 mg/kg) or 3-((RS)-2-carboxypiperazin-4-yl)-propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP, 10 mg/kg), alone or combined with muscarinic antagonist atropine (1.8 mg/kg), on convulsant and lethal properties of an OP pesticide dichlorvos or a carbamate drug physostigmine, were studied in mice. Both dichlorvos and physostigmine induced dose-dependent seizure activity and lethality. Atropine did not prevent the occurrence of convulsions but decreased the lethal effects of both dichlorvos and physostigmine. MK-801 or CPP blocked or attenuated, respectively, dichlorvos-induced convulsions. Contrariwise, NMDA antagonists had no effect in physostigmine-induced seizures or lethality produced by dichlorvos or physostigmine. Concurrent pretreatment with atropine and either MK-801 or CPP blocked or alleviated seizures produced by dichlorvos, but not by physostigmine. Both MK-801 and CPP co-administered with atropine enhanced its antilethal effects in both dichlorvos and physostigmine poisoning. In both saline- and AChE inhibitor-treated mice, no interaction of the investigated antidotes with brain cholinesterase was found. The data indicate that both muscarinic ACh and NMDA receptor-mediated mechanisms contribute to the acute toxicity of AChE inhibitors, and NMDA receptors seem critical to OP-induced seizures

  14. [Thiocarbamic and carbamic esters of benzenedithiols with antimycotic activity].

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    Montanari, L; Mazza, M; Pavanetto, F; Modena, T

    1980-05-01

    o-, m- and p-phenylen esters of some dithio and thiol carbamic acids N-monosubstituted were prepared and tested for in vitro antifungal activity. The substances studied [Tables I leads to III; substances (I leads to XXI) were all new and were prepared by the reaction of benzenethiols with suitable isothiocyanates or isocyanates. The fungistatic activity of the products was tested in vitro against the four following strains: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The results show that the diesters of N-monosubstituted carbamic acids of benzen-1,2-dithhiol (Table I) have marked antimycotic activity, of the same order or greater than that of clotrimazol. Among the thiocarbamic and carbamic diesters of benzen-1,3- and 1,4-dithiol, the most active are the N-benzyl- and N-beta-phenyethyldithiocarbamic derivatives. PMID:7450038

  15. The toxicologic effects of the carbamate insecticide aldicarb in mammals: a review.

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    Risher, J F; Mink, F L; Stara, J F

    1987-06-01

    Aldicarb, 2-methyl-2-(methylthio)propionaldehyde-O-methylcarbamoyloxime, is an oxime carbamate insecticide manufactured by the Union Carbide Corporation and sold under the trade name Temik. It is a soil-applied systemic pesticide used against certain insects, mites, and nematodes, and is applied below the soil surface for absorption by plant roots. It is generally applied to the soil in the form of 5, 10, or 15% granules, and soil moisture is essential for the release of the toxicant. Uptake by plants is rapid. Aldicarb is currently registered for use on cotton, sugar beets, sugar cane (Louisiana only), potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanuts, oranges, pecans (Southeast only), dry beans, soybeans, and ornamental plants. Home and garden use is not permitted. Discovery of aldicarb and its oxidative sulfoxide and sulfone metabolites in well or ground water in Florida, Wisconsin, and New York, and accidental poisonings from ingesting contaminated watermelons and cucumbers in the South and West have spurred interest and concern about this pesticide. The primary mechanism of toxic action of aldicarb is cholinesterase inhibition. However, unlike the relatively irreversible anticholinesterase activity of the organophosphate pesticides, the carbamylation process which produces the anti-AChE action is quickly reversible. Aldicarb is readily absorbed through both the gut and the skin, but is rapidly metabolized and excreted in the urine almost completely within 24 hr. Although it is acutely toxic to humans and laboratory animals, aldicarb is not known to be carcinogenic, teratogenic, conclusively mutagenic, or to produce other long-term adverse health effects. In cases of accidental poisoning, the cholinergic symptoms have generally subsided within 6 hr, with no side effects or complications. PMID:3304999

  16. 75 FR 42324 - Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide Tolerances

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    2010-07-21

    ...fungicide pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl...fruit juices, tomato, and wheat commodities but for all other...of pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl...of pyraclostrobin (carbamic acid, [2-[[[...

  17. Validation of user- and environmentally friendly extraction and clean-up methods for compound-specific stable carbon isotope analysis of organochlorine pesticides and their metabolites in soils.

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    Ivdra, Natalija; Herrero-Martín, Sara; Fischer, Anko

    2014-08-15

    In order to evaluate the potential of compound-specific stable carbon isotope analysis (CSIA) for tracking organochlorine pesticides in soil systems, sample pre-treatment methods have to be developed, which can provide recoveries sufficient for low detection limits without altering the isotope ratio of the target compounds. In this study we tested the compatibility of CSIA with user- and environmentally friendly extraction methods, including the Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe procedure (QuEChERS), Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (USE) and Focused Ultrasonic Extraction (FUSE), as well as clean-up methods, including sulfuric acid clean-up and Florisil(®) column chromatography for hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and their environmental metabolites (chlorinated benzenes, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene - DDE and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane - DDD) in soils. We optimized the extraction methods for maximum recovery and pre-concentration. At optimal conditions, all extraction methods and clean-up procedures, as well as the pre-concentration of the extract by solvent evaporation, led to insignificant changes in carbon isotope ratios of the target compounds. We modified the USE procedure to increase the volume of withdrawn organic extract, resulting in a higher pre-concentration of the target compounds by the subsequent solvent evaporation step. This Modified Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (MUSE) was the most suitable procedure, and it was validated for the determination of carbon isotope ratios of the target compounds using two different types of soil matrices. The method could be applied to analyze carbon isotope ratios of HCHs, DDT, and their chlorinated metabolites in soil samples with concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 0.8mg/kg. The analytical uncertainty of MUSE, incorporating both accuracy and precision, was ?0.4‰. PMID:24980091

  18. Two isostructural carbamates: the o-tolyl N-(pyridin-3-yl)carbamate and 2-bromo-phenyl N-(pyridin-3-yl)carbamate monohydrates.

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    Mocilac, Pavle; Gallagher, John F

    2015-11-01

    The title carbamate monohydrates, C13H12N2O2·H2O and C12H9BrN2O2·H2O, form isomorphous crystals that are isostructural in their primary hydrogen-bonding modes. In both carbamates, the primary hydrogen bonding and aggregation involves cyclic amide-water-pyridine moieties as (N-H?O-H?N)2 dimers about inversion centres [as R 4 (4)(14) rings], where the participation of strong hydrogen-bonding donors and acceptors is maximized. The remaining water-carbonyl O-H?O=C inter-action extends the aggregation into two-dimensional planar sheets that stack parallel to the (100) plane. The Br derivative does not participate in halogen bonding. A weak intra-molecular C-H?O hydrogen bond is observed in each compound. PMID:26594512

  19. Pesticide Movement

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    Pesticides generally include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that play an important role in maintaining worldwide food and fiber production by controlling weeds that compete for water and nutrients or by eliminating pests that reduce yields. In the future, the role of pesticides and fertili...

  20. Economic burden of illness from pesticide poisonings in highland Ecuador

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    Cole Donald C.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Active surveillance of acute pesticide poisonings in a potato-growing region of highland Ecuador during 1991-1992 uncovered a rate of 171/100 000, due predominantly to occupational exposures to organophosphate and carbamate pesticides. Occupational exposure among agricultural workers was the most common reason for poisoning (32 male workers and 1 female worker, out of a total of 50 cases. Of these 33 cases, 28 of them reported pesticide application as the work task just prior to poisoning, with over 80% citing the use of World Health Organization Hazard Category I pesticides. The suicide rate of 17.1/100 000 and the overall mortality rate of 20.5/100 000 that we found are among the highest reported anywhere in the world. At the exchange rates prevailing at that time, median costs associated with these poisonings were estimated as follows: public and social security health care direct costs of US$ 9.85/case; private health costs of US$ 8.33/case; and lost-time indirect costs of US$ 8.33/ agricultural worker. Each one of those costs was over five times the daily agricultural wage, which was then about US$ 1.50. Further costing of pesticide poisonings should be carried out in other settings to provide appropriate information for decisions about pesticide use. In addition, integrated pest management should be further evaluated as an appropriate technology to reduce the economic burden of illness from pesticide poisonings in developing countries.

  1. National Pesticide Information Center

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    ... Find local pesticide & pest control information People and Pets Human Health Animal Health Safe Use Practices Pest Control Pets and Pesticides Pesticide Incidents Science and Regulation Toxicology ...

  2. Rapid determination of residues of pesticides in honey by µGC-ECD and GC-MS/MS: Method validation and estimation of measurement uncertainty according to document No. SANCO/12571/2013.

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    Paoloni, Angela; Alunni, Sabrina; Pelliccia, Alessandro; Pecorelli, Ivan

    2016-03-01

    A simple and straightforward method for simultaneous determination of residues of 13 pesticides in honey samples (acrinathrin, bifenthrin, bromopropylate, cyhalothrin-lambda, cypermethrin, chlorfenvinphos, chlorpyrifos, coumaphos, deltamethrin, fluvalinate-tau, malathion, permethrin and tetradifon) from different pesticide classes has been developed and validated. The analytical method provides dissolution of honey in water and an extraction of pesticide residues by n-Hexane followed by clean-up on a Florisil SPE column. The extract was evaporated and taken up by a solution of an injection internal standard (I-IS), ethion, and finally analyzed by capillary gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-µECD). Identification for qualitative purpose was conducted by gas chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (GC-MS/MS). A matrix-matched calibration curve was performed for quantitative purposes by plotting the area ratio (analyte/I-IS) against concentration using a GC-µECD instrument. According to document No. SANCO/12571/2013, the method was validated by testing the following parameters: linearity, matrix effect, specificity, precision, trueness (bias) and measurement uncertainty. The analytical process was validated analyzing blank honey samples spiked at levels equal to and greater than 0.010 mg/kg (limit of quantification). All parameters were satisfactorily compared with the values established by document No. SANCO/12571/2013. The analytical performance was verified by participating in eight multi-residue proficiency tests organized by BIPEA, obtaining satisfactory z-scores in all 70 determinations. Measurement uncertainty was estimated according to the top-down approaches described in Appendix C of the SANCO document using the within-laboratory reproducibility relative standard deviation combined with laboratory bias using the proficiency test data. PMID:26671720

  3. Simultaneous Determination of Glutamate, Glycine, and Alanine in Human Plasma Using Precolumn Derivatization with 6-Aminoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl Carbamate and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

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    Li, Qing Zhong; Huang, Qing Xian; Li, Shu Cui; Yang, Mei Zi; Rao, Bin

    2012-01-01

    A simple, sensitive and reproducible high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method has been validated for determining concentrations of glutamate, glycine, and alanine in human plasma. Proteins in plasma were precipitated with perchloric acid, followed by derivatization with 6-aminoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl carbamate (AQC). Simultaneous analysis of glutamate, glycine, and alanine is achieved using reversed-phase HPLC conditions and ultraviolet detection. Excellent linearity was ob...

  4. Validação de método para determinação de resíduos de agrotóxicos em tomate: uma experiência laboratorial Method validation for determination of pesticide residues in tomatoes: a laboratorial experience

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    Maria Helena Wohlers Morelli Cardoso

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Um modelo de procedimento para validação de método de ensaio para determinação de cinco agrotóxicos (? - HCH, clorotalonil, fenitrotiona, clorpirifós e procimidona em matriz tomate é demonstrado através da análise cromatográfica. A amostra processada é extraída com 30 mL de acetona e em seguida com 60 mL de uma mistura diclometano: éter de petróleo (1:1. O volume total é centrifugado e a alíquota orgânica é filtrada sob Na2SO4. Um mililitro de extrato orgânico é concentrado e dissolvido em um mililitro de iso-octano. Um microlitro do extrato é analisado no cromatógrafo a gás com detector por captura de elétrons - CG/DCE. Foram avaliados seletividade, linearidade, repetitividade, recuperação e limites de detecção e de quantificação. As recuperações obtidas variaram de 70 a 110%, considerando-se os níveis de adição de agrotóxicos/amostra de 0,02 a 2,50 mg.kg-1. Os limites de detecção do método variaram de 0,004 a 0,006 mg.kg-1 e os de quantificação entre 0,014 e 0,020 mg.kg-1.A validation procedure model of a multiresidue method is presented for chromatographic analyses of five pesticides residues ?-HCH, chlorothalonil, fenitrothion, chlorpyrifos and procymidone applied on tomatoes. The tomatoes were processed and extracted by acetone plus a mixture of dichloromethane:petroleum benzine (1:1. The volume was centrifuged and was then filtered under Na2SO4. One milliliter of organic extract was concentrated then diluted in isooctane and one microliter was analyzed in the gas chromatograph with electron capture detector - GC/ECD. The parameters evaluated were selectivity, linearity, repeatability, recovery, and limits of detection and quantification. The recovery ranged from 70 to 110% in the concentration range of 0.02 to 2.50 mg.kg-1. The limits of detection ranged from 0.004 to 0.006 mg.kg-1 and the limits of quantification were between 0.014 to 0.02 mg.kg-1.

  5. Validação de método para determinação de resíduos de agrotóxicos em tomate: uma experiência laboratorial / Method validation for determination of pesticide residues in tomatoes: a laboratorial experience

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    Maria Helena Wohlers Morelli, Cardoso; Adherlene Vieira, Gouvêa; Armi Wanderley da, Nóbrega; Shirley de Mello Pereira, Abrantes.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Um modelo de procedimento para validação de método de ensaio para determinação de cinco agrotóxicos (? - HCH, clorotalonil, fenitrotiona, clorpirifós e procimidona em matriz tomate) é demonstrado através da análise cromatográfica. A amostra processada é extraída com 30 mL de acetona e em seguida com [...] 60 mL de uma mistura diclometano: éter de petróleo (1:1). O volume total é centrifugado e a alíquota orgânica é filtrada sob Na2SO4. Um mililitro de extrato orgânico é concentrado e dissolvido em um mililitro de iso-octano. Um microlitro do extrato é analisado no cromatógrafo a gás com detector por captura de elétrons - CG/DCE. Foram avaliados seletividade, linearidade, repetitividade, recuperação e limites de detecção e de quantificação. As recuperações obtidas variaram de 70 a 110%, considerando-se os níveis de adição de agrotóxicos/amostra de 0,02 a 2,50 mg.kg-1. Os limites de detecção do método variaram de 0,004 a 0,006 mg.kg-1 e os de quantificação entre 0,014 e 0,020 mg.kg-1. Abstract in english A validation procedure model of a multiresidue method is presented for chromatographic analyses of five pesticides residues ?-HCH, chlorothalonil, fenitrothion, chlorpyrifos and procymidone applied on tomatoes. The tomatoes were processed and extracted by acetone plus a mixture of dichloromethane:pe [...] troleum benzine (1:1). The volume was centrifuged and was then filtered under Na2SO4. One milliliter of organic extract was concentrated then diluted in isooctane and one microliter was analyzed in the gas chromatograph with electron capture detector - GC/ECD. The parameters evaluated were selectivity, linearity, repeatability, recovery, and limits of detection and quantification. The recovery ranged from 70 to 110% in the concentration range of 0.02 to 2.50 mg.kg-1. The limits of detection ranged from 0.004 to 0.006 mg.kg-1 and the limits of quantification were between 0.014 to 0.02 mg.kg-1.

  6. Obsolete pesticides

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    Showstack, Randy

    Several hundred tons of obsolete pesticide stocks worldwide will pose a threat to humans and the environment until the year 2030 in some regions, unless funding for waste disposal is significantly increased, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a message directed to donor governments and industry on May 24.“Deadly chemicals are contaminating the soils, groundwater, irrigation, and drinking water,” said Amemayehu Wodageneh, senior expert on obsolete pesticides for FAO. “These ‘forgotten’ stocks are a serious risk, [and] they could cause an environmental tragedy in rural areas and big cities. There is hardly any developing country that is not affected by the hazards of obsolete pesticides

  7. Histological and Ultrastructural Changes Induced by Two Carbamate Molluscicides on the Digestive Gland of Eobania vermiculata

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    Sherifa S. Hamed

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Terrestrial snails are destructive agricultural pests as they cause a great damage to vegetables and crops. The present study was designed to evaluate the toxic action of two carbamate molluscicides, methomyl and methiocarb on the digestive gland of the land snail E. vermiculata which is the main site of accumulation and biotransformation of xenobiotics, using topical application and baiting techniques. Sublethal doses and concentrations of both pesticides were applied. After 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 days of treatment, definite number of snails from each group were chosen and prepared for the aimed studies. Histopathological and ultrastructural alterations in the digestive gland were more obvious after topical application than after baiting technique and methomyl was found to be more toxic than methiocarb. These alterations included hemocyte infiltration,bizarre nuclei that ranged in their degenerative changes from karyolysis to severe karyorrhexis and complete pyknosis, after methomyl treatment and extensive destruction and disorganization of the intertubular connective tissue, after methiocarb treatment. In addition, severe cytoplasmic vacuolization, disruption and reduction of microvilli and formation of surface blabs, increased number of calcium spherules in calcium cells and an aberrant increase in the number of excretory cells containing large number of excretory granules or residual bodies were observed after treatment with both molluscicides. These results are important from the economical point of view since the use of low doses of molluscicides was shown effective, more feasible and less harmful to non-target species like vertebrate animals and human beings.

  8. One-step Extraction of Multiresidue Pesticides in Soil by Microwave-assisted Extraction Technique

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    A.G. Al- Ghamdi; A.M. Al- Turki; G. Abdel-Nasser; M.I. Al- Wabel; M. H. EL-Saeid

    2010-01-01

    A screening multi-residues method based on the Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) technique has been optimized using soil samples collected from 15 regions in Saudi Arabia. This method was used to extract 12 pesticide residues with a broad range of physico-chemical properties in agricultural soils containing to Organophosphorous, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids and Carbamates mainly used in agriculture. All MAE factors affecting the extraction techniques (heating, pressure, power, time and solv...

  9. Multi-Analyte Separation Methods for HPLC Determination of the Active Ingredients of Pesticides

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    The practical quality control of selected pesticides, such as carbamates, organophosphorous compounds, phthalimides, pyrethroids, with HPLC is described. Detailed descriptions are given of materials and methods used, including sample preparation and HPLC operating conditions. The relationship between pH value of the HPLC eluent and the logPow is discussed, illustrated by chromatograms, graphics and tables. The results are also compared with those elaborated by. E. Dudar and presented above. (author)

  10. Carbamate Toxicity and Protective effect of vit. A and vit. E on some biochemicalaspects of male albino rats

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    Samir, A.M. Zaahkouk* ; Eman, G.E. Helal

    2000-01-01

    The effect of daily oral administration of carbamate (1/10 L.D50) on rats for 30 successive days were studied. The male rats were divided into five groups (control, control + oil, carbamate, carbamate + vit. A and carbamate + vit. E). Each group (except control and control + oil) was daily administrated carbamate (0.012 mg/kg B.wt.). Two groups of carbamate ­ intoxicated animals provided with vit. A (700 mg/kg.B.wt) or vit. E (10 mg/kg.B.wt). Poisoning symptoms were recorded, e.g. unbalanse, ...

  11. Pesticide Poisoning

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    Neva Sataloglu

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, it is aimed that examining the socio-demographic characteristics of the pesticide poisoning cases in Samsun region where the economy mainly relies on agriculture and comparing it to similar studies; thus contributing the country?s data and the possible measures. 60 pesticide poisoning cases consulted OMU Faculty of Medicine between 01.01.2004 and 31.12.2004 are examined and achieved data are analyzed and presented. Of the 60 cases, 35 (58.3% are females and 25 (41.7 are males and the average age is 21.93 ±17.56 (1-63 years. Pesticide poisoning is most common in summer (55.0% and spring (25.0%. It is stated either by the person himself/herself or by his/her relatives that the intake of the toxic substance is accidental in 36 cases (60.0% and suicidal in 24 cases (40.0%. 25 cases (41.7% are poisoned with organic phosphorus pesticides and 12 cases (20.0% with carbamat-pesticides. Consequently, in order to prevent accidental pesticide poisoning, it is necessary to be very careful with pesticide application especially in rural areas. Substances that are least toxic to human and environment, and are licenced and most effective to pests must be used, spraying period must be short, sensitive people, especially children, must be kept away, personal precautions must be taken for the spraying person and pesticides must be kept away from the reach of children and people at risk. [TAF Prev Med Bull. 2007; 6(3: 169-174

  12. The development, validation and application of a GC-dual detector (NPD-ECD) multi-pesticide residue method for monitoring bee poisoning incidents.

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    ?ozowicka, Bo?ena

    2013-11-01

    A simple multiresidue method based on matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) combined with clean-up has been developed for the simultaneous screening of 153 pesticides in honeybees suspected of suffering from pesticide poisoning during field spraying. Extraction and clean-up were carried out in a glass column containing anhydrous sulphate, 2.0g of octadecyl (C18) and a 2.0-g sample of bees (23 insects on average) macerated with 4.0g of Florisil. An additional layer of anhydrous sodium sulphate was added, and acetonitrile was used as the elution solvent. This combination of clean-up steps ensured an efficient purification. A gas chromatograph with dual selective detectors for electron capture and nitrogen-phosphorous was used. The results presented in this paper demonstrate that matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) with the one-step clean-up procedure is the most effective extraction technique. MSPD method recoveries ranged from 70 to 118%, with precision values expressed as a relative standard of <20%, except for 10 pesticides that had recoveries of 50-70% and two with 120-130%. Low limits of detection (0.003-0.04?g/g) and quantification (0.005-0.05?g/g) were readily achieved with this method for all tested pesticides. A "top down" empirical model was used to estimate the expanded uncertainty at 28% on average (coverage factor k=2, confidence level 95%). The MSPD method was successfully used on real bee samples to analyse four acaricides, 55 fungicides, 16 herbicides and 78 insecticides from various regions of Poland. A total of 33 honeybee samples from suspected pesticide poisoning incidents were analysed, in which 17 different pesticides were determined (14 insecticides and three fungicides). The pesticides most often found in honeybees were cypermethrin (in 51% of the samples, 0.008-0.563µg/bee), chlorpyrifos (27%, 0.001-51.5µg/bee) and biphentin (21%, 0.002-0.012µg/bee). PMID:23916014

  13. Total Pesticide Exposure Calculation among Vegetable Farmers in Benguet, Philippines

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    This was a cross-sectional study that investigated pesticide exposure and its risk factors targeting vegetable farmers selected through cluster sampling. The sampling size calculated with P=.05 was 211 vegetable farmers and 37 farms. The mean usage of pesticide was 21.35 liters. Risk factors included damaged backpack sprayer (34.7%), spills on hands (31.8%), and spraying against the wind (58%). The top 3 pesticides used were pyrethroid (46.4%), organophosphates (24.2%), and carbamates (21.3%). Those who were exposed to fungicides and insecticides also had higher total pesticide exposure. Furthermore, a farmer who was a pesticide applicator, mixer, loader, and who had not been given instructions through training was at risk of having higher pesticide exposure. The most prevalent symptoms were headache (64.1%), muscle pain (61.1%), cough (45.5%), weakness (42.4%), eye pain (39.9%), chest pain (37.4%), and eye redness (33.8%). The data can be used for the formulation of an integrated program on safety and health in the vegetable industry.

  14. Optimization and validation of a methodology for the qualitative determination of polar pesticides in a carbonated soft drink and some cookies for EFS-CG/DEM

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    Chemical analysis of polar pesticides has been qualitatively interest in forensic scientific research by toxicological qualities to the attainment of crimes against human life, pets and plants; associating people and objects in the scene and the possible ways in which the events occurred. The Unidad de Toxicos y Varios of the Seccion de Quimica Analitica of the Departamento de Ciencias Forenses has analyzed polar pesticides and other families to concentration levels, is compared to the environmental analysis and quality control of food. The compounds are used in Costa Rica in recent years as acute chemical weapon to commit crimes against human and animal life. The toxic and lethal amounts of polar pesticides in mammals orally have been milligram level. The Seccion de Quimica Analitica has developed a qualitative methodology to analyze polar pesticides as minor components. The need for reliable analytical quality results has made it necessary to approach a review of the methodology of routine. The review has been solved by selecting two matrices characteristics in such cases: a solid food commercially known as maria biscuits and a carbonated cola. Analytes have been selected based on: greater toxicity, broad spectrum of analytes polarity, the octanol-water partition constant, the water solubility among others. The extraction of analytes in matrices has been selected by solid-phase extraction. The instrumental technique used is gas chromatography with mass selective detector. A method of acquisition optimized in its injection is used. The analysis of instrumental signals were obtained in scanning mode all ions formed, known as Scan and by monitoring mode of ions selected ions (MIS), analysis of the data is acquired in Scan mode because concentration levels of work. The methodology for the qualitative determination of pesticide meets the criteria established for the chemical identification of analytes carbofuran, phorate, terbufos, methyl parathion, chlorpyrifos and azinphos methil

  15. Design and synthesis of bis-carbamate analogs of cyclic bis-(3'-5')-diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) and the acyclic dimer PGPG.

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    Kline, Toni; Jackson, Stona R; Deng, Wei; Verlinde, Christophe L M J; Miller, Samuel I

    2008-12-01

    The bacterial second messenger cyclic bis-(3'-5')-diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) regulates diverse Gram-negative bacterial virulence functions. The pathways that control, or are controlled by, c-di-GMP suggest that c-di-GMP signaling systems may encompass potential drug targets. It is presently undetermined, however, whether up- or down-modulation of c-di-GMP signaling would be the desired therapeutic state. We addressed potential drug target validation by synthesizing nonhydrolysable carbamate analogs of both the cyclic dinucleotide and the acyclic (seco) dinucleotide. A molecular docking simulation of the carbamate isostere suggests that this analog is capable of assuming the correct conformation and pose at a c-di-GMP binding site. PMID:19003573

  16. Detection and quantification of dithiocarbamate pesticides by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

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    Saute, Benjamin Calvin

    Dithiocarbamates are a subclass of carbamate pesticides that are widely used as insecticidal agents on food crops in the US and abroad. Quantitative determination of trace quantities of dithiocarbamates is necessary in order to mitigate potential human exposure via pesticide residues left on inadequately washed food items as well as groundwater contamination from agricultural runoff. The focus of this research is on the development and optimization of a Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) based analytical technique for the quantitative determination of trace amounts of dithiocarbamate pesticides in different matrices. Gold nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes will be investigated to determine the suitability of these materials as SERS active substrates for the trace analysis of dithiocarbamate pesticides. Analytical sensitivity will be evaluated by determining the limits of detection using established statistical methods.

  17. The Enhanced Carbamate Adsorption of Modified Bentonite with Coscinium

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    S. Tha-in; H. A. Dau; K. Dumri

    2013-01-01

    Pesticides daily pollutes soil and water in farmland and environment in ASEAN agricultural developing countries. In this study, pesticide adsorption was studied by bentonite modification, targeting the “organoclay” adsorbent in comparison to native bentonite, which was probably reported to adsorb agricultural pesticide. Commercial bentonite was modified with the berberine containing natural extract from Coscinium fenestratum; the local folk medicine in Thailand. The modified clay by extracted...

  18. Stir bar sorptive extraction coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of pesticides in water samples: method validation and measurement uncertainty

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    Margoum, C.; Guillemain, C.; Yang, X.; Coquery, M.

    2013-01-01

    Stir bar sorptive extraction followed by liquid desorption and high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (SBSE-LD-LC-MSMS) has been developed for the determination of 15 pesticides or selected metabolites from different families (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides) in surface water samples. The optimization of parameters that could influence SBSE-LD efficiency was carried out by means of experimental design. Optimized conditions were established as follows concern...

  19. Development, validation and application of a methodology based on solid-phase micro extraction followed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (SPME/GC-MS) for the determination of pesticide residues in mangoes.

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    Menezes Filho, Adalberto; dos Santos, Fábio Neves; Pereira, Pedro Afonso de Paula

    2010-04-15

    A method was developed for the simultaneous analysis of 14 pesticide residues (clofentezine, carbofuran, diazinon, methyl parathion, malathion, fenthion, thiabendazole, imazalil, bifenthrin, permethrin, prochloraz, pyraclostrobin, difenoconazole and azoxystrobin) in mango fruit, based on solid-phase micro extraction (SPME) coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Different parameters of the method were evaluated, such as fiber type, extraction mode (direct immersion and headspace), temperature, extraction and desorption times, stirring velocities and ionic strength. The best results were obtained using polyacrylate fiber and direct immersion mode at 50 degrees C for 30 min, along with stirring at 250 rpm and desorption for 5 min at 280 degrees C. The method was validated using mango samples spiked with pesticides at concentration levels ranging from 33.3 to 333.3 microg kg(-1). The average recoveries (n=3) for the lowest concentration level ranged from 71.6 to 117.5%, with relative standard deviations between 3.1 and 12.3%, respectively. Detection and quantification limits ranged from 1.0 to 3.3 microg kg(-1) and from 3.33 to 33.33 microg kg(-1), respectively. The optimized method was then applied to 16 locally purchased mango samples, all of them containing the pesticides bifenthrin and azoxystrobin in concentrations of 18.3-57.4 and 12.7-55.8 microg kg(-1), respectively, although these values were below the MRL established by Brazilian legislation. The method proved to be selective, sensitive, and with good precision and recovery rates, presenting LOQ below the MRL admitted by Brazilian legislation. PMID:20188930

  20. DESARROLLO Y VALIDACIÓN DE UNA METODOLOGÍA PARA LA DETERMINACIÓN DE PLAGUICIDAS EN CAFÉ VERDE POR CROMATOGRAFÍA DE GASES / METHOD DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION FOR THE DETERMINATION OF PESTICIDES IN GREEN COFFEE BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

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    David, Dallos Corredor; Jairo Arturo, Guerrero Dallos.

    2005-12-05

    Full Text Available En este estudio se describe la implementación y validación de una metodología multirresiduo para la determinación de plaguicidas organoclorados, organofosforados y piretroides en café verde. Los plaguicidas se extrajeron con una mezcla de solventes acetona-agua (2:1) seguida de una partición con ace [...] tato de etilo- ciclohexano (1:1). Los extractos se limpiaron posteriormente por cromatografía de permeación en gel para eliminar principalmente grasa y cromatografía en minicolumna sobre silicagel para eliminar otros interferentes. La determinación analítica se realizó por cromatografia de gases de alta resolución con inyección splitless pulsada y detección simultánea por microcaptura electrónica (µ-ECD) y nitrógeno-fósforo (NPD) acoplados en paralelo. La metodología es específica, selectiva, precisa y exacta. Los porcentajes de recuperación de la mayoría de los compuestos estuvieron entre 70 y 110% al fortificar con mezcla de plaguicidas entre 0,038 y 1,536 mg/kg con límites de cuantificación entre 0,011 y 0,100 mg/kg. Abstract in english This study describes the implementation and validation of a multiresidue methodology for the determination of organochlorine, organophosphorus and pyrethroids pesticides in green coffee. Pesticides residues were extracted from green samples with an acetone-water (2:1) mixture followed by ethyl aceta [...] te-cyclohexane (1:1) partitioning. The clean up steps include gel permeation chromatography and mini column chromatography using silicagel. Final determination was carried out by high resolution gas chromatography with a pulsed splitless injection mode and simultaneous detection by µ-ECD and NPD coupled in parallel. The methodology is specific, selective precise and accurate. Recoveries of majority of pesticides from spiked samples range from 70 to 110% at fortification levels of 0.038 mg/kg-1.536 mg/kg with limit of quantitation between 0.011 mg/kg and 0.100 mg/kg.

  1. Pesticide residues in cashew apple, guava, kaki and peach: GC-?ECD, GC-FPD and LC-MS/MS multiresidue method validation, analysis and cumulative acute risk assessment.

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    Jardim, Andréia Nunes Oliveira; Mello, Denise Carvalho; Goes, Fernanda Caroline Silva; Frota Junior, Elcio Ferreira; Caldas, Eloisa Dutra

    2014-12-01

    A multiresidue method for the determination of 46 pesticides in fruits was validated. Samples were extracted with acidified ethyl acetate, MgSO4 and CH3COONa and cleaned up by dispersive SPE with PSA. The compounds were analysed by GC-FPD, GC-?ECD or LC-MS/MS, with LOQs from 1 to 8 ?g/kg. The method was used to analyse 238 kaki, cashew apple, guava, and peach fruit and pulp samples, which were also analysed for dithiocarbamates (DTCs) using a spectrophotometric method. Over 70% of the samples were positive, with DTC present in 46.5%, ?-cyhalothrin in 37.1%, and omethoate in 21.8% of the positive samples. GC-MS/MS confirmed the identities of the compounds detected by GC. None of the pesticides found in kaki, cashew apple and guava was authorised for these crops in Brazil. The risk assessment has shown that the cumulative acute intake of organophosphorus or pyrethroid compounds from the consumption of these fruits is unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers. PMID:24996324

  2. Validation and use of a QuEChERS-based gas chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method for multiresidue pesticide analysis in blackcurrants including studies of matrix effects and estimation of measurement uncertainty.

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    Walorczyk, Stanis?aw

    2014-03-01

    A triple quadrupole GC-QqQ-MS/MS method was optimized for multiresidue analysis of over 180 pesticides in blackcurrants. The samples were prepared by using a modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe (QuEChERS) analytical protocol. To reduce matrix co-extractives in the final extract, the supernatant was cleaned up by dispersive-solid phase extraction (dispersive-SPE) with a mixture of sorbents: primary secondary amine (PSA), octadecyl (C18) and graphitized carbon black (GCB). The validation results demonstrated fitness for purpose of the streamlined method. The overall recoveries at the three spiking levels of 0.01, 0.05 and 0.2 mg kg(-1) spanned between 70% and 116% (102% on average) with relative standard deviation (RSD) values between 3% and 19% except for chlorothalonil (23%). Response linearity was studied in the range between 0.005 and 0.5 mg kg(-1). The matrix effect for each individual compound was evaluated through the study of ratios of the slopes obtained in solvent and blackcurrant matrix. The optimized method provided small matrix effect (30%, respectively. Following the application of "top-down" approach, the expanded measurement uncertainty was estimated as being 21% on average (coverage factor k=2, confidence level 95%). If compared with samples of other crops, the analyses of blackcurrants revealed a high percentage of exceedance of the legislative maximum residue levels (MRLs), as well as some instances of the detection of pesticides unapproved on this crop. PMID:24468349

  3. Development and validation of method for the determination of organochlorine pesticides and trihalomethanes in the water by HRGC-ECD = Desenvolvimento e validação de método para a determinação de pesticidas organoclorados e trihalometanos em água usando HRGC-ECD

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    Maria Isabel Ribeiro Alves

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The development and validation of a simultaneous liquid-liquid extraction method for organochlorine pesticides and trihalomethanes in surface and drinking water by HRGC-ECD is described. The method presents acceptable recovery, with detection ranging from 2.7 to 49.0 ng L-1 for organochlorine pesticides and from 18.0 to 860.0 ng L-1for trihalomethanes. The extraction method also presents excellent linearity for all the analytes, with excellent repeatability. Extraction is simple, fast, and low cost, uses small amounts of solvent and aqueous sample, and is suitable for routine analyses.O presente trabalho trata do desenvolvimento e validação de um método de extração para a determinação simultânea de trihalometanos e pesticidas organoclorados em água superficial e água potável por HRGC-ECD. O método apresenta recuperação aceitável, com limites dedetecção que variam de 2,7 a 49,0 ng L-1 para pesticidas organoclorados e de 18,0 a 860,0 ng L-1 para trihalometanos. O método de extração apresenta também excelente linearidade para todos os analitos e boa repetibilidade. A extração é simples, rápida, de baixo custo, além de utilizar pequenas quantidades de solvente e de amostra aquosa, sendo, portanto, de alta aplicabilidade em análises de rotina.

  4. Evaluation of carbamate insecticides as chemotherapeutic agents for cancer

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    Mohd. Amanullah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Cancer chemotherapy has already been in practice by the use of toxins and some of the specific poisonous compounds of cyanide derivatives. Carbamate insecticides inhibit cellular metabolism including energy, protein, and nucleic acid metabolism, thereby, causing cell regression and death. Aim: Preliminary evaluation of three carbamate insecticides, namely, baygon, carbaryl, and carbofuran as chemotherapeutic agents for cancer is undertaken in the present study. Materials and Methods: The toxicity of carbamates on squamous cell carcinoma was assessed in-vitro using dye binding tests. Cells were grown in microtitration ELISA plates, as adherent cultures, for six hours, and then exposed to the drugs for 2, 4, 8, and 12 hours, and finally stained with neutral red, to assess the viable cell number, and with methylene blue for the determination of protein in the monolayer. Optical density was read in an ELISA reader. Statistical Analysis: The data obtained during the experiment was subjected to statistical analysis by using the student ?t? test. Results: The results indicated that the percentage of the viable cell number reduced with an increase in the time of exposure of the drugs. Exposure of the tumor cells to the drugs for 12 hours detached them completely from the wells, and hence, all the cells were washed out. Exposure of the drugs prior to the establishment of the culture in-vitro resulted in the non-formation of the monolayer in the wells. Conclusions: Among the three drugs studied, the survival percent was least with carbaryl treatment followed by baygon, and with carbofuran treatment it was almost near to control group.

  5. Organophosphate and carbamate poisonings in the northwest of Paraná state, Brazil from 1994 to 2005: clinical and epidemiological aspects Intoxicações por inseticidas organofosforados e carbamatos no noroeste do Paraná, Brasil, de 1994 a 2005: aspectos clínicos e epidemiológicos

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    2008-01-01

    In the present study, clinical and epidemiological aspects of 529 intoxication cases of organophosphate or carbamate pesticides in the northwest of the state of Paraná, Brazil, over a twelve-year period (1994-2005), are presented. One hundred-five of 257 patients (40.8%) who attempted suicide were admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with an average hospital stay of two days (range 1-40 days). Men corresponded to 56.4% of the cases of suicide attempts and sixteen individuals died. One hun...

  6. Brazilian vodkas have undetectable levels of ethyl carbamate

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    Elainy V. S. Pereira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available While in Europe vodka is mainly derived from potatoes or cereals, a large proportion of Brazilian vodka is likely obtained from sugarcane, which contains ethyl carbamate (EC precursors. EC, in addition to several other contaminants and congeners, were investigated in 32 samples of Brazilian vodka. All samples complied with the Brazilian regulations for congeners and contaminants, having EC content below 0.01 mg/L (detection limit. These results are probably related to the processing of vodka, in particular the use of extractive and rectifying stainless steel distillation columns, which allow the production of high strength spirits with low levels of congeners and contaminants.

  7. Brazilian vodkas have undetectable levels of ethyl carbamate

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    Elainy V. S., Pereira; Sonia P. A., Oliveira; Ian C. C., Nóbrega; Dirk W., Lachenmeier; Adelia C. P., Araújo; Danuza L., Telles; Marileide, Silva.

    Full Text Available While in Europe vodka is mainly derived from potatoes or cereals, a large proportion of Brazilian vodka is likely obtained from sugarcane, which contains ethyl carbamate (EC) precursors. EC, in addition to several other contaminants and congeners, were investigated in 32 samples of Brazilian vodka. [...] All samples complied with the Brazilian regulations for congeners and contaminants, having EC content below 0.01 mg/L (detection limit). These results are probably related to the processing of vodka, in particular the use of extractive and rectifying stainless steel distillation columns, which allow the production of high strength spirits with low levels of congeners and contaminants.

  8. Optimización y validación de un método de dispersión de matriz en fase sólida para la extracción de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas. / Optimization and validation of a method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion for organophosphorus pesticides in vegetables.

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    A.I., Valenzuela-Quintanar; R., Armenta-Corral; E., Moreno-Villa; L., Gutiérrez-Coronado; P., Grajeda-Cota; C., Orantes-Arenas..

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Se optimizó y validó el método de dispersión de matriz en fase sólida (DMFS) para la extracción de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas. Los análisis de plaguicidas se realizaron por cromatografía de gases con un detector fotométrico de flama (FPD) y columna capilar DB-5 la eficiencia de la ex [...] traccio. En las hortalizas (chile verde, tomate bola, tomate saladette, cebolla, calabacita y brócoli) se evaluó calculando los porcentajes de recuperación. Para ello se adicionó una mezcla de los plaguicidas (diazinón, di-systón, metilparatión, malatión, paratión y etión) Se optimizaron las fases de extracción y purificación, donde 0,5 g de sílice como fase de extracción y 2 g de mezcla de carbón-óxido de magnesio-celite (1:2:4) como fase de purificación, produjeron los mayores porcentajes de recuperación de los plaguicidas (61-108%) eluídos con 40 mL de diclorometano, volumen 95% menor al utilizado en el Método Oficial. Los coeficientes de regresión de las curvas de calibración fueron de 0,99 excepto para etión (r = 0,98), los cuales se evaluaron en un intervalo de concentraciones de 50, 100 y 200% de los límites máximos de residuos (LMR). Esta técnica fue aplicada en el análisis de 32 muestras de hortalizas obtenidas de dos centros comerciales locales. Únicamente una muestra de tomate bola presentó niveles de malatión (0,08 µg/g) y paratión (0,06 µg/g), valores por debajo de los LMR. El método de DMFS optimizado y validado en el presente trabajo resultó ser reproducible, exacto y económico-ecológico por su consumo mínimo de disolventes, y pudiera ser utilizado en análisis rutinarios de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas. Abstract in english The objective of this study was the optimization and validation of a method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) for the determination of organophosphorus pesticides in vegetables. This assay was carried out by capillary gas chromatography with Flame Photometric Detection (FPD) and a capill [...] ary column DB5; the recoveries were determined by fortifying six different crops (tomatoes, onions, green pepper, broccoli and squash) with the pesticides studied (diazinon, di-syston, methil-parathion, malathion, parathion, ethion). The optimization of the extraction of these pesticides was achieved using MSPD with diverse extraction and purification phases, where 0.5 g of silica gel on the extraction phase and 2 g of mix of charcoal-magnesium oxide-celite (1:2:4) on the purification phase, eluted using 40 mL dichloromethane, 95% lesser than the used in the official method, were able to extract the pesticides residues. The recoveries were in the range of 61 to 108%. The regression coefficients were 0.99, except for ethion (r = 0.98) over the range between 50, 100 and 200% of maximum residue limits. The applicability of the method to detect and quantify the pesticides studied was demonstrated successfully in 32 vegetables samples obtained from two locals markets. Malathion (0.08 µg/g) and parathion (0.06 µg/g), were detected in only one tomatoes sample, at levels lower than the maximum permits limits. The proposed analytical method could be used as an efficient, fast, cheap and ecological procedure in routine determinations of organophosphorous pesticides in vegetables.

  9. Optimización y validación de un método de dispersión de matriz en fase sólida para la extracción de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas. Optimization and validation of a method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion for organophosphorus pesticides in vegetables.

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    A.I. Valenzuela-Quintanar

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Se optimizó y validó el método de dispersión de matriz en fase sólida (DMFS para la extracción de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas. Los análisis de plaguicidas se realizaron por cromatografía de gases con un detector fotométrico de flama (FPD y columna capilar DB-5 la eficiencia de la extraccio. En las hortalizas (chile verde, tomate bola, tomate saladette, cebolla, calabacita y brócoli se evaluó calculando los porcentajes de recuperación. Para ello se adicionó una mezcla de los plaguicidas (diazinón, di-systón, metilparatión, malatión, paratión y etión Se optimizaron las fases de extracción y purificación, donde 0,5 g de sílice como fase de extracción y 2 g de mezcla de carbón-óxido de magnesio-celite (1:2:4 como fase de purificación, produjeron los mayores porcentajes de recuperación de los plaguicidas (61-108% eluídos con 40 mL de diclorometano, volumen 95% menor al utilizado en el Método Oficial. Los coeficientes de regresión de las curvas de calibración fueron de 0,99 excepto para etión (r = 0,98, los cuales se evaluaron en un intervalo de concentraciones de 50, 100 y 200% de los límites máximos de residuos (LMR. Esta técnica fue aplicada en el análisis de 32 muestras de hortalizas obtenidas de dos centros comerciales locales. Únicamente una muestra de tomate bola presentó niveles de malatión (0,08 µg/g y paratión (0,06 µg/g, valores por debajo de los LMR. El método de DMFS optimizado y validado en el presente trabajo resultó ser reproducible, exacto y económico-ecológico por su consumo mínimo de disolventes, y pudiera ser utilizado en análisis rutinarios de plaguicidas organofosforados en hortalizas.The objective of this study was the optimization and validation of a method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD for the determination of organophosphorus pesticides in vegetables. This assay was carried out by capillary gas chromatography with Flame Photometric Detection (FPD and a capillary column DB5; the recoveries were determined by fortifying six different crops (tomatoes, onions, green pepper, broccoli and squash with the pesticides studied (diazinon, di-syston, methil-parathion, malathion, parathion, ethion. The optimization of the extraction of these pesticides was achieved using MSPD with diverse extraction and purification phases, where 0.5 g of silica gel on the extraction phase and 2 g of mix of charcoal-magnesium oxide-celite (1:2:4 on the purification phase, eluted using 40 mL dichloromethane, 95% lesser than the used in the official method, were able to extract the pesticides residues. The recoveries were in the range of 61 to 108%. The regression coefficients were 0.99, except for ethion (r = 0.98 over the range between 50, 100 and 200% of maximum residue limits. The applicability of the method to detect and quantify the pesticides studied was demonstrated successfully in 32 vegetables samples obtained from two locals markets. Malathion (0.08 µg/g and parathion (0.06 µg/g, were detected in only one tomatoes sample, at levels lower than the maximum permits limits. The proposed analytical method could be used as an efficient, fast, cheap and ecological procedure in routine determinations of organophosphorous pesticides in vegetables.

  10. Subacute effects of the thiodicarb pesticide on target organs of male wistar rats: biochemical, histological, and flow cytometry studies

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    Dias, Elsa; Gomes, Mariana; Domingues, Catarina, 1987-; Ramalheira, Elmano; Morais, Simone; Pereira, Maria De Lourdes

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    Thiodicarb, a carbamate pesticide widely used on crops, may pose several environmental and health concerns. This study aimed to explore its toxicological profile on male rats using hematological, biochemical, histopathological, and flow cytometry markers. Exposed animals were dosed daily at 10, 20, or 40 mg/kg/body weight (group A, B, and C, respectively) during 30 d. No significant changes were observed in hematological parameters among all groups. After 10 d, a decrease of to...

  11. The use of gamma radiation for removal of pesticides from waste water

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    Dessouki, A. M.; Aly, H. F.; Sokker, H. H.

    1999-01-01

    In the present study, a try was made to explain the degradation kinetics due to irradiation of aqueous solutions of some active ingredient pesticides. These pesticides are as follows: one type of triazine herbicide Ametryn and one type of carbamate insecticide (Applaud) and two types of chlorinated organic pesticides, Aldrin and Chlorothalonil. Factors affecting the radiolysis of these pesticides such as the pesticide concentration, irradiation dose, dose rate and pH of the solutions were studied. Ametryn, Applaud, Chlorothalonil and Aldrin insecticides were degraded by ?-radiation and in the case of the chlorinated pesticides hydrochloric acid was detected. The pH effect has proved to vary according to the type of the pesticide and little degradation was observed in allkaline medium, while more degradation of the pesticides in the neutral medium was observed depending on the type of pesticide and on its chemical structure. However, the degradation in the acid medium was even higher. A drop in pH was observed and may be attributed to the degradation of the pesticide molecules to lower molecular weight compounds, such as organic acids. A combined treatment of gamma irradiation and conventional methods was applied and the effect of different additives such as nitrogen and oxygen showed that nitrogen did not enhance the degradation, while an enhancement in the degradation process was observed when oxygen was added. Experiments on the adsorption of these pesticides on certain polymeric materials and on Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), showed that GAC has the highest adsorption capacity. It may be concluded that the radiation degradation followed by adsorption of the toxic pesticide pollutants and their removal from wastewater down to concentrations not exceeding the maximum permissible concentration (MPC), according to international standards, proved to be better than the conventional methods of purification.

  12. Pesticides and Pregnancy

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    Pesticides and Pregnancy In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having ... and advice fromyour health care provider. What are pesticides? A pesticide is a substance used to prevent ...

  13. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... the association between residential pesticide use and childhood cancers. Exposure to indoor pesticides was significantly associated with ... the researchers did not find any significant childhood cancer risk with exposure to outdoor pesticides; however, exposure ...

  14. Enzymes involved in the detoxification of organophosphorus, carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides through hydrolysis.

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    Sogorb, Miguel A; Vilanova, Eugenio

    2002-03-10

    The most employed insecticides for indoor and agriculture purposes belong to carbamates, pyrethroid or organophosphates. The chemical structures of these three groups correspond to carbamic, carboxylic and triphosphoric esters. Technical monographs suggest that the hydrolysis of ester bonds of carbamates and pyrethroids plays an important role in the detoxification of these compounds. However, detailed studies about enzymes hydrolysing carbamates and pyrethroids in vertebrates are not available. Certain carbamate hydrolysing activities are associated to serum albumin. Phosphotriesterases, being of an unknown physiological role, hydrolyse (in some cases stereospecifically) organophosphorus insecticides (OP). Phosphotriesterases have been found in a multitude of species, from mammals to bacteria. A phosphotriesterase activity, EDTA-resistant, has been detected in serum albumin. Phosphotriesterases in serum of mammals display polymorphisms. Phosphotriesterases offer applications in therapy of organophosphorus poisonings, in biodegradation and bioremedation of organophosphates. Similar studies should be developed with enzymes hydrolysing pyrethroids and carbamate insecticides. Such studies will improve the knowledge of the detoxification routes in non-target species and will help to design specific and safer carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides. PMID:11869832

  15. B-type esterases in the snail Xeropicta derbentina: An enzymological analysis to evaluate their use as biomarkers of pesticide exposure

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    The study was prompted to characterize the B-type esterase activities in the terrestrial snail Xeropicta derbentina and to evaluate its sensitivity to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. Specific cholinesterase and carboxylesterase activities were mainly obtained with acetylthiocholine (Km = 77.2 mM; Vmax = 38.2 mU/mg protein) and 1-naphthyl acetate (Km = 222 mM, Vmax = 1095 mU/mg protein) substrates, respectively. Acetylcholinesterase activity was concentration-dependently inhibited by chlorpyrifos-oxon, dichlorvos, carbaryl and carbofuran (IC50 = 1.35 x 10-5-3.80 x 10-8 M). The organophosphate-inhibited acetylcholinesterase activity was reactivated in the presence of pyridine-2-aldoxime methochloride. Carboxylesterase activity was inhibited by organophosphorus insecticides (IC50 = 1.20 x 10-5-2.98 x 10-8 M) but not by carbamates. B-esterase-specific differences in the inhibition by organophosphates and carbamates are discussed with respect to the buffering capacity of the carboxylesterase to reduce pesticide toxicity. These results suggest that B-type esterases in X. derbentina are suitable biomarkers of pesticide exposure and that this snail could be used as sentinel species in field monitoring of Mediterranean climate regions. - Characterization of the B-type esterases in the terrestrial snail Xeropicta derbentina in order to evaluate pesticide exposure

  16. B-type esterases in the snail Xeropicta derbentina: An enzymological analysis to evaluate their use as biomarkers of pesticide exposure

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    Laguerre, Christel [Universite d' Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France); INRA, Laboratoire de Toxicologie Environnementale, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France); Sanchez-Hernandez, Juan C. [Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Faculty of Environmental Science, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Avda. Carlos III s/n, 45071 Toledo (Spain); Koehler, Heinz R. [Animal Physiological Ecology, University of Tuebingen, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 20, D-72072 Tuebingen (Germany); Triebskorn, Rita [Animal Physiological Ecology, University of Tuebingen, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 20, D-72072 Tuebingen (Germany); Steinbeis-Transfer Center for Ecotoxicology and Ecophysiology, Blumenstrasse 13, D-72108 Rottenburg (Germany); Capowiez, Yvan [INRA, Unite PSH, F- 84914 Avignon (France); Rault, Magali [Universite d' Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France); INRA, Laboratoire de Toxicologie Environnementale, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France); Mazzia, Christophe [Universite d' Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France); INRA, Laboratoire de Toxicologie Environnementale, UMR 406 UAPV/INRA, F-84914 Avignon (France)], E-mail: mazzia@avignon.inra.fr

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    The study was prompted to characterize the B-type esterase activities in the terrestrial snail Xeropicta derbentina and to evaluate its sensitivity to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. Specific cholinesterase and carboxylesterase activities were mainly obtained with acetylthiocholine (K{sub m} = 77.2 mM; V{sub max} = 38.2 mU/mg protein) and 1-naphthyl acetate (K{sub m} = 222 mM, V{sub max} = 1095 mU/mg protein) substrates, respectively. Acetylcholinesterase activity was concentration-dependently inhibited by chlorpyrifos-oxon, dichlorvos, carbaryl and carbofuran (IC50 = 1.35 x 10{sup -5}-3.80 x 10{sup -8} M). The organophosphate-inhibited acetylcholinesterase activity was reactivated in the presence of pyridine-2-aldoxime methochloride. Carboxylesterase activity was inhibited by organophosphorus insecticides (IC50 = 1.20 x 10{sup -5}-2.98 x 10{sup -8} M) but not by carbamates. B-esterase-specific differences in the inhibition by organophosphates and carbamates are discussed with respect to the buffering capacity of the carboxylesterase to reduce pesticide toxicity. These results suggest that B-type esterases in X. derbentina are suitable biomarkers of pesticide exposure and that this snail could be used as sentinel species in field monitoring of Mediterranean climate regions. - Characterization of the B-type esterases in the terrestrial snail Xeropicta derbentina in order to evaluate pesticide exposure.

  17. Intoxicación por plaguicidas / Pesticide poisoning

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    Full Text Available Los plaguicidas son una de las familias de productos químicos más ampliamente empleadas por el hombre. Se han usado sobre todo para combatir plagas por su acción sobre las cosechas o como vectores de enfermedades transmisibles. Los plaguicidas pueden clasificarse en función de su empleo (insecticida [...] s, fungicidas, herbicidas, raticidas…) o de su familia química (organoclorados, organofosforados, carbamatos, piretoides, compuestos bipiridílicos, sales inorgánicas…). Todos ellos son biocidas lo que implica, habitualmente una alta toxicidad humana que ha sido motivo de preocupación desde mitad del siglo XX debido al amplio e indiscriminado empleo de estos productos. La exposición a los plaguicidas puede tener efectos agudos, crónicos y a largo plazo. Algunos compuestos organoclorados (como el DDT) fueron los primeros en ser empleado en fumigaciones masivas para combatir la malaria y han debido ser prohibidos debido a su capacidad de bioacumulación y persistencia medioambiental. El peligro representado por la generalizada presencia de estos agentes, se ha demostrado en los numerosos episodios de epidemias tóxicas humanas, productoras de alta morbi-mortalidad, descritas por casi todas las familias químicas: insecticidas y fungicidas organoclorados, insecticidas organofosforados y carbamatos, fungicidas organomercuriales y sales inorgánicas. Estos episodios se han producido sobre todo por vía alimentaria y en el terreno profesional. Otras causas de preocupación sanitaria son su capacidad carcinogénica y de ocasionar alteraciones reproductivas. Se presentan las principales características de algunas de las familias más relevantes. Abstract in english Pesticides are one of the families of chemical products most widely used by man. They have been used above all to combat pests because of their effect on harvests and as vectors of transmissible diseases. Pesticides can be classified according to their use (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rati [...] cides…) or by their chemical family (organochlorates, organophosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids, Bipyridilium compounds, inorganic salts…). All of them are biocides, which normally implies a high toxicity for humans, which has been a cause for concern since the mid-XX century due to the widespread and indiscriminate use of these products. Exposure to pesticides can have effects that are acute, chronic and long-term. Some organochlorate compounds (such as DDT) were the first to be used in massive fumigations to fight malaria and have had to be banned because of their capacity for bioaccumulation and environmental persistence. The danger represented by the widespread presence of these agents has been demonstrated in numerous episodes of human toxic epidemics, producers of a high morbidity/mortality, described for nearly all chemical families: organochlorate insecticides and fungicides, organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, organomercurial fungicides and inorganic salts. These episodes have above all been caused through the ingestion of foodstuffs and in the occupational field. Other causes of health concern are their carcinogenic capacity and occasional reproductive alterations. The principal characteristics of some of the most relevant families are presented.

  18. Intoxicación por plaguicidas Pesticide poisoning

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    A. Ferrer

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los plaguicidas son una de las familias de productos químicos más ampliamente empleadas por el hombre. Se han usado sobre todo para combatir plagas por su acción sobre las cosechas o como vectores de enfermedades transmisibles. Los plaguicidas pueden clasificarse en función de su empleo (insecticidas, fungicidas, herbicidas, raticidas… o de su familia química (organoclorados, organofosforados, carbamatos, piretoides, compuestos bipiridílicos, sales inorgánicas…. Todos ellos son biocidas lo que implica, habitualmente una alta toxicidad humana que ha sido motivo de preocupación desde mitad del siglo XX debido al amplio e indiscriminado empleo de estos productos. La exposición a los plaguicidas puede tener efectos agudos, crónicos y a largo plazo. Algunos compuestos organoclorados (como el DDT fueron los primeros en ser empleado en fumigaciones masivas para combatir la malaria y han debido ser prohibidos debido a su capacidad de bioacumulación y persistencia medioambiental. El peligro representado por la generalizada presencia de estos agentes, se ha demostrado en los numerosos episodios de epidemias tóxicas humanas, productoras de alta morbi-mortalidad, descritas por casi todas las familias químicas: insecticidas y fungicidas organoclorados, insecticidas organofosforados y carbamatos, fungicidas organomercuriales y sales inorgánicas. Estos episodios se han producido sobre todo por vía alimentaria y en el terreno profesional. Otras causas de preocupación sanitaria son su capacidad carcinogénica y de ocasionar alteraciones reproductivas. Se presentan las principales características de algunas de las familias más relevantes.Pesticides are one of the families of chemical products most widely used by man. They have been used above all to combat pests because of their effect on harvests and as vectors of transmissible diseases. Pesticides can be classified according to their use (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, raticides… or by their chemical family (organochlorates, organophosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids, Bipyridilium compounds, inorganic salts…. All of them are biocides, which normally implies a high toxicity for humans, which has been a cause for concern since the mid-XX century due to the widespread and indiscriminate use of these products. Exposure to pesticides can have effects that are acute, chronic and long-term. Some organochlorate compounds (such as DDT were the first to be used in massive fumigations to fight malaria and have had to be banned because of their capacity for bioaccumulation and environmental persistence. The danger represented by the widespread presence of these agents has been demonstrated in numerous episodes of human toxic epidemics, producers of a high morbidity/mortality, described for nearly all chemical families: organochlorate insecticides and fungicides, organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, organomercurial fungicides and inorganic salts. These episodes have above all been caused through the ingestion of foodstuffs and in the occupational field. Other causes of health concern are their carcinogenic capacity and occasional reproductive alterations. The principal characteristics of some of the most relevant families are presented.

  19. Mixed anhydrides: key intermediates in carbamates forming processes of industrial interest.

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    Aresta, Michele; Dibenedetto, Angela

    2002-02-01

    Mixed anhydrides of carbonic acid with phosphonic or carbamic acid, are mimic of relevant biological systems, and behave as key intermediates in trans-esterification processes that afford carbamates of industrial interest. They are formed in the phosphonic acids mediated or direct transesterification reaction of organic carbonates with amines to afford carbamates and have been isolated and characterised in the solid state and solution. Their conversion into the products has been demonstrated to occur with high regioselectivity. The application of such intermediates in some synthetic processes is discussed. PMID:11855716

  20. Application of ACD/LABS 12 program for determination of conditions for experimental membrane extraction of pesticides

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    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the conditions for membrane extraction of pesticides using ACD / LABS 12 program. The program contains a large database of more than 2000 compounds and their ionized species, for determining the pKa, further analysis includes 600 new compounds confirmed by Hammett’s equation, which gives more precise values for logD and solubility. The 16 pesticides of different classes (organophosphates, carbamates, carbamidas, neonicotinoids etc. and polarities commonly used in Serbia were examined. The program is used to calculate logD, pKa and solubility at different pH values for the mixture of pesticides. Based on the calculated values, the conditions for the extraction of pesticides in water using two-phase liquid-liquid membrane extraction were optimized.

  1. Evaluation of the protective effect of garlic oil on hepatic injury induced by pesticides

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    The present study was directed to evaluate the effect of repeated daily oral administrations of two pesticides; malathion (organophosphorus) and lannate (carbamate) at dose levels of 27.5 and 3.4 mg/kg body weight, respectively. Garlic oil at a dose of 0.2 ml/kg body weight was given by gavage during pesticides treatment (garlic oil + pesticides) to evaluate its role against the harmful effects of the two selected pesticides in male albino rats. The level of serum 14C-isoleucine (4 ?Ci/100 g body weight) twenty-four hours post administration of malathion or lannate and also garlic oil was studied. Malathion and lannate treatments resulted in significant increase in the activity of alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), bilirubin, 5-nucleotidase, glucose-6-phosphatase and serum total calcium level. On the other hand, pesticides treatment caused significant decrease in serum inorganic phosphorus. The level of serum 14C-isoleucine twenty-four hours post administration of malathion or lannate and also garlic oil was significantly increased due to pesticides treatment and decreased in case of garlic oil treatment. The protective role of garlic oil was clear to some extent and could ameliorate the activities of some serum enzymes in addition to inorganic phosphorus. The administration of garlic oil to malathion treated animals was more effective in ameliorating the disturbed levels in case of malathion than that occurred with lannate pesticide treatment

  2. Evaluation of Four Bio fertilizers for Bioremediation of Pesticide contaminated Soil

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    Experiments were conducted to asses the ability of mixed populations of microorganisms which produced as a bio fertilizers by the General Organization of Agriculture Fund, Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt (phosphoren, microbien, cerealin and azospirillum) to degrade five selected pesticides representing different classes including organophosphate, carbamate and chlorinated organic compounds. There were differences in rates of biotransformation, suggesting the selective induction of certain metabolic enzymes. Inoculation of soil incorporated with malathion, fenamiphos, carbaryl, aldicarb and dieldrin, resulted in ca. 80-90% removal of malathion and fenamiphos within 8 days, carbaryl and aldicarb within 11-15 days respectively. Dieldrin removal occurred slowly within 2 months. These data suggest that bioremediate may act as potential candidates for soil inoculation to bioremediate pesticide contaminated soil. The production of Co2 (soil respiration ) was stimulated by some pesticides. In samples with microbien, an about 2 times higher Co2 production was measured

  3. 76 FR 34147 - Land Disposal Restrictions: Revision of the Treatment Standards for Carbamate Wastes

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    2011-06-13

    ...carbamate isomer, m-cumenyl methylcarbamate (see e-mail record from Nancy Paddock, Environmental Engineering Specialist, Veolia ES Technical Solutions to Jan Young, EPA, in RCRA Docket No. HQ-RCRA-2008-0332). An analytical standard once...

  4. Carbamates synergize the toxicity of acrinathrin in resistant western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).

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    Bielza, P; Fernández, E; Grávalos, C; Abellán, J

    2009-02-01

    The insecticidal efficacy of mixtures of acrinathrin (pyrethroid) with carbamate fungicides (propamocarb, carbendazim, iprovalicarb, and diethofencarb) and insecticides (carbaryl, thiodicarb, pirimicarb, and oxamyl) was studied in a field strain of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande). The fungicide propamocarb and the insecticides pirimicarb and oxamyl were selected for further studies of their synergism action with more detailed bioassays. The method consisted of combining increasing concentrations of acrinathrin with a constant sublethal rate of the carbamate as synergist. These three carbamates did not show synergism to acrinathrin in a laboratory insecticide-susceptible strain, but they did in two field strains, with higher acrinathrin resistance corresponding to higher synergism. Carbamates such as pirimicarb, oxamyl, and propamocarb could be practical candidates for field use as synergists, even against other pests with metabolic resistance. PMID:19253660

  5. Ethyl carbamate levels in selected fermented foods and beverages.

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    Canas, B J; Havery, D C; Robinson, L R; Sullivan, M P; Joe, F L; Diachenko, G W

    1989-01-01

    Ethyl carbamate (EC), also known as urethane, is an animal carcinogen and a by-product of fermentation. Because EC has been found in distilled spirits and wines, a variety of fermented foods and beverages were analyzed to assess its occurrence in other products. Previously described methods using a gas chromatograph-thermal energy analyzer with a nitrogen converter were modified for each matrix and gave recoveries of greater than 80%, with a limit of detection in the 1-2 micrograms/kg (ppb) range. A total of 152 test samples were analyzed; EC levels ranged from none found to 3 ppb in 15 cheeses, 6 teas, 12 yogurts, and 8 ciders; from none found to 13 ppb in 30 breads and 69 malt beverages; and from none found to 84 ppb in 12 soy sauces. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry was used to confirm EC identity and to quantitate EC in selected food extracts. PMID:2592308

  6. Agricultural pesticide residues

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    Tracer techniques used in the elucidation of the pathways and fate of pesticides in agriculture are reviewed. Such studies include investigating the uptake of labelled pesticides into plants in lysimeter and micro-ecosystem experiments, the translocations of pesticides in the soil, the degradation of pesticides in the soil, the biological availability of soil-applied substances and the bound pesticide residues in the soil. The use of macro- and microautoradiography and double and triple labelling is also described. (U.K.)

  7. Crystal Structures of Carbamate Kinase from Giardia lamblia Bound with Citric Acid and AMP-PNP

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    Lim, Kap; Kulakova, Liudmila; Galkin, Andrey; Herzberg, Osnat

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    The parasite Giardia lamblia utilizes the L-arginine dihydrolase pathway to generate ATP from L-arginine. Carbamate kinase (CK) catalyzes the last step in this pathway, converting ADP and carbamoyl phosphate to ATP and ammonium carbamate. Because the L-arginine pathway is essential for G. lamblia survival and absent in high eukaryotes including humans, the enzyme is a potential target for drug development. We have determined two crystal structures of G. lamblia CK (glCK) with bound ligands. O...

  8. Oxidative stress responses in blood and gills of Carassius auratus exposed to the mancozeb-containing carbamate fungicide Tattoo.

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    Kubrak, Olga I; Atamaniuk, Tetiana M; Husak, Viktor V; Drohomyretska, Ivanna Z; Storey, Janet M; Storey, Kenneth B; Lushchak, Volodymyr I

    2012-11-01

    Intensive use of pesticides, particularly dithiocarbamates, in agriculture often leads to contamination of freshwater ecosystems. To our knowledge, the mechanisms of toxicity to fish by the carbamate fungicide Tattoo that contains mancozeb [ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)] have not been studied. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of Tattoo on goldfish gills and blood, tissues that would have close early contact with the pollutant. Exposure of goldfish Carassius auratus to 3, 5 or 10mgL(-1) of Tattoo for 96h resulted in moderate lymphopenia (by 8 percent) with a concomitant increase in both stab (by 66-88 percent) and segmented (by 166 percent) neutrophils. An increase in the content of protein carbonyl groups in blood (by 137-184 percent) together with decreased levels of protein thiols (by 23 percent) and an enhancement of lipid peroxide concentrations (by 29 percent) in gills after exposure to 10mgL(-1) of Tattoo demonstrated the induction of mild oxidative stress in response to Tattoo exposure. At the same time, the activities of selected antioxidant enzymes were enhanced in gills: superoxide dismutase by 18-25 percent and catalase by 27 percent. A 34 percent increment in low molecular mass thiol concentrations (mainly represented by glutathione) also occurred in gills and could be related to increased activity (by 13-30 percent) of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. The results indicate that Tattoo exposure perturbs free radical processes, i.e. induces mild oxidative stress and enhances the activity of certain antioxidant and associated enzymes in goldfish gills. It is clear that goldfish respond to the presence of waterborne pesticide by adjusting antioxidant defenses through upregulation of activities of antioxidant and associated enzymes. PMID:22963715

  9. Use of an ionic liquid-based surfactant as pseudostationary phase in the analysis of carbamates by micellar electrokinetic chromatography.

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    Tejada-Casado, Carmen; Moreno-González, David; García-Campaña, Ana M; del Olmo-Iruela, Monsalud

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    The applicability of an ionic liquid-based cationic surfactant 1-dodecyl-3-methyl-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate (C12 MImBF4 ) as pseudostationary phase in MEKC has been evaluated for the analysis of 11 carbamate pesticides (promecarb, carbofuran, metolcarb, fenobucarb, aldicarb, propoxur, asulam, benomyl, carbendazim, ethiofencarb, isoprocarb) in juice samples. Under optimum conditions (separation buffer, 35 mM NaHCO3 and 20 mM C12 MImBF4 , pH 9.0; capillary temperature 25°C; voltage -22 kV) the analysis was carried out in less than 12 min, using hydrodynamic injection (50 mbar for 7.5 s) and detection at 200 nm. For the extraction of these CRBs from juice samples, a dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) procedure has been proposed, by optimization of variables affecting the efficiency of the extraction. Following this treatment, sample throughput was approximately 12 samples per hour, obtaining a preconcentration factor of 20. Matrix-matched calibration curves were established using tomato juice as representative matrix (from 5 to 250 ?g/L for CBZ, BY, PX, CF, FEN, ETH, ISP, and 25-250 ?g/L for ASL, ALD, PRC, MTL), obtaining quantification limits ranging from 1 to 18 ?g/L and recoveries from 70 to 96%, with RSDs lower than 9%. PMID:25546365

  10. Pesticide transport simulation in a tropical catchment by SWAT

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    The application of agrochemicals in Southeast Asia is increasing in rate, variety and toxicity with alarming speed. Understanding the behavior of these different contaminants within the environment require comprehensive monitoring programs as well as accurate simulations with hydrological models. We used the SWAT hydrological model to simulate the fate of three different pesticides, one of each usage type (herbicide, fungicide and insecticide) in a mountainous catchment in Northern Thailand. Three key parameters were identified: the sorption coefficient, the decay coefficient and the coefficient controlling pesticide percolation. We yielded satisfactory results simulating pesticide load dynamics during the calibration period (NSE: 0.92–0.67); the results during the validation period were also acceptable (NSE: 0.61–0.28). The results of this study are an important step in understanding the modeling behavior of these pesticides in SWAT and will help to identify thresholds of worst-case scenarios in order to assess the risk for the environment. - Highlights: • We performed a global LH-sensitivity analysis of all pesticide related parameters. • Key physical parameters are associated to percolation, degradation and sorption. • We simulated the measured loads of three different pesticides. • We performed an uncertainty analysis of all pesticide simulations. • All Pesticides differed considerably in their sensitivity and simulation behavior. - Pesticide load simulations of three pesticides were modeled by SWAT, providing clues on how to handle pesticides in future SWAT studies

  11. Exposure to Pesticides in Residents or the Banks of the Río Bogotá (Suesca and the Capitan Fish

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Considering the high use of pesticides in Colombia and the harmful effects resulting fromexposure to these substances on human health and the environment, a study for the determinationof biomarkers of exposure and effect of pesticides in population of the banks of the Río Bogotáin Suesca, the levels of pesticides in river water samples taken in the same city and in samples offish, “Capitán de la Sabana” (Eremophylus mutisii caught in this area. Materials and methods:We measured for organophosphates, carbamates, dithiocarbamates and organochlorines. We alsoexplored through a survey of occupational exposure to pesticides in the population and knowledgeand use of personal protective measures in their work. Additionally, we explored the habit offishing for captain and consumption in the diet of the inhabitants of the riverbank. Results: Theresults show the presence of organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in the river and infish tissue and organochlorine and ethylene thiourea in human biological samples. Participated inthe study workers directly exposed to pesticides, highly toxic handlers, most know and use personalprotective measures and industrial hygiene. Conclusions: Pollution such as pesticides in the upperbasin of Bogotá that affects wildlife and coastal populations. Best action is necessary to promoteenvironmental care, protection and self-care of persons using pesticides in the area.

  12. Development and validation of a multi-residue analytical methodology to determine the presence of selected pesticides in water through liquid chromatography

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    Silvia H. G., Brondi; Fernando M., Lanças.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho uma metodologia analítica é descrita para determinar a presença de multi-residuos de pesticidas utilizados na cultura da cana de açúcar (tebuthiuron, hexazinona, diuron, 2,4-D e ametrina), em fontes de água de abastecimento. Os analitos foram isolados da matriz água, através das [...] seguintes técnicas: extração liquido-liquido (LLE), utilizando diclorometano como solvente; extração em fase sólida (SPE), utilizando C18 como suporte sólido e acetonitrila como solvente para condicionamento da fase e eluição dos analitos; e extração com fluido supercrítico (SFE), utilizando C18 como suporte sólido e CO2 no estado supercrítico como solvente de extração. Análise cromatográfica foi feita por cromatografia liquida de alta eficiência (HPLC) com detector ultravioleta, utilizando acetonitrila/água como fase móvel. Dentre as três técnicas de extração avaliadas, os melhores resultados foram obtidos com extração liquido-liquido e extração em fase sólida. Abstract in english In the present work an analytical methodology is described to determine the presence of multi-residues of selected pesticides used in sugar-cane cultures (tebuthiuron, hexazinone, diuron, 2,4-D and ametrine), in source of drinking water. The analytes were isolated from the water matrix through the f [...] ollowing techniques: liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) using dichloromethane as solvent; solid phase extraction (SPE) using C18 as solid support and acetonitrile as solvent to condition the solid phase and elution of the analytes; and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) using C18 as solid support and CO2 in supercritical state as extractant solvent. The chromatographic analysis was done by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with an ultraviolet detector and using acetonitrile/water as mobile phase. Among the three evaluated extraction techniques, the best results were obtained with both liquid-liquid extraction and solid phase extraction.

  13. Determination of biocides and pesticides by on-line solid phase extraction coupled with mass spectrometry and their behaviour in wastewater and surface water

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    Singer, Heinz; Jaus, Sylvia; Hanke, Irene; Lueck, Alfred; Hollender, Juliane [Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Alder, Alfredo C., E-mail: alfredo.alder@eawag.c [Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland)

    2010-10-15

    This study focused on the input of hydrophilic biocides into the aquatic environment and on the efficiency of their removal in conventional wastewater treatment by a mass flux analysis. A fully automated method consisting of on-line solid phase extraction coupled to LC-ESI-MS/MS was developed and validated for the simultaneous trace determination of different biocidal compounds (1,2-benzisothiazoline-3-one (BIT), 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutyl-carbamate (IPBC), irgarol 1051 and 2-N-octyl-4-isothiazolinone (octhilinone, OIT), carbendazim, diazinon, diuron, isoproturon, mecoprop, terbutryn and terbutylazine) and pharmaceuticals (diclofenac and sulfamethoxazole) in wastewater and surface water. In the tertiary effluent, the highest average concentrations were determined for mecoprop (1010 ng/L) which was at comparable levels as the pharmaceuticals diclofenac (690 ng/L) and sulfamethoxazole (140 ng/L) but 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than the other biocidal compounds. Average eliminations for all compounds were usually below 50%. During rain events, increased residual amounts of biocidal contaminants are discharged to receiving surface waters. - Incomplete removal of biocides and pesticides during wastewater treatment.

  14. 75 FR 35801 - Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or...

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    ... published in the Federal Register of January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4274) (FRL-8807-2). A method validation was..., as published in the Federal Register of January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4274) (FRL-8807-2). A method... AGENCY Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in...

  15. Data on some pesticides concentrations in soils from southern part of Pardina polder

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    The paper presents some aspects of pesticides concentration in the soils from southern part of Pardina polder. Values of pesticide-oncentrations are compared with values valid in case of the normal limit, alert limit and take action limit. These pesticides were introduced into soil because the change in land use (and land cover), the former wetlands being transformed into arable land. Pesticides were currently used in order to obtain higher crop productions, by controlling the development of ...

  16. Health Risk Assessment of Pesticide Residues via Dietary Intake of Market Vegetables from Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    Full Text Available The present study was designed to assess the health risk of pesticide residues via dietary intake of vegetables collected from four top agro-based markets of Dhaka, Bangladesh. High performance liquid chromatography with a photo diode array detector (HPLC-PDA was used to determine six organophosphorus (chlorpyrifos, fenitrothion, parathion, ethion, acephate, fenthion, two carbamate (carbaryl and carbofuran and one pyrethroid (cypermethrin pesticide residues in twelve samples of three common vegetables (tomato, lady’s finger and brinjal. Pesticide residues ranged from below detectable limit (<0.01 to 0.36 mg/kg. Acephate, chlorpyrifos, ethion, carbaryl and cypermethrin were detected in only one sample, while co-occurrence occurred twice for fenitrothion and parathion. Apart from chlorpyrifos in tomato and cypermethrin in brinjal, all pesticide residues exceeded the maximum residue limit (MRL. Hazard risk index (HRI for ethion (10.12 and carbaryl (1.09 was found in lady’s finger and tomato, respectively. Rest of the pesticide residues were classified as not a health risk. A continuous monitoring and strict regulation should be enforced regarding control of pesticide residues in vegetables and other food commodities.

  17. Fibre-optic pesticide biosensor based on covalently immobilized acetylcholinesterase and thymol blue.

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    Andres, R T; Narayanaswamy, R

    1997-08-01

    A fibre-optic based on immobilized acetylcholinesterase is described and its application in the detection of carbamate and organophosphate pesticides through enzyme inhibition measurements is discussed. The bioactive component of the sensor consists of acetylcholinesterase covalently immobilized on preactivated isothiocyanate glass mixed with thymol blue indicator bound on aminopropyl glass and the sensor was constructed by packing a thin layer of the glass bead mixture at the tip of a bifurcated fibre-optic sensor head, which was then integrated with a flow-through cell. The response of the sensor to acetylcholine was highly reproducible (RSDoptrode. The factors affecting the inhibition and reactivation processes were investigated. PMID:18966870

  18. Optimización de un método para la detección de carbamatos y organofosforados en vegetales Optimization of a method for the detection of organophosphates and carbamates in vegetables

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    Karl Schosinsky

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Debido al alto grado de contaminación por plaguicidas de productos agrícolas y al alto costo que implica su detección se consideró importante optimizar el método de escrutinio de inhibición de colinesterasas humanas en presencia de extractos vegetales. Se demostró que las suspensiones de glóbulos rojos y plasma son estables al menos por tres meses si se mantienen entre 4 y 8 °C. El reactivo de color es estable por al menos dos años y medio en refrigeración y los sustratos de ambas colinesterasas son estables congelados al menos por dos años. La mezcla del extracto vegetal y los glóbulos rojos o plasma debe incubarse 90 minutos a 37 °C para determinar los porcentajes de inhibición enzimática. Se determinó que los porcentajes de inhibición superiores a 16% en la plasmática y a 21% en la eritrocítica indican presencia de plaguicida en los vegetales. Este método de screening optimizado para detectar la presencia de carbamatos y organofosforados tiene ventaja sobre otros por su bajo costo, facilidad y rapidez de análisis sin requerir de equipo costoso y poco versátil. Esta metodología no cuantifica ni identifica el plaguicida presente pero permite diferenciar entre organofosforados y carbamatos si el periodo de incubación del vegetal con eritrocitos o plasma se prolonga por 24 horas a 20-25 °C.Optimization of the screening method of inhibition of human cholinesterases is considered important because of the high contamination rate of agricultural products with pesticides and its high detection cost. It has been demonstrated that erythrocytes and plasma are stable at least for three months at 4-8 °C. The colour reaction reagent is stable for at least two and a half years at 4-8 °C and the substrate for both cholinesterases is stable when frozen, at least for two years. The solution of vegetable extract and erythrocytes or plasma must be incubated 90 minutes at 37 °C in order to determine the percentages of enzymatic inhibition. It was established that inhibition percentages higher than 16% for the plasmatic solution, and 21% for the erythrocytic solution mean that pesticide is present in vegetables. The advantages of this optimized screening method for the detection of carbamates and organophosphates in vegetables are its low cost and its easy and quick analysis without the need of expensive equipment. This method does not quantify or identify the pesticide, but rather it differentiates organophosphates from carbamates if the incubation time of the vegetable extract with erythrocytes or plasma is maintained at 20- 25 °C for 24 hours.

  19. Optimización de un método para la detección de carbamatos y organofosforados en vegetales / Optimization of a method for the detection of organophosphates and carbamates in vegetables

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    Karl, Schosinsky; Eugenia María, Quintana Guzmán; Clements, Ruepert.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Debido al alto grado de contaminación por plaguicidas de productos agrícolas y al alto costo que implica su detección se consideró importante optimizar el método de escrutinio de inhibición de colinesterasas humanas en presencia de extractos vegetales. Se demostró que las suspensiones de glóbulos ro [...] jos y plasma son estables al menos por tres meses si se mantienen entre 4 y 8 °C. El reactivo de color es estable por al menos dos años y medio en refrigeración y los sustratos de ambas colinesterasas son estables congelados al menos por dos años. La mezcla del extracto vegetal y los glóbulos rojos o plasma debe incubarse 90 minutos a 37 °C para determinar los porcentajes de inhibición enzimática. Se determinó que los porcentajes de inhibición superiores a 16% en la plasmática y a 21% en la eritrocítica indican presencia de plaguicida en los vegetales. Este método de screening optimizado para detectar la presencia de carbamatos y organofosforados tiene ventaja sobre otros por su bajo costo, facilidad y rapidez de análisis sin requerir de equipo costoso y poco versátil. Esta metodología no cuantifica ni identifica el plaguicida presente pero permite diferenciar entre organofosforados y carbamatos si el periodo de incubación del vegetal con eritrocitos o plasma se prolonga por 24 horas a 20-25 °C. Abstract in english Optimization of the screening method of inhibition of human cholinesterases is considered important because of the high contamination rate of agricultural products with pesticides and its high detection cost. It has been demonstrated that erythrocytes and plasma are stable at least for three months [...] at 4-8 °C. The colour reaction reagent is stable for at least two and a half years at 4-8 °C and the substrate for both cholinesterases is stable when frozen, at least for two years. The solution of vegetable extract and erythrocytes or plasma must be incubated 90 minutes at 37 °C in order to determine the percentages of enzymatic inhibition. It was established that inhibition percentages higher than 16% for the plasmatic solution, and 21% for the erythrocytic solution mean that pesticide is present in vegetables. The advantages of this optimized screening method for the detection of carbamates and organophosphates in vegetables are its low cost and its easy and quick analysis without the need of expensive equipment. This method does not quantify or identify the pesticide, but rather it differentiates organophosphates from carbamates if the incubation time of the vegetable extract with erythrocytes or plasma is maintained at 20- 25 °C for 24 hours.

  20. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... the researchers did not find any significant childhood cancer risk with exposure to outdoor pesticides; however, exposure to ... cancers in general. The study authors concluded that cancer risks are related to the type of pesticides used ...

  1. Pesticides and Pregnancy

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    Pesticides and Pregnancy In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a 3-5% chance of having ... risk. This sheet talks about whether exposure to pesticides may increase the risk for birthdefects over that ...

  2. Pesticide Product Label System

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Pesticide Product Label System (PPLS) provides a collection of pesticide product labels (Adobe PDF format) that have been approved by EPA under Section 3 of the...

  3. Pesticide Instrumental Analysis

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    This workshop was the evaluation of the pesticides impact on the vegetable matrix with the purpose to determine the analysis by GC / M S. The working material were lettuce matrix, chard and a mix of green leaves and pesticides.

  4. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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  6. Toxic effects of pesticide mixtures at a molecular level: Their relevance to human health

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    Highlights: ? Toxic effects of pesticide mixtures can be independent, dose addition or interaction. ? Metabolic interactions involve inhibition or induction of detoxifying enzymes. ? Organophosphates can potentiate pyrethroid, carbaryl and triazine toxicity. ? Synergism occurs when two active pesticides elicit greater than additive toxicity. ? Endocrine disruptors have the potential for additivity rather than synergism. - Abstract: Pesticides almost always occur in mixtures with other ones. The toxicological effects of low-dose pesticide mixtures on the human health are largely unknown, although there are growing concerns about their safety. The combined toxicological effects of two or more components of a pesticide mixture can take one of three forms: independent, dose addition or interaction. Not all mixtures of pesticides with similar chemical structures produce additive effects; thus, if they act on multiple sites their mixtures may produce different toxic effects. The additive approach also fails when evaluating mixtures that involve a secondary chemical that changes the toxicokinetics of the pesticide as a result of its increased activation or decreased detoxification, which is followed by an enhanced or reduced toxicity, respectively. This review addresses a number of toxicological interactions of pesticide mixtures at a molecular level. Examples of such interactions include the postulated mechanisms for the potentiation of pyrethroid, carbaryl and triazine herbicides toxicity by organophosphates; how the toxicity of some organophosphates can be potentiated by other organophosphates or by previous exposure to organochlorines; the synergism between pyrethroid and carbamate compounds and the antagonism between triazine herbicides and prochloraz. Particular interactions are also addressed, such as those of pesticides acting as endocrine disruptors, the cumulative toxicity of organophosphates and organochlorines resulting in estrogenic effects and the promotion of organophosphate-induced delayed polyneuropathy

  7. Pesticide exposure - Indian scene

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    Use of pesticides in India began in 1948 when DDT was imported for malaria control and BHC for locust control. India started pesticide production with manufacturing plant for DDT and benzene hexachloride (BHC) (HCH) in the year 1952. In 1958, India was producing over 5000 metric tonnes of pesticides. Currently, there are approximately 145 pesticides registered for use, and production has increased to approximately 85,000 metric tonnes. Rampant use of these chemicals has given rise to several short-term and long-term adverse effects of these chemicals. The first report of poisoning due to pesticides in India came from Kerala in 1958 where, over 100 people died after consuming wheat flour contaminated with parathion. Subsequently several cases of pesticide-poisoning including the Bhopal disaster have been reported. Despite the fact that the consumption of pesticides in India is still very low, about 0.5 kg/ha of pesticides against 6.60 and 12.0 kg/ha in Korea and Japan, respectively, there has been a widespread contamination of food commodities with pesticide residues, basically due to non-judicious use of pesticides. In India, 51% of food commodities are contaminated with pesticide residues and out of these, 20% have pesticides residues above the maximum residue level values on a worldwide basis. It has been observed that their long-term, low-dose exposure are increasingly linked to human health effects such as immune-suppression, hormone disruption, diminished intelligence, reproductive abnormalities, and cancer. In this light, problems of pesticide safety, regulation of pesticide use, use of biotechnology, and biopesticides, and use of pesticides obtained from natural plant sources such as neem extracts are some of the future strategies for minimizing human exposure to pesticides

  8. [Simultaneous analysis of residual pesticides in fruit, vegetables, brown rice, and oolong tea by LC-MS/MS].

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    Namikawa, Mikio; Shibata, Sayo; Shiomi, Tetsuo; Nakagawa, Tomoyuki; Ban, Soichiro; Tomita, Yoko; Semura, Shunsuke; Nakao, Yoshie; Banno, Yukinori; Kawakami, Masahiro

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    According to "The validity evaluation guideline of the testing methodology on the residual pesticides in food" of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, we carried out validity evaluation of a simultaneous analysis method for residual pesticides in various products with the QuEChERS method using a C18 mini column and/or an EnviCarb/PSA mini column for purification. Multi-ingredient simultaneous analysis with high sensitivity in a short time was achieved with LC-MS/MS. Validation was achieved for 269 pesticides among 302 pesticides in eight kinds of fruit, vegetables, and brown rice and 204 pesticides among 233 pesticides in oolong tea. Finally, 151 pesticides in oolong tea and from 234 to 259 pesticides in fruit, vegetables, and brown rice met the values specified in the guideline. PMID:25743591

  9. Lignin is linked to ethyl-carbamate formation in ume (Prunus mume) liqueur.

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    Hashiguchi, Tomokazu; Izu, Hanae; Sudo, Shigetoshi

    2012-01-01

    Ethyl carbamate concentrations in oak barrel-aged ume (Prunus mume) liqueurs were measured, and possible explanations for elevated levels were examined. The average concentration was 0.30 mg/L, significantly higher than in ume liqueurs not aged in oak (0.08 mg/L). Oak powder extracts were prepared from both untoasted and toasted oak powder by extraction with aqueous ethanol, and these were used to make ume liqueurs. Relative to a no-oak control, the ethyl carbamate concentrations were 3.8 and 11 times higher in the ume liqueur made with the untoasted and toasted oak powder extracts respectively. The extracts were loaded onto a C18 column, washed with water, and eluted with methanol. The (13)C-NMR spectra for the main constituents of the methanol elution fractions were consistent with those for lignin or fragments thereof. The methanol fractions were added to ume liqueur which was stored for 3 months. Relative to a control, the ethyl carbamate concentrations in the 3-month old liqueurs were found to be 1.2 and 4.6 higher for the untoasted oak-powder and the toasted oak-powder respectively. Ethyl carbamate was formed when lignin was added to a 40% aqueous ethanol solution that contained potassium cyanide. These observations suggest that lignin or fragments thereof promote the formation of ethyl carbamate. PMID:22232267

  10. Quality Control Of Selected Pesticides With GC

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    The practical quality control of selected pesticides with GC is treated. Detailed descriptions are given on materials and methods used, including sample preparation and GC operating conditions. The systematic validation of multi methods is described, comprising performance characteristics in routine analysis, like selectivity, specificity etc. This is illustrated by chromatograms, calibration curves and tables derived from real laboratory data. (author)

  11. Validation of one-step cleanup and separation method of polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from atmospheric gas- and particle-phase samples.

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    Yenisoy-Karaka?, Serpil; Gaga, Eftade O

    2013-10-15

    A one-step cleanup method is described for the determination of PAHs, PCBs and OCPs in air (gas and particulate phase) samples. Analytes were extracted from ambient air samples using soxhlet extraction with a solvent mixture of dichloromethane and petroleum ether (1:4) for 24h. They were concentrated, separated and fractionated on a florisil and alumina column. The amounts of florisil (1g or 2g) with/without alumina were tested in the cleanup column. The study systematically investigated the effects of solvent types, and the amounts of florisil and alumina, on the performance of the cleanup process. The first fraction was eluted with 25 mL hexane, and analyzed for PCBs. The second fraction was collected via 40 mL hexane-ethyl acetate (1:1) solvent mixture, and analyzed for OCPs and PAHs. The optimized method yielded average recoveries between 88% and 99% for PCBs; 56% and 118% for PAHs; and 51% and 128% for OCPs. Other validation parameters were also investigated, such as MDL, LOQ, linear range, sensitivity (r(2)). An oven-program optimization and adjustment of GC-MS were performed. For internal quality control, surrogate recoveries and field blanks values were calculated. External calibration curves were prepared for PAHs, and internal calibration curves were preferred for OCP and PCBs. PMID:24054572

  12. Kinetic and thermodynamic analysis for lipase-catalyzed hydrolytic resolution of (R,S)-alcohols though their azolyl carbamates.

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    Cheng, Ya-Ling; Wu, An-Chi; Wang, Pei-Yun; Tsai, Shau-Wei

    2012-08-01

    A new approach to the lipase-catalyzed hydrolytic resolution of (R,S)-azolyl carbamates for obtaining chiral azolyl carbamates and alcohol is described. With (R,S)-1-phenylethyl azolyl carbamates as the model substrates, the best reaction condition of using (R,S)-1-phenylethyl 4-bromopyrazole carbamate (1) as the substrate in water-saturated diisopropyl ether at 45 °C is selected. The kinetic constants, and hence enantiomeric ratio of 124, are then estimated from the kinetic analysis by considering the alcohol inhibition effect, with which theoretical time-course conversions for both enantiomers are numerically solved and agree with the experimental data. The thermodynamic parameters -??H and -??S satisfying a linear enthalpy-entropy compensation relationship of -??S = -38.84 + 3.29(-??H) are further estimated. An extension of the resolution platform to (R,S)-4-bromopyrazole carbamates derived from other (R,S)-alcohols (4, 5, 7) is also addressed. PMID:22249784

  13. Comparison of solid phase- and liquid/liquid-extraction for the purification of hair extract prior to multi-class pesticides analysis.

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    Duca, Radu-Corneliu; Salquebre, Guillaume; Hardy, Emilie; Appenzeller, Brice M R

    2014-04-01

    The present study focuses on the influence of a purification step - after extraction of pesticides from hair and before analysis of the extract - on the sensitivity of analytical methods including compounds from different chemical classes (both parent and metabolites). Sixty-seven pesticides and metabolites from different chemical classes were tested here: organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids, ureas, azoles, phenylpyrazoles and neonicotinoids. Two gas chromatography-negative chemical ionization-tandem mass spectrometry methods and one based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry were used. Seven solid-phase extraction cartridges: C18, S-DVB, PS-DVB, GCB, GCB/PSA, SAX/PSA and Florisil/PSA were tested and compared to more classical liquid-liquid extraction procedures using ethyl acetate, hexane and dichloromethane. Although LLE allowed obtaining good results for some compounds, on the whole, SPE clearly provided better recovery for the majority of the pesticide residues tested in the present study. GCB/PSA was clearly the best suited to non-polar compounds such as organochlorines, pyrethroids and organophosphates, with recovery ranging from 45.9% (diflufenican) to 117.1% (parathion methyl). For hydrophilic metabolites (e.g. dialkyl phosphates and other organophosphate metabolites, pyrethroid metabolites, phenols and carbamate metabolites), the best results were obtained with PS-DVB, with recovery ranged from 10.3% (malathion monocarboxylic acid) to 93.1% (para-nitrophenol). For hydrophilic parent pesticides (e.g. neonicotinoids, carbamates, azoles) and metabolites without nucleophilic functions, the best recovery was obtained with SAX/PSA, with recovery ranging from 52.1% (3-hydroxycarbofuran) to 100.9% (3,4-dichloroaniline). Solid phase extraction was found to be more suitable than the liquid-liquid extraction for pesticides and their metabolites determination in terms of number of extracted compounds and their recovery. Moreover, the use of solid phase extraction cartridges has enabled the reduction of the analytical background noise, resulting in better chromatographic separations. PMID:24631817

  14. Development and validation of a multi-residue method for pesticide determination in honey using on-column liquid-liquid extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Pirard, C; Widart, J; Nguyen, B K; Deleuze, C; Heudt, L; Haubruge, E; De Pauw, E; Focant, J-F

    2007-06-01

    We report on the development and validation under ISO 17025 criteria of a multi-residue confirmatory method to identify and quantify 17 widely chemically different pesticides (insecticides: Carbofuran, Methiocarb, Pirimicarb, Dimethoate, Fipronil, Imidacloprid; herbicides: Amidosulfuron, Rimsulfuron, Atrazine, Simazine, Chloroturon, Linuron, Isoxaflutole, Metosulam; fungicides: Diethofencarb) and 2 metabolites (Methiocarb sulfoxide and 2-Hydroxytertbutylazine) in honey. This method is based on an on-column liquid-liquid extraction (OCLLE) using diatomaceous earth as inert solid support and liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS) operating in tandem mode (MS/MS). Method specificity is ensured by checking retention time and theoretical ratio between two transitions from a single precursor ion. Linearity is demonstrated all along the range of concentration that was investigated, from 0.1 to 20 ng g(-1) raw honey, with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.921 to 0.999, depending on chemicals. Recovery rates obtained on home-made quality control samples are between 71 and 90%, well above the range defined by the EC/657/2002 document, but in the range we had fixed to ensure proper quantification, as levels found in real samples could not be corrected for recovery rates. Reproducibility is found to be between 8 and 27%. Calculated CCalpha and CCbeta (0.0002-0.943 ng g(-1) for CCalpha, and 0.0002-1.232 ng g(-1) for CCbeta) show the good sensitivity attained by this multi-residue analytical method. The robustness of the method has been tested in analyzing more than 100 raw honey samples collected from different areas in Belgium, as well as some wax and bee samples, with a slightly adapted procedure. PMID:17416380

  15. Resíduos de pesticidas em águas superficiais de área de nascente do Rio São Lourenço-MT: validação de método por extração em fase sólida e cromatografia líquida Pesticide residues in surface waters at the headwaters of São Lourenço River-MT, Brazil: validation of a method using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography

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    Anna Carolina Araújo Ribeiro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A multiresidue method using HPLC/DAD for the determination of fourteen pesticides in water based on SPE, using SDVB (styrene divynilbenzene copolymer as adsorbent was validated. Recoveries from 61 to 120%, relative standard deviation between 2 and 15% and detection limits from 0.07 to 0.75 µg L-1 were obtained. It was applied to 66 surface water samples collected in a degraded area at the headwaters of São Lourenço river, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Eight pesticides were detected in concentrations ranging from 0.15 to 35.25 µg L-1. Considering ecotoxicological data, carbendazim and carbofuran may represent a risk to aquatic organisms. These results draw attention to the contamination of this vulnerable degraded area.

  16. Resíduos de pesticidas em águas superficiais de área de nascente do Rio São Lourenço-MT: validação de método por extração em fase sólida e cromatografia líquida / Pesticide residues in surface waters at the headwaters of São Lourenço River-MT, Brazil: validation of a method using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography

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    Anna Carolina Araújo, Ribeiro; Eliana Freire Gaspar de Carvalho, Dores; Ricardo Santos Silva, Amorim; Carolina, Lourencetti.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english A multiresidue method using HPLC/DAD for the determination of fourteen pesticides in water based on SPE, using SDVB (styrene divynilbenzene copolymer) as adsorbent was validated. Recoveries from 61 to 120%, relative standard deviation between 2 and 15% and detection limits from 0.07 to 0.75 µg L-1 w [...] ere obtained. It was applied to 66 surface water samples collected in a degraded area at the headwaters of São Lourenço river, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Eight pesticides were detected in concentrations ranging from 0.15 to 35.25 µg L-1. Considering ecotoxicological data, carbendazim and carbofuran may represent a risk to aquatic organisms. These results draw attention to the contamination of this vulnerable degraded area.

  17. Characterizing pesticide sorption and degradation in macro scale biopurification systems using column displacement experiments

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    The efficiency of biopurification systems to treat pesticide-contaminated water was previously studied in microcosms. To validate the obtained results, macrocosm systems were set-up. Four pesticides (linuron, isoproturon, bentazone, and metalaxyl) were continuously applied to ten different organic substrate mixes. Retention of the pesticides was similar and in some cases slightly lower in the macrocosms compared to the microcosms. Differences in retention between the different mixes were however minimal. Moreover, the classification of the retention strength of the pesticides was identical to that observed in microcosms: linuron > isoproturon > metalaxyl > bentazone. Monod kinetics were used to describe delayed degradation, which occurred for isoproturon, metalaxyl and bentazone. No breakthrough of linuron was observed, thus, this pesticide was appointed as the most retained and/or degraded pesticide, followed by isoproturon, metalaxyl and bentazone. Finally, most of the matrix mixes efficient in degrading or retaining pesticides were mixes containing dried cow manure. - Transport of pesticides in macrocosm containing organic substrates

  18. Biochemical response to toxic effects of nudrin pesticide in male rats

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    The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of daily oral administrations of 4 mg /kg of the carbamate pesticide nudrin for 28 days on acetylcholine esterase activity in brain and serum, white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), blood hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct) levels. Also, its effect on the metabolism of14C-glucose has been also studied. The results obtained demonstrated that nudrin is an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor in both brain and serum. Also, the pesticide induced significant increase in white blood cells and significant decrease in red blood cells, hemoglobin and hematocrit values all over the experimental period. Reduction in the metabolism of14C-glucose was also observed

  19. Optical Biosensor with Multienzyme System Immobilized onto Hybrid Membrane for Pesticides Determination

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    Lyubov Yotova

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A construction of optical biosensor based on simultaneous immobilization of acetylcholinesterase and choline oxidase enzymes for the detection of pesticides residues is described. Different kinds of novel SiO2 hybrid membranes were synthesized to be suitable for optical biosensors using sol-gel techniques. The bioactive component of the sensor consists of a multi-enzyme system including acetylcholinesterase and choline oxidase covalently immobilized on new hybrid membranes. The sensor exhibited a linear response to acetylcholine in a concentration range of 2.5 - 30 mM. Inhibition plots obtained from testing carbamate (carbofuran pesticides exhibited concentration dependent behaviour and showed linear profiles in concentration ranges between 5x10-8 - 5x10-7 M for carbofuran. The factors affecting the constructed optical biosensors were investigated.

  20. Pesticides: chemicals for survival

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    Pesticides are chemicals used to control pests such as insects, weeds, plant diseases, nematodes, and rodents. The increased use of pesticides since 1945 has greatly aided the increase in crop production, protected livestock from diseases such as trypanosomiasis, protected man from diseases such as malaria and filarisis, decreased losses of stored grain, and has generally improved man's welfare. Despite the enormous benefits derived from pesticides these chemicals are not problem-free. Many pesticides are toxic to living organisms and interfere with specific biochemical systems. To measure the very small quantities of a pesticide radiolabelled chemicals are frequently essential, particularly to measure changes in the chemical structure of the pesticide, movement of the pesticide in soil, plants, or animals, amounts of pesticide going through various steps in food processing, etc. The use of radiolabelled pesticides is shortly shown for metabolism of the pesticide in crop species, metabolism in ruminant, in chickens and eggs, in soil, and possibly leaching and sorption in soil, hydrolysis, bio-concentration, microbial and photodegradation, and toxicity studies

  1. Geostatistics as a basis to the CMLS pesticide simulation model with validation in soil columns / Geoestatística como suporte ao modelo de simulação de agrotóxico CMLS com validação em colunas de solos

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    Gilberto, Nicolella; Archimedes, Perez Filho; Manoel Dornelas de, Souza; Vera Lúcia, Ferracini.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de modelos de simulação é provavelmente a maneira mais eficiente para predizer o comportamento de agrotóxicos no sistema solo/água/planta. O modelo de simulação de destino de agrotóxicos CMLS (Chemical Movement in Layered Soils), foi usado para estudar o comportamento do herbicida tebuthiuron, [...] utilizado na cultura de cana-de-açúcar, a partir de uma grade de amostragem composta de 111 pontos amostrais, equi-espaçados de 200 m e englobando três tipos de solo: Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ), Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico (LVdf) e Latossolo Vermelho distrófico (LVd), texturas média e argilosa. Os 373 pontos avaliados pelo simulador, gerados das amostras da grade original e através dos métodos geoestatísticos da variografia e krigagem, produziram valores de profundidade atingida pelo herbicida, após seis anos de simulação (1989-1995). Para Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ), o tebuthiuron, em quatro pontos simulados, apresentou valores de profundidade acima de 43 m e com máximo de 50 m, com uma quantidade de produto permanecendo ainda no solo, próximo a 10% do valor aplicado de 1,1 kg ha-1. Resultados provenientes do ensaio em coluna, usados para a validação do modelo, mostraram que o mesmo superestimou em 6,66% a profundidade atingida pelo herbicida quando comparado ao valor produzido pela coluna, para o Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ), e subestimou com valores de 4,5% e 20,0%, para o Latossolo Vermelho distrófico (LVd) e o Latossolo Vermelho-distroférrico (LVdf), respectivamente. Esses dados confirmam, para o Neossolo Quartzarênico(RQ) e o Latossolo Vermelho-distrófico (LVd) a adequação do modelo, na avaliação do destino do herbicida. Abstract in english The use of simulation models is probably the most efficient means for predicting the behavior of pesticides in the soil-plant-water system. The CMLS (Chemical Movement in Layered Soils) simulation model for predicting the fate of pesticides was used for studying the behavior of tebuthiuron, a herbic [...] ide used in sugar cane crops, from a sampling grid with 111 sampling points 200 m apart from one another and encompassing three types of soil: Ustic Quartzipsamment, Rhodic Hapludox and Typic Hapludox, all with medium and clay textures. The 373 points assessed by the simulator, generated from samples coming from the original grid and through the geostatistical methods of variography and ordinary kriging, returned the depth values reached by the herbicide after six years of simulation (1989-1995). For the Ustic Quartzipsamment, tebuthiuron, in four simulated points, returned depth values above 43 m and a maximum 50 m, with a certain amount of the product still remaining in the soil that was close to 10% of the original 1.1 kg ha-1 applied. Results from the column assay used for validating the model showed that the model overestimated the depth reached by the herbicide in 6.6% as compared to the column value for the Ustic Quartzipsamment. The depth was underestimated in 4.5% and 20% for the Typic Hapludox and the Rhodic Hapludox, respectively. These data support the adequacy of the model for assessing the fate of tebuthiuron in both Ustic Quartzipsamment and Typic Hapludox.

  2. Geostatistics as a basis to the CMLS pesticide simulation model with validation in soil columns Geoestatística como suporte ao modelo de simulação de agrotóxico CMLS com validação em colunas de solos

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    Gilberto Nicolella

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of simulation models is probably the most efficient means for predicting the behavior of pesticides in the soil-plant-water system. The CMLS (Chemical Movement in Layered Soils simulation model for predicting the fate of pesticides was used for studying the behavior of tebuthiuron, a herbicide used in sugar cane crops, from a sampling grid with 111 sampling points 200 m apart from one another and encompassing three types of soil: Ustic Quartzipsamment, Rhodic Hapludox and Typic Hapludox, all with medium and clay textures. The 373 points assessed by the simulator, generated from samples coming from the original grid and through the geostatistical methods of variography and ordinary kriging, returned the depth values reached by the herbicide after six years of simulation (1989-1995. For the Ustic Quartzipsamment, tebuthiuron, in four simulated points, returned depth values above 43 m and a maximum 50 m, with a certain amount of the product still remaining in the soil that was close to 10% of the original 1.1 kg ha-1 applied. Results from the column assay used for validating the model showed that the model overestimated the depth reached by the herbicide in 6.6% as compared to the column value for the Ustic Quartzipsamment. The depth was underestimated in 4.5% and 20% for the Typic Hapludox and the Rhodic Hapludox, respectively. These data support the adequacy of the model for assessing the fate of tebuthiuron in both Ustic Quartzipsamment and Typic Hapludox.O uso de modelos de simulação é provavelmente a maneira mais eficiente para predizer o comportamento de agrotóxicos no sistema solo/água/planta. O modelo de simulação de destino de agrotóxicos CMLS (Chemical Movement in Layered Soils, foi usado para estudar o comportamento do herbicida tebuthiuron, utilizado na cultura de cana-de-açúcar, a partir de uma grade de amostragem composta de 111 pontos amostrais, equi-espaçados de 200 m e englobando três tipos de solo: Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico (LVdf e Latossolo Vermelho distrófico (LVd, texturas média e argilosa. Os 373 pontos avaliados pelo simulador, gerados das amostras da grade original e através dos métodos geoestatísticos da variografia e krigagem, produziram valores de profundidade atingida pelo herbicida, após seis anos de simulação (1989-1995. Para Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, o tebuthiuron, em quatro pontos simulados, apresentou valores de profundidade acima de 43 m e com máximo de 50 m, com uma quantidade de produto permanecendo ainda no solo, próximo a 10% do valor aplicado de 1,1 kg ha-1. Resultados provenientes do ensaio em coluna, usados para a validação do modelo, mostraram que o mesmo superestimou em 6,66% a profundidade atingida pelo herbicida quando comparado ao valor produzido pela coluna, para o Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, e subestimou com valores de 4,5% e 20,0%, para o Latossolo Vermelho distrófico (LVd e o Latossolo Vermelho-distroférrico (LVdf, respectivamente. Esses dados confirmam, para o Neossolo Quartzarênico(RQ e o Latossolo Vermelho-distrófico (LVd a adequação do modelo, na avaliação do destino do herbicida.

  3. Pesticide reducing instruments

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    Jacobsen, Lars-Bo; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård; Andersen, Martin; Bjørner, Thomas B.; Hauch, Jens; Topping, Chis J.

    2005-01-01

    For decades the concerns about the impact of modern agriculture’s use of pesticides have been one of the most debated issues within Danish environmental politics. Several action plans have aimed at reducing the use of pesticides, but the scientific basis of these has not been well justified. The aim of this paper is to analyze the effectiveness of different instruments targeting unilateral pesticide reductions in Danish agriculture as well as whether the benefit from further reductions exceeds t...

  4. Control of Pesticides 2001

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    Krongaard, T.; Petersen, K. K.; Christoffersen, C.

    2002-01-01

    The analytical chemical authority control on pesticide products on the Danish market performed in 2001 is reported. Samples of selected groups of pesticides have been collected from the market and analysed to verify whether the actual contents of the respective active ingredients in the products comply with the label-claimed content. The tolerance of deviation from the label-claimed content of active ingredient is set by the Danish pesticide regulation. Three different groups of products covered...

  5. Control of Pesticides 2006

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    Krongaard, Teddy; Petersen, Kitty Kastalag; Christoffersen, Christel

    2008-01-01

    The analytical chemical authority control of pesticide products on the Danish market in 2006 is described in this report. Samples of selected groups of pesticides have been collected from the market and analysed to verify whether the actual contents of the respective active ingredients in the products comply with the labelled content. The tolerance of deviation from the labelled content of active ingredient is set by the Danish Statutory Order on pesticides. In addition to the examination of the...

  6. FUNGICIDE METHYL 2-BENZIMIDAZOLE CARBAMATE CAUSES INFERTILITY IN MALE SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS

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    A serial breeding technique was used to evaluate the fertility of male Sprague-Dawley rats after exposure to the fungicide carbendazim (methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate)(C). Proven-fertile male rats (90 d old) received 10 daily doses of corn oil or C(400 mg/kg/d) peroral. Each ma...

  7. Computational study of structural properties of lithium cation complexes with carbamate-modified disiloxanes.

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    Jeschke, Steffen; Wiemhöfer, Hans-Dieter; Mück-Lichtenfeld, Christian

    2014-07-21

    Lithium cation solvation structures [Li(S)(n=1-4)](+) with ligands of cyclic or noncyclic carbamate-modified disiloxanes are optimized at B3LYP level of theory and compared to their corresponding simplified carbamates and to the organic carbonates ethylene carbonate (EC) and dimethyl carbonate (DMC). The electrostatic potentials (ESP) of these investigated carbonyl-containing solvents are mapped on the electron density surface. The maximum ESP is located at the C=O-oxygen, whereas the disiloxane functionality represents an unpolar residue. Natural Bond Orbitals (NBO) analysis reveals strong n(N) ??(C[double bond, length as m-dash]O) donor-acceptor interactions in carbamates which outrun dipolar properties. As a result, higher total binding energies (?E(B)) for solvation of Li(+) in carbamates (-148 kcal mol(-1)) are found than for carbonates (-137 kcal mol(-1)). Furthermore, the disiloxane moiety with its Si-O bond is stabilized by n(O) ??*(Si-C) hyperconjugation that provides additional electron density to a nearby SiCH3 methyl group thus supporting an additional SiCH2-H...Li(+) coordination. The formation of all investigated solvation structures is exothermic. Owing to steric hindrance of noncyclic carbonyl-containing ligands and the bulky disiloxane functionality, the solvation structure [Li(S)3](+) is the preferred structure according to Gibbs free energy ?G(B) results. PMID:24914737

  8. Pesticide Product Information System (PPIS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Pesticide Product Information System contains information concerning all pesticide products registered in the United States. It includes registrant name and...

  9. 75 FR 28012 - Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on False or Misleading Pesticide Product...

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    ...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0282; FRL-8824-8] Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on False or Misleading Pesticide Product Brand Names AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

  10. 78 FR 3418 - Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide...

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    ...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0906; FRL-9374-4] Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Web- Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION:...

  11. Pesticide Registration Information System

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — PRISM provides an integrated, web portal for all pesticide related data, communications, registrations and transactions for OPP and its stakeholders, partners and...

  12. The Danish Pesticide Tax

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    Pedersen, Anders Branth; Nielsen, Helle Ørsted; Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2015-01-01

    This case study analyses the effects of the Danish pesticide tax (1996-2013) on agriculture which was introduced as an ad valorem tax in 1996, doubled in 1998, and redesigned in 2013 as a tax based on the toxicity of the pesticides. The Danish pesticide taxes probably represent the world’s highest pesticide taxes on agriculture, which makes it interesting to analyze how effective they have been. Here the effects of the ad valorem tax (1996-2013) are analyzed. The case study demonstrates the chal...

  13. Application of the Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) to pesticide fate and transport: an overview.

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    Malone, Robert W; Ahuja, Lajpat R; Ma, Liwang; Wauchope, R Don; Ma, Qingli; Rojas, Kenneth W

    2004-03-01

    Pesticide transport models are tools used to develop improved pesticide management strategies, study pesticide processes under different conditions (management, soils, climates, etc) and illuminate aspects of a system in need of more field or laboratory study. This paper briefly overviews RZWQM history and distinguishing features, overviews key RZWQM components and reviews RZWQM validation studies. RZWQM is a physically based agricultural systems model that includes sub-models to simulate: infiltration, runoff, water distribution and chemical movement in the soil; macropore flow and chemical movement through macropores; evapotranspiration (ET); heat transport; plant growth; organic matter/nitrogen cycling; pesticide processes; chemical transfer to runoff; and the effect of agricultural management practices on these processes. Research to date shows that if key input parameters are calibrated, RZWQM can adequately simulate the processes involved with pesticide transport (ET, soil-water content, percolation and runoff, plant growth and pesticide fate). A review of the validation studies revealed that (1) accurate parameterization of restricting soil layers (low permeability horizons) may improve simulated soil-water content; (2) simulating pesticide sorption kinetics may improve simulated soil pesticide concentration with time (persistence) and depth and (3) calibrating the pesticide half-life is generally necessary for accurate pesticide persistence simulations. This overview/review provides insight into the processes involved with the RZWQM pesticide component and helps identify model weaknesses, model strengths and successful modeling strategies. PMID:15025234

  14. Health Risk Assessment of Pesticide Usage in Menia El-Kamh Province of Sharkia Governorate in Egypt

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    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Menia El-Kamh province of the Sharkia Governorate constitutes one of the largest agricultural areas in Egypt. About 88% of the nearly 472,000 people living in this province rely on agricultural activities for subsistence. Several pesticides including organochloride, organophosphorus, carbamate, and pyrethroid insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides are commonly used in citrus, vegetable and other crop-growing areas to increase agricultural productivity. However, their use has also been associated with several cases of pesticide poisoning. In this research, we conducted a field survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the farmer’s community regarding the safe use of pesticides. We also evaluated the residual concentrations of selected pesticides in water, soil, milk, fish, and orange samples, and estimated the potential health risks associated with the exposure to these pesticides. Data obtained from the field survey indicate that more than 95% of farm workers do not practice safety precautions during pesticide formulation and application; leading to a considerable prevalence of pesticide-related illnesses in this agricultural community. Pesticide residues in various environmental samples varied greatly; from below detection levels (3-5 ng to as high as 325 ppb depending on the matrix of interest, and the specific pesticide of concern. The analysis of health risk estimates indicated that chlorpyrifos, DDT, dimethoate, methomyl, and larvin did not pose a direct hazard to human health, although present in water, milk, orange, and/or fish. However, aldicarb, and carbosulfan levels exceeded the reference doses, indicating a great potential for systemic toxicity, especially in children who are considered to be the most vulnerable population subgroup. The upper-bound values of cancer risk from DDT exposure were estimated to be about 8 (adults, and 55 (children excess cancers in a population of one million.

  15. Effect Of Fenugreek Seed Powder In Toxicity Induced By MALAPHOS And METHAVINE Pesticides In Male Rats

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    Pesticides administration to rats led to an enhancement in oxidative stress and generation of free radicals. These free radicals may be involved in the toxicity of some pesticides. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to assess the effect of pre-treatment of rats with fenugreek seed powder at the dose level of 250 mg/kg b.wt in inhibiting the oxidative damage induced by administration malaphos (organophosphorus) at the dose level of 343.75 mg/kg b.wt and methavine (carbamate) at the dose level of 4 mg/kg b.wt for 6 weeks. Also the present study was carried out to evaluate the strength of fenugreek seed powder and the influence of both pesticides, malaphos and methovine on serum glucose, insuline, total bilirubin, total protein, albumin and gamma glutamyl transferase (?GT), calcium (Ca), inorganic phosphorus and iron (Fe) contents. The metabolism of14C-glucose injected 24 hours post-treatments with the two pesticides and fenugreek seed powder were studied. The results obtained demonstrated that the deleterious damage due to malaphos and methavine administration was manifested by the significant elevation in serum glucose, gamma glutamyl transferase (? -GT), calcium (Ca), and iron content. Also, there was significant decrease in insulin level, total bilirubin, total protein, albumin and inorganic phosphorus. On the other hand, the data recorded a reduction in the tracing of metabolizable of14C- glucose which was more pronounced in urine of rats administrated malaphos compared to those received methavine pesticide. It could be concluded that administration of fenugreek seed powder (FSP) to rats during the treatment with malaphos or methavine pesticide attenuated to a great extent the damaging effects of both pesticides on the here in assayed parameters. According, by fenugreek administration at the used dose may have an indirect physiological effect on the metabolism of14C- glucose.

  16. Application of Multi-Analyte Methods for Pesticide Formulations

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    The application of multi-analyte methods for pesticide formulations by GC analysis is discussed. HPLC was used to determine active ingredients. HPLC elution sequences were related to individual n-octanol/water partition coefficients. Real laboratory data are presented and evaluated with regard to validation requirements. The retention time data of pesticides on different HPLC columns under gradient and isocratic conditions are compared to illustrate the applicability of the methodologies. (author)

  17. Optimization of chromatographic conditions and comparison of extraction efficiencies of four different methods for determination and quantification of pesticide content in bovine milk by UFLC-MS/MS

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    Fabiano A. S., Oliveira; Fernando D., Madureira; Renata P., Lopes; Marina G., Ferreira; Benito, Soto-Blanco; Marília M., Melo.

    Full Text Available This paper describes the optimization of a multiresidue chromatographic analysis for the identification and quantification of 20 pesticides in bovine milk, including three carbamates, a carbamate oxime, six organophosphates, two strobilurins, a pyrethroid, an oxazolidinedione, an aryloxyphenoxypropi [...] onate acid/ester, a neonicotinoid, a dicarboximide, and three triazoles. The influences of different chromatographic columns and gradients were evaluated. Furthermore, four different extraction methods were evaluated; each utilized both different solvents, including ethyl acetate, methanol, and acetonitrile, and different workup steps. The best results were obtained by a modified QuEChERS method that lacked a workup step, and that included freezing the sample for 2 hours at -20 ºC. The results were satisfactory, yielding coefficients of variation of less than 20%, with the exception of the 50 µg L-1 sample of famoxadone, and recoveries between 70 and 120%, with the exception of acephate and bifenthrin; however, both analytes exhibited coefficients of variation of less than 20%.

  18. Agricultural pesticide residues

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    The utilization of tracer techniques in the study of agricultural pesticide residues is reviewed under the following headings: lysimeter experiments, micro-ecosystems, translocation in soil, degradation of pesticides in soil, biological availability of soil-applied substances, bound residues in the soil, use of macro- and microautography, double and triple labelling, use of tracer labelling in animal experiments. (U.K.)

  19. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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  20. Pesticider 2 i overfladevand

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    Nyeland, B.; Kvamm, B. L.

    2001-01-01

    DMU har den 29. september 1999 afholdt en metodeafprøvning: Pesticider 2 i overfladevand. Der var tilmeldt 17 danske og udenlandske laboratorier i metodeafprøvningen. Prøvningen omfattede 32 pesticider i overfladevand fra en sjællandsk sø. Koncentrationsniveauet for hver komponent var på 0,025 - 0,205 µg/l. Resultaterne blev vurderet ud fra et statistisk program baseret på ISO Guide 5725

  1. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... Transcript Preventive measures should be taken to reduce children’s exposure to pesticides at home. That’s the conclusion ... these dangers and make every effort to limit children’s exposure to pesticides. I’m Dr. Cindy Haines ...

  2. Pesticide Residues in Food

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    This indicator describes the number of pesticide residues detected in fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy products from across the country and the number of residues exceeding the EPA tolerance for a given pesticide-commodity pair from 1994 to 2009. This information pr...

  3. Assessment of environmental exposures from agricultural pesticides in childhood leukaemia studies: Challenges and opportunities

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    Pesticides are ubiquitous in environments of many rural communities due to drift from agricultural applications and home/garden use. Studies of childhood leukaemia predominantly relied on retrospective pesticide exposure assessment and parental recall of use or proximity to fields or pesticide applications. Sample size requirements mostly preclude the collection of individual-level exposure information, bio-markers or environmental measurements of pesticides prospectively in cohorts. Yet such measures can be used in nested case-control approaches or for validating exposure models that can be applied to large populations. Recently developed models incorporate geographic information system technology and environmental databases of pesticide and/or crop data to assess exposure. Models developed in California to estimate residential exposures are presented by linking addresses to agricultural pesticide application data and land-use maps. Results from exposure validation and simulation studies and exposure measurement error issues are discussed. (authors)

  4. A study of neurologic symptoms on exposure to organophosphate pesticides in the children of agricultural workers

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    Rastogi S

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Pesticides are used extensively throughout the world in agriculture and in pest control as well as for community health purposes. Organophosphate (OP pesticide self-poisoning is an important clinical problem in rural regions of the developing world that kills an estimated 200,000 people every year. Unintentional poisoning kills far fewer people but is an apparent problem in places where highly toxic OP pesticides are available. Neurologic dysfunction is the best documented health effect of pesticide exposure. High-level exposure has both acute and long-term neurologic signs and symptoms, and adverse effects have been reported in most type of pesticides, including organophosphate (OP, carbamate, organochlorine, and pyrethroid insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fumigants. Acute OP pesticide exposure can involve in wide range of both central and peripheral neurologic symptoms. Increased neurologic symptom prevalence may provide early evidence of neurologic dysfunctions, before clinically measurable signs are evident. In this study, we analyzed the cross-sectional data on neurologic signs and symptoms from 225 rural children, both males (n = 132 and females (n = 93 who were occupationally and paraoccupationally exposed to methyl OPs (dichlorvos, fenthion, malathion, methyl parathion and ethyl OPs (chlorpyrifos, diazinon, ethyl parathion as they belonged to agricultural families handling, mixing, and spraying the OP pesticides. The children completed a specially designed questionnaire (Q16 on neurologic symptoms associated with pesticide exposure with their parental help. A suitable reference group consisting of rural children (n = 50 never involved in pesticide handling (neither outdoor nor indoor belonging to similar socioeconomic strata included in the study to compare the prevalence of various neurologic symptoms between the two groups. Among all the neurologic self-reported symptoms, headache, watering in eyes, and burning sensation in eye/face were the most important clinical manifestations attributed to OP pesticide exposure. These symptoms could probably be the consequence of chronic effects of most pesticides on the central nervous system. The muscarinic symptoms reported the maximum prevalence of salivation (18.22%, whereas lacrimation was observed in 17.33% cases, followed by diarrhea in 9.33% cases. The nicotinic clinical manifestations of acute OP poisoning revealed excessive sweating in 13.78% cases and tremors in 9.3% cases followed by mydriasis in 8.4% exposed children. The characteristic cholinergic symptoms, such as insomnia, headache, muscle cramps, weakness, and anorexia were also reported by both male and female exposed children. The high frequency of neurologic symptoms observed in the study may be due to parasympathetic hyperactivity due to the accumulated ACh resulting from AChE inhibition.

  5. Ultrastructural changes in the digestive tract of Deroceras reticulatum (Müller) induced by a carbamate molluscicides and by metaldehyde

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    1989-01-01

    Electron microscope investigations reveal different reactions of cells in the digestive tract of Deroceras reticulatum to intoxication with carbamate or metaldehyde molluscicides. All enterocytes are more strongly attacked by the carbamate compound Mesurol than by metaldehyde. The better efficiency of Mesurol is primarily attributed to its severe impact on nuclei, leading to other cell damage and finally to an increased macrophage reaction. Metaldehyde leaves the enterocyte functions more...

  6. Survey of pesticide residues in maize, cowpea and millet from northern Cameroon: part I.

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    Sonchieu, Jean; Benoit Ngassoum, Martin; Bosco Tchatchueng, Jean; Srivastava, Ashutosh Kumar; Srivastava, Laxman Prasad

    2010-01-01

    In northern Cameroon, the misuse of pesticides for pest control is common among small-scale farmers. Therefore, monitoring of pesticide residues was carried out on stored maize, cowpea and millet from eight localities. The determination of residues of organochlorines (lindane, ?-endosulfan and ?-endosulfan), organophosphorus compounds (malathion and pirimiphos-methyl), synthetic pyrethroids (permethrin) and carbamates (carbufuran) was performed using GC-ECD/NPD and GC-MS for confirmation. Organochlorine pesticides were detected more frequently and in higher concentrations, ranging from 0.02 ± 0.01 mg kg(-1) for ?-endosulfan in millet to 9.53 ± 4.00 mg kg(-1) lindane in maize, than organophosphorus compounds, with concentrations varying from 0.04 ± 0.03 mg kg(-1) for pirimiphos methyl to 0.23 ± 0.38 mg kg(-1) for malathion in maize. Permethrin was found only in maize at 0.39 ± 0.23 mg kg(-1). No carbofuran was found. More than 75% of samples contained pesticide residues above the maximum residue limit (MRL); showing a potential human dietary risk related to consumption of these grains. PMID:24779572

  7. Brassinosteroids play a critical role in the regulation of pesticide metabolism in crop plants.

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    Zhou, Yanhong; Xia, Xiaojian; Yu, Gaobo; Wang, Jitao; Wu, Jingxue; Wang, Mengmeng; Yang, Youxin; Shi, Kai; Yu, Yunlong; Chen, Zhixiang; Gan, Jay; Yu, Jingquan

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    Pesticide residues in agricultural produce pose a threat to human health worldwide. Although the detoxification mechanisms for xenobiotics have been extensively studied in mammalian cells, information about the regulation network in plants remains elusive. Here we show that brassinosteroids (BRs), a class of natural plant hormones, decreased residues of common organophosphorus, organochlorine and carbamate pesticides by 30-70% on tomato, rice, tea, broccoli, cucumber, strawberry, and other plants when treated externally. Genome-wide microarray analysis showed that fungicide chlorothalonil (CHT) and BR co-upregulated 301 genes, including a set of detoxifying genes encoding cytochrome P450, oxidoreductase, hydrolase and transferase in tomato plants. The level of BRs was closely related to the respiratory burst oxidase 1 (RBOH1)-encoded NADPH oxides-dependent H2O2 production, glutathione biosynthesis and the redox homeostasis, and the activity of glutathione S-transferase (GST). Gene silencing treatments showed that BRs decreased pesticide residues in plants likely by promoting their metabolism through a signaling pathway involving BRs-induced H2O2 production and cellular redox change. Our study provided a novel approach for minimizing pesticide residues in crops by exploiting plants' own detoxification mechanisms. PMID:25761674

  8. Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay Method

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    Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan

    2009-01-01

    This study highlights the results of contingent valuation method to measure health cost of pesticide use from farmer’s point of view. Analysis shows that farmers have a positive willingness to pay for avoiding pesticide related health risks. Theoretical validity tests show that relevant indicators such as risk perception, previous experience of pesticide related poisoning, education and income are significant predictors for the Positive WTP. From the results it is evident that ...

  9. Use of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for the determination of carbamates in juice samples by sweeping-micellar electrokinetic chromatography.

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    Moreno-González, David; Gámiz-Gracia, Laura; García-Campaña, Ana M; Bosque-Sendra, Juan M

    2011-05-01

    Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) has been proposed for the extraction and preconcentration of 12 carbamate pesticides in juice samples, followed by their determination by micellar electrokinetic chromatography with diode-array detection. To improve sensitivity, an on-capillary sample concentration method based on sweeping has been developed. Also, separations were performed in an extended light path fused-silica capillary; the separation buffer consisted of 100 mM borate and 50 mM SDS (pH 9.0) with 5% acetonitrile. Samples were introduced by hydrodynamic injection, dissolved in the separation buffer, but free of micelles. Several parameters of the DLLME procedure (such as type and volume of extraction and dispersive solvents, pH, salt addition, and extraction time) were optimized. Recoveries obtained for fortified juice samples (banana, pineapple, and tomato) at three different concentration levels, ranged from 78% to 105%, with relative standard deviations lower than 9%. The limits of detection ranged from 1 to 7 ?g l(-1). Moreover, the method is fast, simple, and environmentally friendly. PMID:21279629

  10. Gene transcription in Daphnia magna: effects of acute exposure to a carbamate insecticide and an acetanilide herbicide

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    Pereira, Joana Luísa; Hill, Christopher J

    2010-01-01

    Daphnia magna is a key invertebrate in the freshwater environment and is used widely as a model in ecotoxicological measurements and risk assessment. Understanding the genomic responses of D. magna to chemical challenges will be of value to regulatory authorities worldwide. Here we exposed D. magna to the insecticide methomyl and the herbicide propanil to compare phenotypic effects with changes in mRNA expression levels. Both pesticides are found in drainage ditches and surface water bodies standing adjacent to crops. Methomyl, a carbamate insecticide widely used in agriculture, inhibits acetylcholinesterase, a key enzyme in nerve transmission. Propanil, an acetanilide herbicide, is used to control grass and broad-leaf weeds. The phenotypic effects of single doses of each chemical were evaluated using a standard immobilisation assay. Immobilisation was linked to global mRNA expression levels using the previously estimated 48h-EC(1)s, followed by hybridization to a cDNA microarray with more than 13,000 redundant cDNA clones representing >5000 unique genes. Following exposure to methomyl and propanil, differential expression was found for 624 and 551 cDNAs, respectively (one-way ANOVA with Bonferroni correction, P

  11. Pesticides in the propolis at São Saulo State, Brazil / Pesticidas na própolis do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Ricardo de Oliveira, Orsi; Lidia Maria Ruv Carelli, Barreto; Silvia Maria Alves, Gomes; Samir Moura, Kadri.

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    Full Text Available A crescente procura pela própolis tem ocasionado aumento em sua produção. Entretanto, uma agricultura cada vez mais dependente de pesticidas representa preocupação com relação à contaminação ambiental, além das abelhas e seus produtos. Neste sentido, a proposta do presente trabalho foi avaliar a pre [...] sença de pesticidas (organoclorados, organofosforados, piretroides, carbamatos, herbicidas, fungicidas e acaricidas) em amostras de própolis do Estado de São Paulo. Apicultores de diversas localidades do Estado forneceram amostras de própolis (50). Estas foram coletadas, armazenadas em sacos plásticos atóxicos e mantidas em freezer até as análises. Os possíveis resíduos de pesticidas foram analisados por cromatografia gasosa. Não foi observada a presença dos pesticidas analisados nas amostras. Neste caso, a própolis analisada no Estado de São Paulo não apresentou contaminação por pesticidas. Abstract in english The increasing demand for propolis has caused a raise in its production. However, an increasingly pesticide-dependent agriculture is a great concern with regard to bees, their produce and environmental contamination. Current analysis evaluates the presence of pesticides (organochlorines, organophosp [...] hates, pyrethroids, carbamates, herbicides, fungicides and acaricides) in samples of propolis from the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Beekeepers from several localities in the state provided samples of propolis (50), which were collected, stored in non-toxic plastic bags and maintained in a freezer for analyses. Possible pesticide residues were examined by gas chromatography method but no pesticide residues were detected in the examined propolis samples. Propolis analyzed in the state of São Paulo did not show any pesticide contamination.

  12. Pesticides in the propolis at São Saulo State, Brazil=Pesticidas na própolis do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Silvia Maria Alves Gomes

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    Full Text Available The increasing demand for propolis has caused a raise in its production. However, an increasingly pesticide-dependent agriculture is a great concern with regard to bees, their produce and environmental contamination. Current analysis evaluates the presence of pesticides (organochlorines, organophosphates, pyrethroids, carbamates, herbicides, fungicides and acaricides in samples of propolis from the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Beekeepers from several localities in the state provided samples of propolis (50, which were collected, stored in non-toxic plastic bags and maintained in a freezer for analyses. Possible pesticide residues were examined by gas chromatography method but no pesticide residues were detected in the examined propolis samples. Propolis analyzed in the state of São Paulo did not show any pesticide contamination.A crescente procura pela própolis tem ocasionado aumento em sua produção. Entretanto, uma agricultura cada vez mais dependente de pesticidas representa preocupação com relação à contaminação ambiental, além das abelhas e seus produtos. Neste sentido, a proposta do presente trabalho foi avaliar a presença de pesticidas (organoclorados, organofosforados, piretroides, carbamatos, herbicidas, fungicidas e acaricidas em amostras de própolis do Estado de São Paulo. Apicultores de diversas localidades do Estado forneceram amostras de própolis (50. Estas foram coletadas, armazenadas em sacos plásticos atóxicos e mantidas em freezer até as análises. Os possíveis resíduos de pesticidas foram analisados por cromatografia gasosa. Não foi observada a presença dos pesticidas analisados nas amostras. Neste caso, a própolis analisada no Estado de São Paulo não apresentou contaminação por pesticidas.

  13. Discriminação quiral por CLAE em carbamatos de polissacarídeos: desenvolvimento, aplicações e perspectivas Polysaccharide carbamate as chiral stationary phases for HPLC: development, applications and perspectives

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    The importance of chromatographic separation of enantiomers has been acknowledged. This review surveys the development, application and perspectives of polysaccharide carbamates as chiral stationary phase for HPLC.

  14. Synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from methyl carbamate and methanol over lanthanum compounds

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    Wang, Dengfeng; Zhang, Xuelan; Gao, Yangyan [State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, 030001 (China); Graduate university of Chinese, Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (China); Xiao, Fukui; Wei, Wei; Sun, Yuhan [State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, 030001 (China)

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    Various lanthanum compounds were used as the catalyst for the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from methyl carbamate and methanol. Among them, La(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} presented the best catalytic performance with the DMC yield of 53.7% under suitable reaction conditions. Based on the results of X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and element analysis, a possible reaction mechanism over lanthanum nitrate was proposed for this reaction. (author)

  15. Inhibitory effects of four carbamate insecticides on acetylcholinesterase of male and female Carassius auratus in vitro.

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    Yi, M Q; Liu, H X; Shi, X Y; Liang, P; Gao, X W

    2006-05-01

    The inhibitory effects of four carbamate insecticides, methomyl, thiodicarb, carbofuran and carbosulfan, on acetylcholinesterase of male and female Carassius auratus were investigated in the laboratory. Kinetic constants, biomolecular rate constant (k(i)), carbamylation rate constant (k2) and decarbamylation rate constant (k3) were determined in vitro. The ratios of bimolecular rate constant (female/male) for AChE reacting with methomyl, thiodicarb, carbofuran and carbosulfan were 1.03, 2.44, 1.03 and 1.106, respectively. The k(i) of AChE for thiodicarb was significantly higher in female fish than in male fish (Pthiodicarb, carbofuran and carbosulfan were 1.18, 4.29, 3.53, and 2.07, respectively. The k2 values of AChE for the above four carbamates were significantly higher in females than in males. The ratios of the decarbamylation rate constant (female/male) for methomyl, thiodicarb, carbofuran and carbosulfan were 1.02, 1.39, 1.06, and 1.98, respectively. Only for carbosulfan, the decarbamylation rate of AChE was significantly higher in the female than in the male, indicating that AChE of females inhibited by carbosulfan recovered more quickly than that of males. The above results suggest that the female in the sensitivity of AChE to carbamates was different from the male fish. PMID:16461013

  16. A study on the effects of golf course organophosphate and carbamate pesticides on endangered, cave-dwelling arthropods Kauai, Hawaii

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Three endemic species, two arthropods and one isopod, are present in the Kauai caves. These species are critical components of the cave ecosystems and are possibly...

  17. Influence of a carbamate pesticide on growth, respiration (14C)-carbon metabolism and symbiosis of a Rhizobium sp

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    Addition of aldicarb (2 methyl-2(methyl thio) propionaldehyde-O-methyl carbamoyl oxime) in the growth medium enhanced the growth of Rhizobium sp. (cowpea group) at 2ppm level while an inhibition was observed at the normal (5 ppm) and higher (10 ppm) concentrations. Respiration of the cells was also inhibited by 5 and 10 ppm levels of the chemical eventhough a stimulation was observed at 2 ppm (lower) concentration. The insecticide, when incorporated at 5 and 10 ppm levels in the medium increased the 14C-glucose incorporation and considerably altered the assimilation of the radioactive carbon in different fractions of rhizobium cells. Soil application of this insecticide (Temik 10 G) reduced the number of nodules formed and the total nitrogen content in cowpea plants inoculated with the Rhizobium sp. but enhanced the dry matter production of cowpea plants. (Auth.)

  18. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... at home. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from 16 previous studies that looked at the association between residential pesticide ...

  19. The Danish Pesticide Tax

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    Pedersen, Anders Branth; Nielsen, Helle Ørsted

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    This case study analyses the effects of the Danish pesticide tax (1996-2013) on agriculture which was introduced as an ad valorem tax in 1996, doubled in 1998, and redesigned in 2013 as a tax based on the toxicity of the pesticides. The Danish pesticide taxes probably represent the world’s highest pesticide taxes on agriculture, which makes it interesting to analyze how effective they have been. Here the effects of the ad valorem tax (1996-2013) are analyzed. The case study demonstrates the challenges of choosing an optimal tax design in a complex political setting where, additionally, not all individuals in the target group necessarily react to the economic incentives as predicted by economic modeling. It also demonstrates that a small first green-tax-step over time might develop into a better tax design.

  20. What Is a Pesticide?

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    ... are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Fertilizers, nutrients, and other substances used to promote plant survival and health are not considered plant growth regulators and thus are not pesticides. Biological control agents, except for certain microorganisms, are exempted ...

  1. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... Home ? Latest Health News ? Residential Exposure to Pesticides URL of this page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ ... On the other hand, the researchers did not find any significant childhood cancer risk with exposure to ...

  2. Residential Exposure to Pesticides

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    Full Text Available ... new study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from 16 previous studies that looked at the ... concluded that cancer risks are related to the type of pesticides used and the location of application ...

  3. Pesticide-Exposure Matrix

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    The "Pesticide-exposure Matrix" was developed to help epidemiologists and other researchers identify the active ingredients to which people were likely exposed when their homes and gardens were treated for pests in past years.

  4. Residuos de plaguicidas en aguas para consumo humano en una comunidad agrícola del estado Mérida, Venezuela / Pesticide residues in drinking water of an agricultural community in the state of Mérida, Venezuela

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    Mery Elisa, Flores-García; Yuri, Molina-Morales; Alirio, Balza-Quintero; Pedro Rafael, Benítez-Díaz; Leticia, Miranda-Contreras.

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar la presencia de plaguicidas en agua potable, provenientes de seis acueductos en una región de intensa actividad agrícola del Estado Mérida, Venezuela. El estudio fue realizado durante cuatro semanas continuas, entre mayo y junio de 2008. Los residuos d [...] e plaguicidas fueron analizados mediante extracción en fase sólida y HPLC con detector de arreglo de diodos. El método SPE-HPLC-DAD cumplió con los criterios de validación analítica: linealidad (R²: 0,9840-0,9999), precisión (coeficiente de variabilidad inter-día 1,47-6,25%), exactitud (desviación estándar relativa 0,9-9,20%) y sensibilidad (límite de detección ? 0,012 µg/L; límite de cuantificación ? 0,030 µg/L, excepto mancozeb con 0,400 µg/L). Siete de los trece plaguicidas seleccionados tienen un porcentaje de recuperación entre 100% y 70%, el resto, entre 61% y 37%. En 72 muestras analizadas, se detectaron diez plaguicidas de los grupos químicos: organofosforados, carbamatos, triazinas y derivados de urea. Los plaguicidas con mayor frecuencia de detección fueron: carbofuran y atrazina (39%), malation (25%), dimetoato y metribuzin (19%). Los plaguicidas que se encontraron en niveles más altos fueron: diazinon (26,31 µg/L), metamidofos (10,99 µg/L), malation (2,03 µg/L) y mancozeb (1,27 µg/L). Los niveles de plaguicidas no superaron los valores máximos permitidos por la Legislación Venezolana, sin embargo, fueron superiores al nivel máximo permitido por la Unión Europea y EPA-USA. Este estudio demuestra la urgente necesidad de hacer un monitoreo sistemático de la calidad del agua para consumo humano en las regiones de alta productividad agrícola. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to determine the presence of pesticides in drinking water from six aqueducts in a region of intense agricultural activity in the state of Merida, Venezuela. The study was conducted for four continuous weeks, between May and June 2008. Pesticide residues were analyzed by sol [...] id phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography (HPLC) with diode array detector (DAD). The method SPE-HPLC-DAD met the criteria of analytical validation, with good linearity (R²: 0.9840 to 0.9999), precision (coefficient of inter-day variability from 1.47 to 6.25%), accuracy (relative standard deviation 0.9 to 9.20%) and sensitivity (LOD ? 0.012 µg/L; LOQ ? 0.030 µg/L, except mancozeb with 0.400 µg/L). Seven of the thirteen selected pesticides have a recovery rate between 100% and 70%, the rest between 61% and 37%. Ten pesticides of the following chemical groups, were detected in 72 samples analyzed: organophosphates, carbamates, triazines and urea derivatives. The pesticides with the highest frequency of detection were: carbofuran and atrazine (39%), malathion (25%), dimethoate and metribuzin (19%). The pesticides found at high levels were diazinon (26.31 µg/L), methamidophos (10.99 µg/L), malathion (2.03 µg/L) and mancozeb (1.27 µg/L). Pesticide levels did not exceed the maximum allowed by Venezuelan law, however, according to international standards (EU and EPA-USA) values were above the maximum permissible levels. This study demonstrates the urgent need for systematic monitoring of the quality of water for human consumption in regions of high agricultural productivity.

  5. Case study to illustrate an approach for detecting contamination and impurities in pesticide formulations.

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    Karasali, Helen; Kasiotis, Konstantinos M; Machera, Kyriaki; Ambrus, Arpad

    2014-11-26

    Counterfeit pesticides threaten public health, food trade, and the environment. The present work draws attention to the importance of regular monitoring of impurities in formulated pesticide products. General screening revealed the presence of carbaryl as a contaminant in a copper oxychloride formulated product. In this paper, as a case study, a liquid chromatographic diode array-mass spectrometric method developed for general screening of pesticide products and quantitative determination of carbaryl together with its validation is presented. The proposed testing strategy is considered suitable for use as a general approach for testing organic contaminants and impurities in solid pesticide formulations. PMID:25360991

  6. Data on some pesticides concentrations in soils from southern part of Pardina polder

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    Full Text Available The paper presents some aspects of pesticides concentration in the soils from southern part of Pardina polder. Values of pesticide-oncentrations are compared with values valid in case of the normal limit, alert limit and take action limit. These pesticides were introduced into soil because the change in land use (and land cover, the former wetlands being transformed into arable land. Pesticides were currently used in order to obtain higher crop productions, by controlling the development of various wild plants and insects.

  7. Pesticides in the agricultural environment

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    In most countries, regulations to control the use of pesticides require data from a hierarchical series of tests in order to assess their environmental acceptability. The test sequence begins with laboratory measurements, which are followed by field studies intended to confirm the predictions made from the laboratory results. Frequently, such predictions are not confirmed, largely because controlled laboratory conditions are too far removed from those that occur in the field. There is increasing interest in the potential of lysimeter systems to replace many of the laboratory tests. They enable test, including those using radiolabelled compounds, to be conducted outdoors under closely monitored conditions. The results to data are encouraging, but more work is required to validate such systems. (author). 33 refs

  8. PESTICIDE PRODUCT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PPIS)

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    The Pesticide Product Information System (PPIS) contains information concerning all pesticide products registered in the United States. It includes registrant name and address, chemical ingredients, toxicity category, product names, distributor brand names, site/pest uses, pestic...

  9. Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Advanced testing methods now allow pesticides to be detected in water at very low levels. These small amounts of pesticides detected in drinking water or source...

  10. Radionuclides in pesticide research. 7

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    467 papers on tracer techniques in pesticide research published through the years 1970 to 1974 are categorized according to type of pesticide and considering uptake, tanslocation, and metabolism of the various compounds applied

  11. Comparative study of human and mouse pregnane X receptor agonistic activity in 200 pesticides using in vitro reporter gene assays

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    The nuclear receptor, pregnane X receptor (PXR), is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that regulates genes involved in xenobiotic metabolism. Recent studies have shown that PXR activation may affect energy metabolism as well as the endocrine and immune systems. In this study, we characterized and compared the agonistic activities of a variety of pesticides against human PXR (hPXR) and mouse PXR (mPXR). We tested the hPXR and mPXR agonistic activity of 200 pesticides (29 organochlorines, 11 diphenyl ethers, 56 organophosphorus pesticides, 12 pyrethroids, 22 carbamates, 12 acid amides, 7 triazines, 7 ureas, and 44 others) by reporter gene assays using COS-7 simian kidney cells. Of the 200 pesticides tested, 106 and 93 activated hPXR and mPXR, respectively, and a total of 111 had hPXR and/or mPXR agonistic activity with greater or lesser inter-species differences. Although all of the pyrethroids and most of the organochlorines and acid amides acted as PXR agonists, a wide range of pesticides with diverse structures also showed hPXR and/or mPXR agonistic activity. Among the 200 pesticides, pyributicarb, pretilachlor, piperophos and butamifos for hPXR, and phosalone, prochloraz, pendimethalin, and butamifos for mPXR, acted as particularly potent activators at low concentrations in the order of 10-8-10-7 M. In addition, we found that several organophosphorus oxon- and pyributicarb oxon-metabolites decreased PXR activation potency compared to their parent compounds. These results suggest that a large number of structurally diverse pesticides and their metabolites possess PXR-mediated transcriptional activity, and their ability to do so varies in a species-dependent manner in humans and mice.

  12. On the paradox of pesticides

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    Li, Y. Charles; Yang, Yipeng

    2013-01-01

    The paradox of pesticides was observed experimentally, which says that pesticides may dramatically increase the population of a pest when the pest has a natural predator. Here we use a mathematical model to study the paradox. We find that the timing for the application of pesticides is crucial for the resurgence or non-resurgence of the pests. In particular, regularly applying pesticides is not a good idea as also observed in experiments. In fact, the best time to apply pest...

  13. Decontaminating pesticide protective clothing.

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    1993-01-01

    The review of recent work on the mechanisms of soil removal from textiles assists in understanding decontamination of pesticide protective clothing. The current work provides explanatory conclusions about residue retention as a basis of making recommendations for the most effective decontamination procedures. A caution about generalizations: Some pesticides produce very idiosyncratic responses to decontamination. An example is the paraquat/salt response. Other pesticides exhibit noticeable and unique responses to a highly alkaline medium (carbaryl), or to bleach (chlorpyrifos), or are quickly volatilized (methyl parathion). Responses such as these do not apply to other pesticides undergoing decontamination. Given this caution, there are soil, substrate, and solvent responses that do maximize residue removal. Residue removal is less complete as the concentration of pesticide increases. The concentration of pesticide in fabric builds with successive exposures, and the more concentrated the pesticide, the more difficult the removal. Use a prewash product and/or presoak. The surfactant and/or solvent in a prewash product is a booster in residue removal. Residues transfer from contaminated clothing to other clothing during the washing cycle. Use a full washer of water for a limited number of garments to increase residue removal. The hotter the washing temperature, the better. Generally, this means a water temperature of at least 49 degrees C, and preferably 60 degrees C. Select the detergent shown to be more effective for the formulation: heavy-duty liquid detergents for emulsifiable concentrate formulations and powdered phosphate detergents for wettable powder formulations. If the fabric has a soil-repellent finish, use 1.25 times the amount recommended on the detergent label. For water hardness above 300 ppm, an additional amount of powdered phosphate detergent is needed to obtain the same level of residue removal as obtained with the heavy-duty liquid detergent when laundering fabrics with the soil-repellent finish. The mechanical action of agitation increases dislodgement of particulate material. Too many items in the washing apparatus or too low water volume, or both, decrease agitation and soil removal. Bleach can be used if desired. Fabric softener does not affect pesticide absorption or residue removal in laundering. Dry cleaning is not recommended because the solvents used in dry cleaning may be recycled through dilution, filtration, activated charcoal adsorption, or distillation. Pesticides still may be present in recycled solvents and can be transferred from one item to another, or from one load to subsequent loads of dry cleaning. PMID:8419989

  14. Limitations on the role of incorporated organic matter in reducing pesticide leaching

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    Worrall, F.; Fernandez-Perez, M.; Johnson, A. C.; Flores-Cesperedes, F.; Gonzalez-Pradas, E.

    2001-06-01

    The use of organic amendments has been suggested as a method of controlling pesticide leaching through soils. The enarenados soils of the intensive horticulture of the Almeria province of southern Spain contain buried organic matter horizons above a soil layer amended with clay. This region is ideal for understanding the potential for and limitations of organic amendments in preventing pesticide pollution. This study measured the sorption and degradation potential of carbofuran in this soil system and the hydrological behaviour of the soil horizons. The sorption of carbofuran was controlled by the organic carbon content, the degradation was strongly pH-dependent and the acidic organic layer protected the sorbed carbofuran against degradation. Hydrologically, the soil system is dominated by ponding above an amended clay layer and by the presence of macropores that can transport water through this clay. A simple model is proposed on this basis and shows that although high levels of dissolved organic carbon can be released by buried organic horizons, the major control on re-release of sorbed pesticide is the potential for sorption hysteresis in this organic layer. A comparison of sorption and degradation data for carbamate insecticides used in the region with groundwater observations for these compounds shows that no amount of incorporated organic would protect against pollution from highly water-soluble compounds.

  15. Environmental impact of pesticides after sewage treatment plants removal in four Spanish Mediterranean rivers

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    Campo, Julian; Masiá, Ana; Blasco, Cristina; Picó, Yolanda; Andreu, Vicente

    2013-04-01

    The re-use of sewage treatment plant (STP) effluents is currently one of the most employed strategies in several countries to deal with the water shortage problem. Some pesticides are bio-accumulative and due to their toxicity they can affect non-target organisms, especially in the aquatic ecosystems, threating their ecological status. Despite these facts, and to our knowledge, there are few peer-reviewed articles that report concentrations of pesticides in Spanish STPs. This work presents the results of an extensive survey that was carried out in October of 2010 in 15 of the STPs of Ebro, Guadalquivir, Jucar and Llobregat rivers in Spain. Forty-three currently used pesticides, belonging to anilide, neonicotinoid, thiocarbamate, acaricide, juvenile hormone mimic, insect growth regulator, urea, azole, carbamate, chloroacetanilide, triazine and organophosphorus, have been monitored. Integrated samples of influent and effluent, and dehydrated, lyophilized sludge from 15 STPs located along the rivers were analyzed for pesticide residues. With these data, removal efficiencies are also calculated. Extraction of water samples was performed through Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and sludge samples were extracted using the QuEchERS method. Pesticide determination was carried out using Liquid Chromatograph - tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Recoveries ranged from 48% to 70%, in water samples, and from 40 to 105 %, in sludge samples. The limits of quantification were 0.01-5 ng L-1 for the former, and 0.1-5.0 ng g-1 for the latter. In terms of frequency of detection, 31 analytes were detected in influent, 29 in effluent and 11 in sludge samples. Organophosphorus pesticides were the most frequently detected in all wastewater samples, but azole, urea, triazine, neonicotinoid and the insect growth regulator were also commonly found. Imazalil revealed the maximum concentration in wastewater samples from all rivers except the Guadalquivir, in which diuron presented the maximum one. Eleven pesticides including five organophosphorus, two azoles, one triazine, one chloroacetanilide, one juvenile hormone mimic and one acaricide were detected in the sludge samples. Accordingly, organophosphorus were the most frequently detected pesticides in the sludge samples, but the highest concentration was observed for imazalil. The higher concentration of this azole in the influent and their possible stronger adsorption may be the reason for their higher concentration in the sludge samples. The removal efficiency of pesticides was calculated from the analyte concentration in influent (Cin) and effluent (Cef): [(Cin-Cef)/Cin] x 100%. The removal of organophosporus ranged from -810,47 to 93,11%, meanwhile azoles and ureas were not removed in the STPs. The poor elimination of pesticides by sewage treatment plants presented in this study could be related to the treatment process used, hydraulic and solid retention times, besides the dilution and temperature of the raw sewage and the plant's configuration. These poor efficiencies are responsible of the high pesticides concentration (e.g.diuron) found in some effluents, which may endanger water quality of the ecosystem when they are re-used or directly discharged into the river. In fact, with respect to the Maximum Allowable Concentrations (MAC) stipulated by the Directive 2008/105/EC for pesticides in inland and other surface waters (Council of the European Communities, 2008), diuron exceeded these limits. Nevertheless, it is important to emphasize that, even though, the pesticides concentrations measured were relatively low (according to directives); this study analysed just some of them. A wide variety of other compounds, including other pesticides and pesticides transformation products, may contribute to the bad quality of the water ecosystems. Acknowledgements: This work has been supported by by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the project Consolider-Ingenio 2010 (CSD2009), as well as by this Ministry and the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) (projects CGL2011-29703-C02-0

  16. Exposure to non?arsenic pesticides is associated with lymphoma among farmers in Spain

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    van Balen, E; Font, R; Cavallé, N; Font, L; Garcia?Villanueva, M; Benavente, Y; Brennan, P; de Sanjose, S

    2006-01-01

    Objectives To estimate the risk of lymphoma among farmers in Spain. Methods This is a multicentre case control study conducted in Spain. Cases were subjects diagnosed with lymphoma according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification in four hospitals between 1998–2002. Hospital controls were frequency matched to the cases by sex, age, and centre. All subjects were interviewed about jobs ever held in lifetime for at least one year and the exposures in those jobs were recorded. The risk of lymphomas among subjects ever having had a job as a farmer was compared with all other occupations. Farmers were analysed according to the type of farming job performed: crop farming, animal farming, and general farming. Occupational exposure was summarised into 15 main categories: organic dust, radiation, contact with animals, PAH, non?arsenic pesticides (carbamates, organophosphates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, triazines and triazoles, phenoxy herbicides, chlorophenols, dibenzodioxin, and dibenzofuran), arsenic pesticides, contact with meat, contact with children, solvents, asbestos, soldering fumes, organic colourants, polychlorinated biphenyls, ethylene oxide, and hair dyes. Results Although farmers were not at an increased risk of lymphoma as compared with all other occupations, farmers exposed to non?arsenic pesticides were found to be at increased risk of lymphoma (OR?=?1.8, 95% CI 1.1 to 2). This increased risk was observed among farmers working exclusively either as crop farmers or as animal farmers (OR?=?2.8, 95% CI 1.3 to 5.8). Risk was highest for exposure to non?arsenic pesticides for over nine years (OR?=?2.4, 95% CI 1.2 to 2.8). Conclusions Long term exposure to non?arsenic pesticides may induce lymphomagenesis among farmers. PMID:16757510

  17. Validation of QuEChERS method for the determination of 36 pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables from Ghana, using gas chromatography with electron capture and pulsed flame photometric detectors.

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    Donkor, Augustine; Osei-Fosu, Paul; Nyarko, Stephen; Kingsford-Adaboh, Robert; Dubey, Brajesh; Asante, Isaac

    2015-01-01

    In this study, "Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe" 'QuEChERS' method was modified for the determination of 36 pesticides fortified at (0.01-1.0) mg kg(-1) in three vegetables and a fruit (lettuce, carrot, tomatoes and pineapples respectively) from Ghana. The method involved extraction with acetonitrile, phase separation with primary secondary amine and magnesium sulfate; the final injection solution was reconstituted in ethyl acetate. Organochlorine and synthetic pyrethroids residues were detected with electron capture detector whereas organophosphorus, pulsed flame photometric detector was used. The recoveries at different concentration levels (0.01, 0.1 and 1.0 mg kg(-1)) were in the range of 83% and 93% with relative standard deviation ranging from 2% to 10% (n = 5) and the coefficient of determination (R(2)) was greater than 0.99 for all the 36 pesticides. The method was successfully tested on 120 real samples from Accra markets and this proved to be useful for monitoring purposes particularly in laboratories that have no gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. PMID:26065516

  18. 77 FR 4248 - Cyazofamid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions

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    2012-01-27

    ...the Pesticide Root Zone Model/Exposure Analysis Modeling...into the dietary exposure model. For acute dietary risk...for cyazofamid includes rat and rabbit developmental...adequate rodent (both the rat and the mouse) carcinogenicity...method (``Independent Laboratory Validation of the...

  19. On the paradox of pesticides

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    Li, Y Charles

    2013-01-01

    The paradox of pesticides was observed experimentally, which says that pesticides may dramatically increase the population of a pest when the pest has a natural predator. Here we use a mathematical model to study the paradox. We find that the timing for the application of pesticides is crucial for the resurgence or non-resurgence of the pests. In particular, regularly applying pesticides is not a good idea as also observed in experiments. In fact, the best time to apply pesticides is when the pest population is reasonably high.

  20. EFFICACY OF MANGANESE ETHYL BISDITHIO-CARBAMATE AGAINST TEN PATHOGENIC FUNGI OF LEAFY VEGETABLES

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    Full Text Available Objective: At present, there are 1.5 millions of plant species exist on the earth playing a role of prime source of food, fibers and drugs. India has achieved self sufficiency and good degree of stability of vegetable crop production out of which leafy vegetables are most essential component of our diet which nourishes with nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Aim: The aim of the present work is to evaluate Manganese ethyl bisdithio-carbamate(Mancozeb a Non Systemic fungicide against ten pathogenic fungi of leafy vegetables.

  1. Biochemical evaluation of low dose methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate fungicide on male albino rats

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    V. Muthuviveganandavel; P. Muthuraman; Muthu, S.; Srikumar, K.

    2011-01-01

    Methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate (carbendazim) is one of the synthetic fungicides that controlled organisms that caused plant diseases of different types. It is widely used as a preservative in leather, paint, textile, fruits and papermaking industry. It is also used as an anticancer drug in chemical medicine. In the present study low concentrations of carbendazim was administered at 5, 10, 25 and 50mM doses intradermally to male albino rats. At the end of 6 hr, 12hr and 24hr duratio...

  2. Non-conventional hydrolase chemistry: amide and carbamate bond formation catalyzed by lipases.

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    Gotor, V

    1999-10-01

    Biocatalysis in nonaqueous media is becoming increasingly important in organic synthesis. Lipases are the most used enzymes, especially in transesterification reactions. However, in the last years the amidation reaction catalyzed by lipases has also been shown to be a useful tool for the organic chemists. In this review, we discuss the possibilities of the enzymatic aminolysis and ammonolysis reactions for the preparation of different amides and for the resolution of esters, amines and aminoalcohols. The enzymatic alkoxycarbonylation of amines opens a new way for the synthesis of chiral carbamates. PMID:10579525

  3. Catalytic activity of silanols on carbamate-functionalized surface assemblies: Monoalkoxy versus trialkoxy silanes

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    Blackledge, C.; McDonald, J.D.

    1999-11-09

    Aminosilanes were protected with benzyloxylcarbonyl succinimidyl ester (CBZ-SE) in solution, forming carbamates. Investigations of surface assemblies made of CBZ-protected aminosilanes were done using XPS, contact angle measurements, and an amine reactive fluorescent probe. Spontaneous loss of the protection group was observed and determined to be caused by the catalytic effect of silanols from both the surface and the assembling silanes. The use of CBZ-protected monoalkoxy, which require days to assemble, as opposed to di- and trialkoxy silanes which require only hours, mitigated the deprotection.

  4. Benzyl N-{(1S)-2-hydroxy-1-[N′-(2-nitrobenzylidene)hydrazinylcarbonyl]ethyl}carbamate

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    de Souza, Marcus V. N.; Pinheiro, Alessandra C.; Tiekink, Edward R T; Wardell, Solange M. S. V.; Wardell, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The carbamate and hydrazone groups in the title compound, C18H18N4O6, are approximately orthogonal [dihedral angle = 83.3?(4)°], and the carbonyl groups are effectively anti [O=C...C=O torsion angle = ?116.2?(7)°]. The conformation about the imine bond [1.295?(11)?Å] is E. The crystal packing is dominated by O—H...O and N—H...O hydrogen bonding, which leads to two-dimensional arrays in the ab plane.

  5. tert-Butyl N-[(S)-1-hydrazinecarbonyl-2-hydroxy­ethyl]carbamate

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    Pinheiro, Alessandra C.; de Souza, Marcus V. N.; Wardell, Solange M. S. V.; Wardell, James L.; Tiekink, Edward R T

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C8H17N3O4, the dihedral angle between the hydrazinecarbonyl and carbamate groups is 44.94?(12)°, and the carbonyl groups are anti to each other. In the crystal, the hydroxy group forms an O—H...Na (a = amine) hydrogen bond and each of the four N—H atoms forms an N—H...O hydrogen bond; the hydrazinecarbonyl O atom accepts two such bonds. This results in two-dimensional arrays in the ab plane, mediated by the hydrogen bondi...

  6. Benzyl N-(2-hydroxy-1-{N′-[(1E)-2-hydroxybenzylidene]hydrazinecarbonyl}ethyl)carbamate

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    Tiekink, Edward R T; de Souza, Marcus V. N.; Pinheiro, Alessandra C.; Wardell, Solange M. S. V.; Wardell, James L.

    2011-01-01

    The molecule of the title compound, C18H19N3O5, adopts a curved arrangement with the terminal benzene rings lying to the same side. The hydroxylbenzene ring is close to coplanar with the adjacent hydrazine residue [dihedral angle = 11.14?(12)°], an observation which correlates with the presence of an intramolecular O—H...N hydrogen bond. The benzyl ring forms a dihedral angle of 50.84?(13)° with the adjacent carbamate group. A twist in the molec...

  7. Benzyl N-{(1S-2-hydroxy-1-[N?-(2-nitrobenzylidenehydrazinylcarbonyl]ethyl}carbamate

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    Marcus V. N. de Souza

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The carbamate and hydrazone groups in the title compound, C18H18N4O6, are approximately orthogonal [dihedral angle = 83.3?(4°], and the carbonyl groups are effectively anti [O=C...C=O torsion angle = ?116.2?(7°]. The conformation about the imine bond [1.295?(11?Å] is E. The crystal packing is dominated by O—H...O and N—H...O hydrogen bonding, which leads to two-dimensional arrays in the ab plane.

  8. tert-Butyl N-[(S-1-hydrazinecarbonyl-2-hydroxyethyl]carbamate

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    Alessandra C. Pinheiro

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C8H17N3O4, the dihedral angle between the hydrazinecarbonyl and carbamate groups is 44.94?(12°, and the carbonyl groups are anti to each other. In the crystal, the hydroxy group forms an O—H...Na (a = amine hydrogen bond and each of the four N—H atoms forms an N—H...O hydrogen bond; the hydrazinecarbonyl O atom accepts two such bonds. This results in two-dimensional arrays in the ab plane, mediated by the hydrogen bonding, sandwiched by tert-butyl groups.

  9. The role of kaolin particles in the performance of a carbamate-based biocide for water bacterial control

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    Pereira, Maria Ol??via; Vieira, M. J.; L. F. Melo

    2002-01-01

    The influence of kaolin particles on the activity of Pseudomonas fuorescens and on the efficacy of a carbamate-based biocide was investigated. The results indicated that kaolin particles stimulated the activity of the bacteria for all buffered pH values studied (5, 7, and 9); this effect being more evident for the tests carried out at pH 5 and 9. The presence of the clay in P. fuorescens suspensions decreased the efficiency of disinfection of the carbamate. The results also showed that kaolin...

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  13. Control of pesticides 2003

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    Krongaard, T.; Petersen, K. K.; Christoffersen, C.

    2005-01-01

    Four different groups of products covered by the pesticide regulation were included in the 2003 analytical chemical authority control: 1) Herbicides containing clodinafop- propargyl, clomazone, fluroxypyr and glyphosate. 2) Fungicides containing bitertanol, fuberidazole, fenhexamid and pencycuron. 3) Insecticides containing cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, methoprene and cyromazine. 4) Plant growth regulators containing 1-napthylacetic acid. All products were examined for the cont...

  14. Kombinationseffekter af pesticider

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    Kudsk, Per; Andersen, Helle Raun; Cedergreen, Nina; Mathiassen, Solveig Kopp; Møhlenberg, Flemming; Streibig, Jens Carl; Vinggaard, Anne Marie

    2006-01-01

    Resumé: Effekten af 101 tokomponentblandinger og 20 trekomponentblandinger bestående af 22 forskellige pesticider blev undersøgt i 7 forskellige testsystemer. Effekterne af blandingerne blev sammenholdt med pesticidernes virkningsmekanismer/virkemåder med henblik på at undersøge, om det med baggrund i denne viden var muligt prediktere, hvorvidt blandingerne ville udvise additivitet, antagonisme eller synergisme. Endvidere blev undersøgt i hvor vid udstrækning resultaterne fra et testsystem kunne...

  15. Control of Pesticides 2000

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    Krongaard, T.; Petersen, K. K.; Christoffersen, C.

    2001-01-01

    Three different groups of products covered by the pesticide regulation have been included in the 2000 analytical chemical authority control: 1) herbicides containing aclonifen, clopyralid, dicamba, quinoclamine, bromoxynil, ioxynil, simazine, and terbuthylazine. 2) Fungicides containing fenpropidin, fluazinam, and kresoximmethyl. 3) Insecticides containing buprofezin and fenazaquin. All products were examined for content of active ingredient. Satisfactory results were found among herbicides cont...

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  19. Preliminary risk assessment of common-use pesticides using PRIMET and PERPEST pesticide risk models in a semi-arid subtropical region

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    W, Malherbe; JHJ, van Vuren; V, Wepener.

    Full Text Available The pesticide risk in agriculture in developing countries has not been adequately studied due to the extent and fate of pesticides in the environment often being unknown. South Africa is a country that has significant pressure on its freshwater and agricultural resources, which increases the possibi [...] lity of pesticide effects. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the use of the PRIMET (Pesticide Risks in the Tropics to Man, Environment and Trade) and PERPEST (Predicting the Ecological Risk of PESTicides) models to predict pesticide exposure and effects on aquatic ecosystems due to spray drift. Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme is situated in the Northern Cape Province and receives water from the Vaal River for 43 000 ha of agricultural land. Crops in the area mostly consist of wheat, maize and groundnuts. Data gathered through household surveys with farmers were used in PRIMET as a first-tier estimate of the potential risk of the pesticides. The Predicted Effect Concentrations (PEC) calculated for the pesticides indicating a possible to definite risk were then used as input for PERPEST. PERPEST is a higher-tier model that predicts the potential effects of a pesticide on various grouped endpoints in the aquatic environment. The PRIMET results indicated most pesticides posed no risk to the environment, except the pyrethroid, deltamethrin. The ETR for deltamethrin indicated a possible to definite risk to the aquatic environment. The PERPEST results for deltamethrin indicated a high probability of clear effects on insects, micro- and macro-crustacean communities, with a lower probability for rotifers, algae, macrophytes and fish. PRIMET and PERPEST provided valid estimates of risk for pesticides and could be used effectively in South Africa.

  20. Patrón de uso y venta de plaguicidas en Nayarit, México / Pattern of use and sale of pesticides in Nayarit, Mexico

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    Cyndia Azucena, GONZÁLEZ-ARIAS; María de Lourdes, ROBLEDO-MARENCO; Irma Martha, MEDINA-DÍAZ; Jesús Bernardino, VELÁZQUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ; Manuel Iván, GIRÓN-PÉREZ; Betzabet, QUINTANILLA-VEGA; Patricia, OSTROSKY-WEGMAN; Norma Elena, PÉREZ-HERRERA; Aurora Elizabeth, ROJAS-GARCÍA.

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    Full Text Available Los plaguicidas son compuestos ampliamente utilizados en la agricultura y para controlar vectores que transmiten enfermedades a hombres y animales. Se investigó el patrón actual de venta y uso de plaguicidas en Nayarit, uno de los principales estados agrícolas en México; estos datos no existen en la [...] literatura. Se aplicó una encuesta a los encargados de los establecimientos de venta de agroquímicos en el estado; de acuerdo a los resultados, los insecticidas son los plaguicidas más frecuentemente empleados (45.9 %), seguidos de los herbicidas (30.5 %), fungicidas (20.1 %), entre otros. En cuanto a los grupos químicos, los organofosforados son los más vendidos y usados, seguidos de los piretroides, carbamatos y organoclorados. Contar con una base de datos completa y actual de los plaguicidas que se comercializan y en consecuencia se usan en cada una de las regiones de Nayarit, sentará las bases para futuros estudios que evalúen los efectos adversos de estos contaminantes sobre la salud humana y los ecosistemas. Abstract in english Pesticides are compounds widely used in agriculture and for the control of vectors that transmit diseases to humans and animals. No studies, however, have provided data regarding the potential use of pesticides in Nayarit State, one of the main agricultural states in México. This paper presents the [...] use of pesticides in Nayarit by obtaining the rate of their sales via a direct interview with establishment retailers. The data indicate that insecticides are the most used agrochemicals (45.9 %) in Nayarit State, followed by herbicides (30.5 %) and fungicides (20.1 %). According to chemical classification, organophosphates are the most sold and used pesticides in the State, followed by pyretroids, carbamates and organochlorine pesticides. This study provides detailed and updated data about the pesticide sales and their consequent use in each region of Nayarit. This database may serve as a background for future studies evaluating adverse effects of these environmental contaminants on human health and ecosystems.

  1. Crystal structures of carbamate kinase from Giardia lamblia bound with citric acid and AMP-PNP.

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    Lim, Kap; Kulakova, Liudmila; Galkin, Andrey; Herzberg, Osnat

    2013-01-01

    The parasite Giardia lamblia utilizes the L-arginine dihydrolase pathway to generate ATP from L-arginine. Carbamate kinase (CK) catalyzes the last step in this pathway, converting ADP and carbamoyl phosphate to ATP and ammonium carbamate. Because the L-arginine pathway is essential for G. lamblia survival and absent in high eukaryotes including humans, the enzyme is a potential target for drug development. We have determined two crystal structures of G. lamblia CK (glCK) with bound ligands. One structure, in complex with a nonhydrolyzable ATP analog, adenosine 5'-adenylyl-?,?-imidodiphosphate (AMP-PNP), was determined at 2.6 Å resolution. The second structure, in complex with citric acid bound in the postulated carbamoyl phosphate binding site, was determined in two slightly different states at 2.1 and 2.4 Å resolution. These structures reveal conformational flexibility of an auxiliary domain (amino acid residues 123-170), which exhibits open or closed conformations or structural disorder, depending on the bound ligand. The structures also reveal a smaller conformational change in a region associated the AMP-PNP adenine binding site. The protein residues involved in binding, together with a model of the transition state, suggest that catalysis follows an in-line, predominantly dissociative, phosphotransfer reaction mechanism, and that closure of the flexible auxiliary domain is required to protect the transition state from bulk solvent. PMID:23700444

  2. Biochemical evaluation of low dose methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate fungicide on male albino rats

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    V. Muthuviveganandavel

    2011-04-01

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    Methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate (carbendazim is one of the synthetic fungicides that controlled organisms that caused plant diseases of different types. It is widely used as a preservative in leather, paint, textile, fruits and papermaking industry. It is also used as an anticancer drug in chemical medicine. In the present study low concentrations of carbendazim was administered at 5, 10, 25 and 50mM doses intradermally to male albino rats. At the end of 6 hr, 12hr and 24hr duration, blood samples were collected from the animal for the analysis of biochemical and haematological parameters. Carbendazim caused an increase of cholesterol, uric acid, glucose and creatinine while serum phosphorous content was decreased. However, mean hemoglobin, WBC, E, and platelet counts increased and total RBC, N and L counts decreased. These results indicated that low dose level carbendazim contributed to toxicological effects in the rat tissues.

    Keywords: Methyl 2-benzimidazole carbamate; Fungicide; Rat tissues

  3. Resistance to selected organochlorin, organophosphate, carbamate and pyrethroid, in Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Pakistan.

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    Saleem, Mushtaq A; Ahmad, Munir; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Aslam, Muhammad; Sayyed, Ali H

    2008-10-01

    The toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides of organochlorine, organophosphate, pyrethroid, and carbamate groups were investigated against Spodoptera litura (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations collected for three consecutive years (2004-2006). For a chlorocyclodiene and pyrethroids tested, the resistance ratios compared with Lab-PK were in the range of 10- to 92-fold for endosulfan, 5- to 111-fold for cypermethrin, 2- to 98-fold for deltamethrin, and 7- to 86-fold for beta-cyfluthrin. For organophosphates and carbamates, resistance ratios were in the range of 3- to 169-fold for profenofos, 18- to 421-fold for chlorpyrifos, 3- to 160-fold for quinalphos, 6- to 126-fold for phoxim, 7- to 463-fold for triazophos, and 10- to 389-fold for methomyl and 16- to 200-fold for thiodicarb. Resistance ratios were generally low to medium for deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin and high to very high for endosulfan, cypermethrin, profenofos, chlorpyrifos, quinalphos, phoxim, triazophos, methomyl, or thiodicarb. Pairwise comparisons of the log LC50 values of insecticides tested for all the populations showed correlations among several insecticides, suggesting a cross-resistance mechanism. Integration of timely judgment of pest problem, delimiting growing of alternate crops such as arum, rotation of insecticides with new chemicals, and insect growth regulators in relation to integrated pest management could help in manageable control of this important pest. PMID:18950050

  4. Improved sample preparation for GC-MS-SIM analysis of ethyl carbamate in wine.

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    Nóbrega, Ian C C; Pereira, Giuliano E; Silva, Marileide; Pereira, Elainy V S; Medeiros, Marcelo M; Telles, Danuza L; Albuquerque, Eden C; Oliveira, Juliane B; Lachenmeier, Dirk W

    2015-06-15

    An improved sample preparation procedure for analysis of carcinogenic ethyl carbamate (EC) in wine by GC-MS-SIM is proposed. Differences over AOAC reference procedure were: (1) use of EC-d5 as internal standard instead of less similar propyl carbamate; (2) extraction by diethyl ether instead of more toxic dichloromethane, and (3) concentration by vacuum automated parallel evaporation instead of more time and work consuming rotary evaporation. Mean recovery was 104.4%, intraday precision was 6.7% (3.4 ?g L(-)(1)) and 1.7% (88.5 ?g L(-)(1)), regression coefficient was 0.999 in the linear working range of 3-89 ?g L(-)(1), and limits of detection and quantification were 0.4 and 1.2 ?g L(-)(1). Applicability was demonstrated by analysis (in triplicate) of 5 wine samples. EC concentration ranged from 5.2 ± 0.2 to 29.4 ± 1.5 ?g L(-)(1). The analytical method is selective, accurate, repeatable, linear, and has similar method performance as the reference method along with the several mentioned advantages. PMID:25660853

  5. Resíduos de agrotóxicos em alimentos: uma preocupação ambiental global - Um enfoque às maçãs / Residues of pesticides in food: a global environmental preoccupation - Focussing on apples

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    Isabel Cristina Sales Fontes, Jardim; Juliano de Almeida, Andrade; Sonia Claudia do Nascimento de, Queiroz.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english This paper describes the use of pesticides in agriculture. Research has shown that significant quantities of pesticide residues have been found in many types of foods. Thus, an overview is given of pesticide residue determinations in fruits and vegetables, with special attention to apples. The toxic [...] ity and the adverse effects possibly caused by the exposure of these compounds are alerting the scientific community to develop studies about the validation of analytical methods for multiresidue pesticide determination in these samples. This review shows that pesticide-residue determination in apples is becoming a very important and challenging issue.

  6. Resíduos de agrotóxicos em alimentos: uma preocupação ambiental global - Um enfoque às maçãs Residues of pesticides in food: a global environmental preoccupation - Focussing on apples

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    Isabel Cristina Sales Fontes Jardim

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the use of pesticides in agriculture. Research has shown that significant quantities of pesticide residues have been found in many types of foods. Thus, an overview is given of pesticide residue determinations in fruits and vegetables, with special attention to apples. The toxicity and the adverse effects possibly caused by the exposure of these compounds are alerting the scientific community to develop studies about the validation of analytical methods for multiresidue pesticide determination in these samples. This review shows that pesticide-residue determination in apples is becoming a very important and challenging issue.

  7. Comparison of in vitro and in vivo ectoparasiticide activity of experimental benzimidazole-carbamate with permethrin and amitraz.

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    White, W Hunter; Bauer, Steven M; Zhao, Xiaowen; Gutierrez, Jesus A; Smith, Charles K

    2005-03-01

    A series of in vitro and in vivo bioassays were conducted to assess the ectoparasiticide activity of isopropyl-4-nitro-2,6-bis(trifluoromethyl)-1-benzimidazole-carbamate, an experimental benzimidazole-carbamate class compound. This compound was less potent than permethrin against ectoparasiticide-susceptible larvae of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (L.) (Acari: Ixodidae); larvae of the southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini); and adult stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) in vitro, but it was significantly more potent than permethrin against the Santa Luiza strain of B. microplus known to possess high-level resistance to amitraz and pyrethroids. In contrast, the benzimidazole-carbamate was substantially more efficacious than permethrin when applied topically onto rats that were infested with A. americanum nymphs. These results suggest that this experimental compound may be a viable candidate ectoparasiticide that retains significant activity against resistant B. microplus and also suggests that the benzimidazole-carbamate chemistry may be useful for addressing the growing problem of resistance in ectoparasites. PMID:15799532

  8. 76 FR 59909 - Amisulbrom; Pesticide Tolerances

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    2011-09-28

    ...Imported Grape and Tomato'' at page 23 in...of Concern Once a pesticide's toxicological...from drinking water. Pesticide residues in drinking...imported grapes and tomatoes and there are no pesticide registrations in...

  9. 2011 EPA Pesticide General Permit (PGP)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The 2011 EPA Pesticide General Permit (PGP) covers discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, in areas where EPA is the...

  10. Soil column leaching of pesticides.

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    Katagi, Toshiyuki

    2013-01-01

    In this review, I address the practical and theoretical aspects of pesticide soil mobility.I also address the methods used to measure mobility, and the factors that influence it, and I summarize the data that have been published on the column leaching of pesticides.Pesticides that enter the unsaturated soil profile are transported downwards by the water flux, and are adsorbed, desorbed, and/or degraded as they pass through the soil. The rate of passage of a pesticide through the soil depends on the properties of the pesticide, the properties of the soil and the prevailing environmental conditions.Because large amounts of many different pesticides are used around the world, they and their degradates may sometimes contaminate groundwater at unacceptable levels.It is for this reason that assessing the transport behavior and soil mobility of pesticides before they are sold into commerce is important and is one indispensable element that regulators use to assess probable pesticide safety. Both elementary soil column leaching and sophisticated outdoor lysimeter studies are performed to measure the leaching potential for pesticides; the latter approach more reliably reflects probable field behavior, but the former is useful to initially profile a pesticide for soil mobility potential.Soil is physically heterogeneous. The structure of soil varies both vertically and laterally, and this variability affects the complex flow of water through the soil profile, making it difficult to predict with accuracy. In addition, macropores exist in soils and further add to the complexity of how water flow occurs. The degree to which soil is tilled, the density of vegetation on the surface, and the type and amounts of organic soil amendments that are added to soil further affect the movement rate of water through soil, the character of soil adsorption sites and the microbial populations that exist in the soil. Parameters that most influence the rate of pesticide mobility in soil are persistence (DT50) of the pesticide, and its sorption/desorption(Koc) characteristics. These parameters may vary for the same pesticide from geographic site-to-site and with soil depth. The interactions that normally occur between pesticides and dissolved organic matter (DOM) or WDC are yet other factors that may complicate pesticide leaching behavior.The soil mobility of pesticides is normally tested both in the laboratory and in the field. Lab studies are initially performed to give researchers a preliminary appraisal of the relative mobility of a pesticide. Later, field lysimeter studies can be performed to provide more natural leaching conditions that emulate the actual field use pattern. Lysimeter studies give the most reliable information on the leaching behavior of a pesticide under field conditions, but these studies are time-consuming and expensive and cannot be performed everywhere. It is for this reason that the laboratory soil column leaching approach is commonly utilized to profile the mobility of a pesticide,and appraise how it behaves in different soils, and relative to other pesticides.Because the soil structure is chemically and physically heterogenous, different pesticide tests may produce variable DT50 and Koc values; therefore, initial pesticide mobility testing is undertaken in homogeneously packed columns that contain two or more soils and are eluted at constant flow rates. Such studies are done in duplicate and utilize a conservative tracer element. By fitting an appropriate mathematical model to the breakthrough curve of the conservative tracer selected,researchers determine key mobility parameters, such as pore water velocity, the column-specific dispersion coefficient, and the contribution of non equilibrium transport processes. Such parameters form the basis for estimating the probable transport and degradation rates that will be characteristic of the tested pesticide. Researchers also examine how a pesticide interacts with soil DOM and WDC, and what contribution from facilitated transport to mobility is made as a result of the effects of

  11. Probabilistic assessment of the cumulative acute exposure to organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides in the Brazilian diet

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    Caldas, E.D.; Boon, P.E.; Tressou, J.

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    In the present study, the cumulative exposure of 25 acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibiting pesticides through the consumption of nine fruits and vegetables by the Brazilian population was assessed. Food consumption data were obtained from a household budget survey conducted in all Brazilian states from July 2002 to June 2003. Residue data from 4001 samples were obtained from the Brazilian national monitoring program on pesticide residues. Relative potency factors (RPF) were calculated with me...

  12. The legacy of pesticide pollution

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    Rasmussen, Jes; Wiberg-Larsen, Peter; Baattrup-Pedersen, Annette; Cedergreen, Nina; McKnight, Ursula S.; Kreuger, Jenny; Jacobsen, Dean; Astrup Kristensen, Esben; Friberg, Nikolai

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    We revealed a history of legacy pesticides in water and sediment samples from 19 small streams across an agricultural landscape. Dominant legacy compounds included organochlorine pesticides, such as DDT and lindane, the organophosphate chlorpyrifos and triazine herbicides such as terbutylazine and simazine which have long been banned in the EU. The highest concentrations of legacy pesticides were found in streams draining catchments with a large proportion of arable farmland suggesting that they...

  13. One-step Extraction of Multiresidue Pesticides in Soil by Microwave-assisted Extraction Technique

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A screening multi-residues method based on the Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE technique has been optimized using soil samples collected from 15 regions in Saudi Arabia. This method was used to extract 12 pesticide residues with a broad range of physico-chemical properties in agricultural soils containing to Organophosphorous, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids and Carbamates mainly used in agriculture. All MAE factors affecting the extraction techniques (heating, pressure, power, time and solvent volume of the targeted compounds were studied through experimental design to obtain a simple MAE method and evaluate the optimum extraction condition compared with traditional Soxhlet method for soil samples. The tested pesticide residues in the extracts of both techniques were analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS. The results were compared for the percentage of recovery, time consumption and volume of organic solvent used in each extraction procedure. The results indicated that the MAE method had the advantages resulting from the use of a low volume of organic solvent (acetone: hexane, 3:2, an unnecessary cleanup step and good efficiency to extract different groups of pesticides in soils at residual levels in 20 min, this compared with Soxhlet method. All the compounds extracted by MAE method were recovered in good yields and Minimum Detection Limits (MDL ranging from 0.0001 to 0.004 mg kg-1. The MAE approach was efficient and faster than the Soxhlet method in determining 12 multi-residue pesticides with a broad range of physico-chemical properties in soils without cleanup of the extracts.

  14. Radiation induced microbial pesticide

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    To control plant pathogenic fungi, 4 strains of bacteria (K1, K3, K4, YS1) were isolated from mushroom compost and hot spring. K4, K1, K3, YS1 strain showed wide antifungal spectrum and high antifungal activities against 13 kinds of fungi. Mutants of K1 and YS1 strains were induced by gamma-ray radiation and showed promising antifungal activities. These wild type and mutants showed resistant against more than 27 kinds of commercial pesticides among 30 kinds of commercial pesticides test particularly, YS1-1006 mutant strain showed resistant against hydrogen oxide. And mutants had increased antifungal activity against Botryoshaeria dothidea. These results suggested that radiation could be an useful method for the induction of functional mutants. (author)

  15. Radiation induced microbial pesticide

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    Kim, Ki Yup; Lee, Young Keun; Kim, Jae Sung; Kim, Jin Kyu; Lee, Sang Jae

    2000-01-01

    To control plant pathogenic fungi, 4 strains of bacteria (K1, K3, K4, YS1) were isolated from mushroom compost and hot spring. K4, K1, K3, YS1 strain showed wide antifungal spectrum and high antifungal activities against 13 kinds of fungi. Mutants of K1 and YS1 strains were induced by gamma-ray radiation and showed promising antifungal activities. These wild type and mutants showed resistant against more than 27 kinds of commercial pesticides among 30 kinds of commercial pesticides test particularly, YS1-1006 mutant strain showed resistant against hydrogen oxide. And mutants had increased antifungal activity against Botryoshaeria dothidea. These results suggested that radiation could be an useful method for the induction of functional mutants. (author)

  16. Organofosforados e carbamatos no leite produzido em quatro regiões leiteiras no Brasil: ocorrência e ação sobre Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp. / Organophosphates and carbamates in milk produced in four milk producing regions from Brazil: occurrence and activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp.

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    Luís Augusto, Nero; Marcos Rodrigues de, Mattos; Vanerli, Beloti; Márcia Aguiar Ferreira, Barros; Daisy Pontes, Netto; Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo, Franco.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Organofosforados e carbamatos são compostos utilizados no controle de parasitas em animais e podem gerar resíduos nos produtos alimentícios derivados, representando um risco para o consumidor. O presente estudo objetivou pesquisar a presença de resíduos de organofosforados e carbamatos em leite cru [...] produzido em quatro regiões leiteiras no Brasil e verificar se a presença desses compostos teria alguma relação com a ausência de Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp., anteriormente observada nessas amostras. Entre 209 amostras analisadas, a presença de ao menos um desses compostos foi detectada em 196 (93,8%). Para a avaliação da sua interferência na detecção de L. monocytogenes e Salmonella spp., 28 amostras de leite positivas e negativas para esses compostos foram submetidas à fervura por 10 minutos e adicionadas desses patógenos, monitorando-se sua multiplicação durante armazenamento a 4 °C e a 25 °C. Não houve diferença significativa (p Abstract in english Chemical residues may be present in foods due to contamination in early stages of production, posing a potential risk to consumers. Organophosphates and carbamates are used in the control of parasites in animals and may generate residues in foods derived from these animals, like milk. This study aim [...] ed to survey the presence of these two pesticides in raw milk samples collected in four important milk-producing regions in Brazil and observe any possible relationship between presence of these compounds and the previously reported absence of Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp. in the same milk samples. Organophosphates and/or carbamates were detected in 196 (93.8%) out of 209 samples. For evaluation of the interference of these products on detection of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp., 28 milk samples containing these pesticides were boiled for 10 minutes, added of the pathogens, and their multiplication was monitored during storage at 4 °C and 25 °C. No significant differences (p

  17. Bacterial Degradation of Pesticides

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    Knudsen, Berith Elkær

    2012-01-01

    This PhD project was carried out as part of the Microbial Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Water Resources (MIRESOWA) project, funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (grant number 2104-08-0012). The environment is contaminated with various xenobiotic compounds e.g. pesticides. Bioaugmentation i.e. addition of specific degrader organisms, has been suggested as an environmentally friendly and economically competitive strategy for cleaning polluted sites. Several organisms have bee...

  18. Control of Pesticides 2004

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    Krongaard, T.; Petersen, K. K.; Christoffersen, C.

    2005-01-01

    Four different groups of products covered by the pesticide regulation were included in the 2004 analytical chemical authority control: 1) Herbicides containing bentazone, dicamba, dichlorprop-P, mecoprop-P, MCPA, foramsulfuron, iodosulfuron-methylsodium, rimsulfuron and triasulfuron. 2) Fungicides containing hymexazol. 3) Insecticides and molluscicides containing imidacloprid and methiocarb. 4) Rodenticides containing coumatetralyl. All samples were examined for the content of the respective act...

  19. 77 FR 74003 - Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With...

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    2012-12-12

    ... required to register pesticides. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System... prevention, and in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. All of these...

  20. Tracer work in pesticide research

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    Innumerable studies on the large number of pesticides being used throughout the world led to some adverse findings on the properties and behavior of these chemicals and their degradation products in revelation to potential toxicity and environmental pollution. However, it is also a fact (difficult to accept as it may) that the use of pesticides as an indirect means of increasing food production cannot yet be dispensed with despite the potential dangers attributed to it. What can be done is to insure its judicious application which means minimizing its effectiveness in controlling pest infestations. To be able to do this it is necessary to know not only what pesticide is to be used against a given pest but also the fate of pesticide after application to a particular environment under prevailing conditions. Knowledge of the distribution and persistence of the parent compounds under metabolites will also help either, to confirm or to dispel the alleged dangers posed by them. Radiotracer methodology is particularly effective for this type of work because it permits highly sensitive analysis with minimum clean-up and permits one to determine even the bound residues which defies ordinary extraction procedures. Some studies made are studies on fate of pesticides in plant after foliar application to plant needs, uptake and translocation of systemic pesticides, fate of pesticides in soil, bioaccumulation of pesticide by aquatic organisms, etc. This particular study is on distribution of pesticide among the components of a rice/fish ecosystem. This project aims to generate data from experiments conducted in a model ecosystem using radiolabelled lindane and carbo-furan. In both cases, results show a decline in extractable species from the recommended dosage of pesticide application although they tend to imbibe a considerable amount of pesticide. It is hoped that depuration in additional experiments will bring useful results. (Auth.)

  1. Is the carbamate juvenoid W-328 an insect growth regulator for the cockroach .I.Blaberus craniifer./I. Br. (Insecta, Dictyoptera)?.

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    Goudey-Perriere, F.; Lemonnier, F.; Perriere, C.; Dahmani, F. Z.; Wimmer, Zden?k

    2003-01-01

    Ro?. 75, - (2003), s. 47-59. ISSN 0048-3575 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4055905 Keywords : Blaberus craniifer * Blattella germanica * carbamate juvenoids Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 0.768, year: 2003

  2. (2S,3R-tert-Butyl N-[4-(N-benzyl-4-fluorobenzenesulfonamido-3-hydroxy-1-phenylbutan-2-yl]carbamate

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    Full Text Available In the title molecule, C28H33FN2O5S, the mean plane about the tertiary amine group (sum of the angles subtended at the sp2-hybridized N atom = 359.7° forms a dihedral angle of 16.66?(6° with the phenyl ring adjacent to the carbamate group. The sulfonamide benzene ring and the hydroxy group lie to either side of the C2NS plane, whereas the benzylphenyl (connected to the N atom and carbamate substituents lie to the other side. Supramolecular layers propagating in the ac plane are found in the crystal, linked by hydroxy–sulfonamide O—H...O and carbamate–carbamate N—H...O hydrogen bonds along with C—H...O and C—H...? interactions.

  3. Inhibition of carbamate-insensitive acetylcholinesterase by piperonyl butoxide in Helicoverpa armigera.

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    Gunning, Robin V

    2006-01-01

    The cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, is a cosmopolitan, insecticide-resistant insect pest of food and fiber (Gunning et al., 1992). Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is the insect target site for carbamate insecticides, and H. armigera has developed an insensitive form of AChE as a resistance mechanism (Gunning et al., 1996). Insensitive AChE is normally considered an intractable resistance mechanism in pests. The methenedioxphenyl compound, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), has a long history as an insecticide synergist in the control of resistant arthropod pests; it is known to inhibit mono-oxygenases and nonspecific esterases (Gunning et al., 1998). This work discusses PBO inhibition of AChE in H. armigera and explores synergism. PMID:17192611

  4. Solubility improvement of an anthelmintic benzimidazole carbamate by association with dendrimers

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    The improvement of aqueous solubility of methyl (5-[propylthio]-1H-benzimidazole-2-yl) carbamate, albendazole (ABZ) using polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as solubility enhancers was investigated. Full generation PAMAM dendrimers with amine terminal groups, (G3), with hydroxyl terminal groups (G3OH) and half generation PAMAM dendrimers with carboxylate terminal groups (G2.5 and G3.5), were chosen for this study. The nature of dendrimer-ABZ association was investigated by UV absorption, fluorescence emission measurements and by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. The results obtained show that these polymeric structures have the capacity to enhance the solubility of ABZ, both lipophilic and specific hydrogen bond interactions contributing to the guest-host association. Although all studied dendrimers have hydrophobic internal nanoenvironments with similar dimensions, their surfaces differ significantly and the nature and the localization of the interactions involved in ABZ-dendrimer association depend on the type of terminal groups. (author)

  5. A general method for tritium labelling of benzimidazole carbamates by catalytic exchange in dioxane solutions

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    Benzimidazole carbamates (BZCs) act as inhibitors of the tubulin-microtubule equilibria in eukaryotic organisms. Recently drug resistance to this class of compounds in helminth parasites has been shown to be due to a reduced ability of resistant tubulin to bind BZCs. In order to quantitate the nature of the tubulin-BZC interaction a general method for the specific tritium labelling of BZCs has been developed. The BZCs: mebendazole, oxfendazole, parbendazole, oxibendazole, albendazole and fenbendazole were labelled by catalytic exchange using palladium on calcium carbonate in pure dioxane at 600C under tritium gas. The position of label incorporation for tritiated albendazole was determined by tritium-NMR as the 4-position of benzimadazole nucleus. The yields for individual BZCs varied from 8 to 68% for a range of specific activity of 0.44 to 13.4 Ci/mmole. (author)

  6. A general method for tritium labelling of benzimidazole carbamates by catalytic exchange in dioxane solutions

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    Lacey, E. (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Glebe, NSW (Australia). Div. of Animal Health, McMaster Lab.); Dawson, M. (Sydney Univ. (Australia). Dept. of Pharmacy); Long, M.A.; Than, C. (New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Chemistry)

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    Benzimidazole carbamates (BZCs) act as inhibitors of the tubulin-microtubule equilibria in eukaryotic organisms. Recently drug resistance to this class of compounds in helminth parasites has been shown to be due to a reduced ability of resistant tubulin to bind BZCs. In order to quantitate the nature of the tubulin-BZC interaction a general method for the specific tritium labelling of BZCs has been developed. The BZCs: mebendazole, oxfendazole, parbendazole, oxibendazole, albendazole and fenbendazole were labelled by catalytic exchange using palladium on calcium carbonate in pure dioxane at 60{sup 0}C under tritium gas. The position of label incorporation for tritiated albendazole was determined by tritium-NMR as the 4-position of benzimadazole nucleus. The yields for individual BZCs varied from 8 to 68% for a range of specific activity of 0.44 to 13.4 Ci/mmole. (author).

  7. Solubility improvement of an anthelmintic benzimidazole carbamate by association with dendrimers

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    Fernandez, L.; Sigal, E.; Santo, M., E-mail: msanto@exa.unrc.edu.ar [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Fisicoquimicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (Argentina); Otero, L.; Silber, J. J. [Departamento de Quimica. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Fisicoquimicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto (Argentina)

    2011-10-15

    The improvement of aqueous solubility of methyl (5-[propylthio]-1H-benzimidazole-2-yl) carbamate, albendazole (ABZ) using polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as solubility enhancers was investigated. Full generation PAMAM dendrimers with amine terminal groups, (G3), with hydroxyl terminal groups (G3OH) and half generation PAMAM dendrimers with carboxylate terminal groups (G2.5 and G3.5), were chosen for this study. The nature of dendrimer-ABZ association was investigated by UV absorption, fluorescence emission measurements and by {sup 1}H-NMR spectroscopy. The results obtained show that these polymeric structures have the capacity to enhance the solubility of ABZ, both lipophilic and specific hydrogen bond interactions contributing to the guest-host association. Although all studied dendrimers have hydrophobic internal nanoenvironments with similar dimensions, their surfaces differ significantly and the nature and the localization of the interactions involved in ABZ-dendrimer association depend on the type of terminal groups. (author)

  8. Solubility improvement of an anthelmintic benzimidazole carbamate by association with dendrimers

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    L., Fernández; E., Sigal; L., Otero; J. J., Silber; M., Santo.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The improvement of aqueous solubility of methyl (5-[propylthio]-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl) carbamate, albendazole (ABZ) using polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as solubility enhancers was investigated. Full generation PAMAM dendrimers with amine terminal groups, (G3), with hydroxyl terminal groups (G3OH) [...] and half generation PAMAM dendrimers with carboxylate terminal groups (G2.5 and G3.5), were chosen for this study. The nature of dendrimer-ABZ association was investigated by UV absorption, fluorescence emission measurements and by ¹H-NMR spectroscopy. The results obtained show that these polymeric structures have the capacity to enhance the solubility of ABZ, both lipophilic and specific hydrogen bond interactions contributing to the guest-host association. Although all studied dendrimers have hydrophobic internal nanoenvironments with similar dimensions, their surfaces differ significantly and the nature and the localization of the interactions involved in ABZ-dendrimer association depend on the type of terminal groups.

  9. Solubility improvement of an anthelmintic benzimidazole carbamate by association with dendrimers

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    L. Fernández

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The improvement of aqueous solubility of methyl (5-[propylthio]-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl carbamate, albendazole (ABZ using polyamidoamine (PAMAM dendrimers as solubility enhancers was investigated. Full generation PAMAM dendrimers with amine terminal groups, (G3, with hydroxyl terminal groups (G3OH and half generation PAMAM dendrimers with carboxylate terminal groups (G2.5 and G3.5, were chosen for this study. The nature of dendrimer-ABZ association was investigated by UV absorption, fluorescence emission measurements and by ¹H-NMR spectroscopy. The results obtained show that these polymeric structures have the capacity to enhance the solubility of ABZ, both lipophilic and specific hydrogen bond interactions contributing to the guest-host association. Although all studied dendrimers have hydrophobic internal nanoenvironments with similar dimensions, their surfaces differ significantly and the nature and the localization of the interactions involved in ABZ-dendrimer association depend on the type of terminal groups.

  10. Carbamate derivatives and sesquiterpenoids from the South China Sea gorgonian Melitodes squamata

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    Li-Si Huang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Five carbamate derivatives, obtucarbamates C and D (1, 2, dimethyl ((carbonylbis(azanediylbis(2-methyl-5,1-phenylenedicarbamate (3, obtucarbamates A and B (4, 5, and four aromadendrane-type sesquiterpenoids, (+-4?-N-methenetauryl-10?-methoxy-1?,5?,6?,7?-aromadendrane (6, (?-4?-N-methenetauryl-10?-methoxy-1?,5?,6?,7?-aromadendrane (7, (?-4?,10?-aromadendranediol (8, (+-4?,10?-aromadendranediol (9 were obtained from the South China Sea gorgonian coral Melitodes squamata Nutting. Compounds 1, 2, 6, and 7 were new, and their structures were established by spectroscopic analyses. Compounds 6 and 7 contained a taurine group that was rarely found in marine natural compounds, and 7 showed moderate antibacterial activity. The possible biosynthesis routes of 1–5 were conjectured.

  11. Synthesis of kenaf cellulose carbamate using microwave irradiation for preparation of cellulose membrane.

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    Gan, Sinyee; Zakaria, Sarani; Chia, Chin Hua; Kaco, Hatika; Padzil, Farah Nadia Mohammad

    2014-06-15

    Cellulose carbamate (CCs) was produced from kenaf core pulp (KCP) using microwave reactor-assisted method. The effects of urea concentration and reaction time on the formation of nitrogen content in CCs were investigated. The CCs' solubility in LiOH/urea system was determined and its membranes were characterized. As the urea content and reaction time increased, the nitrogen content form in CCs increased which enhanced the CCs' solubility. The formation of CCs was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and nitrogen content analysis. The CCs' morphology was examined using Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The cellulose II and crystallinity index of the membranes were confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The pore size of the membrane displayed upward trend with respect to the urea content observed under Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). This investigation provides a simple and efficient procedure of CCs determination which is useful in producing environmental friendly regenerated CCs. PMID:24721064

  12. Prediction of Multi-Target Networks of Neuroprotective Compounds with Entropy Indices and Synthesis, Assay, and Theoretical Study of New Asymmetric 1,2-Rasagiline Carbamates

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    Francisco J. Romero Durán

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    Full Text Available In a multi-target complex network, the links (Lij represent the interactions between the drug (di and the target (tj, characterized by different experimental measures (Ki, Km, IC50, etc. obtained in pharmacological assays under diverse boundary conditions (cj. In this work, we handle Shannon entropy measures for developing a model encompassing a multi-target network of neuroprotective/neurotoxic compounds reported in the CHEMBL database. The model predicts correctly >8300 experimental outcomes with Accuracy, Specificity, and Sensitivity above 80%–90% on training and external validation series. Indeed, the model can calculate different outcomes for >30 experimental measures in >400 different experimental protocolsin relation with >150 molecular and cellular targets on 11 different organisms (including human. Hereafter, we reported by the first time the synthesis, characterization, and experimental assays of a new series of chiral 1,2-rasagiline carbamate derivatives not reported in previous works. The experimental tests included: (1 assay in absence of neurotoxic agents; (2 in the presence of glutamate; and (3 in the presence of H2O2. Lastly, we used the new Assessing Links with Moving Averages (ALMA-entropy model to predict possible outcomes for the new compounds in a high number of pharmacological tests not carried out experimentally.

  13. Organofosforados e carbamatos no leite produzido em quatro regiões leiteiras no Brasil: ocorrência e ação sobre Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp. Organophosphates and carbamates in milk produced in four milk producing regions from Brazil: occurrence and activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp.

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    Full Text Available Organofosforados e carbamatos são compostos utilizados no controle de parasitas em animais e podem gerar resíduos nos produtos alimentícios derivados, representando um risco para o consumidor. O presente estudo objetivou pesquisar a presença de resíduos de organofosforados e carbamatos em leite cru produzido em quatro regiões leiteiras no Brasil e verificar se a presença desses compostos teria alguma relação com a ausência de Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp., anteriormente observada nessas amostras. Entre 209 amostras analisadas, a presença de ao menos um desses compostos foi detectada em 196 (93,8%. Para a avaliação da sua interferência na detecção de L. monocytogenes e Salmonella spp., 28 amostras de leite positivas e negativas para esses compostos foram submetidas à fervura por 10 minutos e adicionadas desses patógenos, monitorando-se sua multiplicação durante armazenamento a 4 °C e a 25 °C. Não houve diferença significativa (p Chemical residues may be present in foods due to contamination in early stages of production, posing a potential risk to consumers. Organophosphates and carbamates are used in the control of parasites in animals and may generate residues in foods derived from these animals, like milk. This study aimed to survey the presence of these two pesticides in raw milk samples collected in four important milk-producing regions in Brazil and observe any possible relationship between presence of these compounds and the previously reported absence of Listeria monocytogenes e Salmonella spp. in the same milk samples. Organophosphates and/or carbamates were detected in 196 (93.8% out of 209 samples. For evaluation of the interference of these products on detection of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp., 28 milk samples containing these pesticides were boiled for 10 minutes, added of the pathogens, and their multiplication was monitored during storage at 4 °C and 25 °C. No significant differences (p < 0.05 were observed in the growth of these pathogens in the milk samples when compared to negative controls, indicating absence of interference of the compounds on the detection of L. monocytogenes or Salmonella spp. However, the high frequency of raw milk samples containing organophosphates and/or carbamates poses a potential health problem to the consumers, even after heat treatment of the milk.

  14. Determination of pesticide in ground and surface water samples and perception of farmers about pesticides in Sindh

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    The continuous monitoring of pesticide residues in our food, drinking water, environment and biosphere at large is needed for creating awareness for the trends of level of contamination and building up a data base upon which, future plan could be decided. In this paper monitoring requirements regarding the instrumentations, valid sampling, analytical protocols and its purpose are discussed in detail. Twenty nine water samples were analyzed and 22 were found contaminated with detectable level of 5 pesticides. These samples were found contaminated in the range of 0.0005-0.054 micro g/L. The percentage of detection of Chloropyriphos, Malathion, Dimethoate, Cypermethrin, and Endosulfan was respectively 7%, 14%. 17.8%, 35.8% and 25%. However, none of the samples were found above their Maximum Acceptable Concentrate (MAC) i.e. 0.1 micro g/L and 0.5 micro g/L for single and number of insecticides respectively set by EEC (European Economic Commission). Moreover, a survey of farmers' perceptions in respect of effects on their health with pesticide exposure was conducted to find out farmers' perception for the use of pesticides and how these may affect on their health with, identification of key issues those are relevant to farmers' health for further training to increase farmer's awareness about the use of pesticides. (author)

  15. Dynamic kinetic resolution of 1,3-dihydro-2H-isoindole-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester: asymmetric transformations toward isoindoline carbamates.

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    Morán-Ramallal, Roberto; Gotor-Fernández, Vicente; Laborda, Pedro; Sayago, Francisco J; Cativiela, Carlos; Gotor, Vicente

    2012-04-01

    Asymmetric syntheses of isoindoline carbamates have been successfully achieved through enzyme-mediated dynamic kinetic resolution processes and without requirement of metal or acid-base catalyst for the substrate racemization. Optically active carbamates were obtained in good yields and an excellent degree of stereoselectivity when Pseudomonas cepacia lipase (PSL) was used as biocatalyst, with diallyl or dibenzyl carbonates being both adequate reagents in alkoxycarbonylation reactions. PMID:22417293

  16. Pesticide Degradation in Thermal Foggers.

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    Thermal foggers are used in many parts of the world for vector control. Since thermal foggers use heat to create and help propel adulticide clouds, there is reason to examine the stability of pesticides in both diesel and water-based formulations. This study examined the degradation of 5 pesticide...

  17. A bi-enzymatic whole cell conductometric biosensor for heavy metal ions and pesticides detection in water samples.

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    Chouteau, Celine; Dzyadevych, Sergei; Durrieu, Claude; Chovelon, Jean-Marc

    2005-08-15

    A conductometric biosensor using immobilised Chlorella vulgaris microalgae as bioreceptors was used as a bi-enzymatic biosensor. Algae were immobilised inside bovine serum albumin membranes reticulated with glutaraldehyde vapours deposited on interdigitated conductometric electrodes. Local conductivity variations caused by algae alkaline phosphatase and acetylcholinesterase activities could be detected. These two enzymes are known to be inhibited by distinct families of toxic compounds: heavy metals for alkaline phosphatase, carbamates and organophosphorous (OP) pesticides for acetylcholinesterase. The bi-enzymatic biosensors were tested to study the influence of heavy metal ions and pesticides on the corresponding enzyme. It has finally appeared that these biosensors are quite sensitive to Cd2+ and Zn2+ (limits of detection (LOD) = 10 ppb for a 30 min long exposure) while Pb2+ gives no significant inhibition as this ion seems to adsorb on albumin preferably. For pesticides, first experiments showed that paraoxon-methyl inhibits C. vulgaris AChE contrary to parathion-methyl and carbofuran. Biosensors were then exposed to different mixtures (Cd2+/Zn2+, Cd2+/paraoxon-methyl) but no synergetic or antagonist effect could be observed. A good repeatability could be achieve with biosensors since the relative standard deviation did not exceed 8% while response time was 5-7 min. A comparison between inhibition levels obtained with biosensors (after a 30 min long exposure) and bioassays (after a 240 min long exposure) has finally shown a similar LOD for both Cd and Zn (LOD = 10 ppb). PMID:16023954

  18. Quality control of pesticide products

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    In light of an established need for more efficient analytical procedures, this publication, which documents the findings of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on “Quality Control of Pesticide Products”, simplifies the existing protocol for pesticide analysis while simultaneously upholding existing standards of quality. This publication includes both a report on the development work done in the CRP and a training manual for use by pesticide analysis laboratories. Based on peer reviewed and internationally recognized methods published by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and the Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council (CIPAC), this report provides laboratories with versatile tools to enhance the analysis of pesticide chemicals and to extend the scope of available analytical repertoires. Adoption of the proposed analytical methodologies promises to reduce laboratories’ use of solvents and the time spent on reconfiguration and set-up of analytical equipment

  19. Immobilization of acetylcholinesterase on Pt(ii) and Pt(iv) attached nanoparticles for the determination of pesticides.

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    Hasano?lu Özkan, E; Yetim, N Kurnaz; Tümtürk, H; Sar?, N

    2015-10-14

    Pt(ii) and Pt(iv)-tagged nanoparticles have been synthesized according to the template method for the identification of pesticides. Their morphologies have been investigated using scanning electron microscopy and characterized by means of spectral measurements. Then, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was immobilized onto the nanoparticles. The AChE immobilized Pt(ii) and Pt(iv)-tagged nanomaterials show high reusability and storage capacity. The catalytic activity of AChE followed Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Assays for enzyme activity measurements demonstrate that the nanospheres tagged with Pt(ii) have a much better performance than those with Pt(iv). Furthermore, whether or not there was any interaction between the immobilized enzyme and 1-naphthyl-N-methylcarbamate, which is a carbamate insecticide, was examined. PMID:26350638

  20. METABOLISM OF PESTICIDES BY PLANTS AND PROKARYOTES

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    The metabolism of pesticides by plants is a key factor in the susceptibility and tolerance of a species to a given pesticide, whereas metabolism by prokaryotes is often a key determinant in the environmental fate of that pesticide. Thus, understanding pesticide metabolism in both groups of organisms...

  1. Fact Sheets on Pesticides in Schools.

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    This document consists of a collection of fact sheets about the use of pesticides in schools and how to reduce it. The sheets are: (1) "Alternatives to Using Pesticides in Schools: What Is Integrated Pest Management?"; (2) "Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Pesticides in Schools"; (3) "The Schooling of State Pesticide Laws--2002 Update: A Review…

  2. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Occupational Exposure to Agricultural Pesticide Chemical Groups and Active Ingredients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes results from a systematic review and a series of meta-analyses of nearly three decades worth of epidemiologic research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide active ingredients and chemical groups. Estimates of associations of NHL with 21 pesticide chemical groups and 80 active ingredients were extracted from 44 papers, all of which reported results from analyses of studies conducted in high-income countries. Random effects meta-analyses showed that phenoxy herbicides, carbamate insecticides, organophosphorus insecticides and the active ingredient lindane, an organochlorine insecticide, were positively associated with NHL. In a handful of papers, associations between pesticides and NHL subtypes were reported; B cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicides and the organophosphorus herbicide glyphosate. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicide exposure. Despite compelling evidence that NHL is associated with certain chemicals, this review indicates the need for investigations of a larger variety of pesticides in more geographic areas, especially in low- and middle-income countries, which, despite producing a large portion of the world’s agriculture, were missing in the literature that were reviewed.

  3. The Greening of Pesticide–Environment Interactions: Some Personal Observations

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    2012-01-01

    Background: Pesticide–environment interactions are bidirectional. The environment alters pesticides by metabolism and photodegradation, and pesticides in turn change the environment through nontarget or secondary effects.

  4. Estrogenic and esterase-inhibiting potency in rainwater in relation to pesticide concentrations, sampling season and location

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    Hamers, T.; Brink, P.J. van den; Mos, L.; Linden, S.C. van der; Legler, J.; Koeman, J.H.; Murk, A.J

    2003-05-01

    Estrogenic potency of rainwater correlated well with organochlorine concentrations, but could not be attributed to specific pesticides. - In a year-round monitoring program (1998), pesticide composition and toxic potency of the mix of pollutants present in rainwater were measured. The goal of the study was to relate atmospheric deposition of toxic potency and pesticide composition to each other and to sampling period and local agricultural activity. Rainwater was collected in 26 consecutive periods of 14 days in a background location (BACK) and in two locations representative for different agricultural practices, i.e. intensive greenhouse horticulture (HORT) and flower bulb culture (BULB). Samples were chemically analyzed for carbamate (CARB), organophosphate (OP) and organochlorine (OC) pesticides and metabolites. Esterase inhibiting potency of rainwater extracts was measured in a specially developed bio-assay with honeybee esterases and was expressed as an equivalent concentration of the model inhibitor dichlorvos. Estrogenic potency of the extracts was measured in the ER-CALUX reporter gene assay and was expressed as an equivalent concentration of estradiol. Multivariate principal component analysis (PCA) techniques proved to be valuable tools to analyze the numerous pesticide concentrations in relation to toxic potency, sampling location, and sampling season. Pesticide composition in rainwater depended much more on sampling season than on sampling location, but differences between SPRING and SUMMER were mainly attributed to local differences in agricultural practice. On average, the esterase inhibiting potency exceeded the maximum permissible concentration set for dichlorvos in The Netherlands, and was significantly higher in HORT than in BACK and BULB. Esterase inhibition correlated significantly with OP and CARB concentrations, as expected given the working mechanism of these insecticides. The estrogenic potency incidentally exceeded NOEC levels reported for aquatic organisms and was highest in SPRING. Although estrogenic potency of rainwater correlated with OC concentrations, the ER-CALUX responses could not be attributed to any particular pesticides. Besides, the contribution of non-analyzed xeno-estrogens as alkylphenol(-ethoxylates) and bisphenol-A to the estrogenic potency of rainwater could not be excluded. Further research should focus on the chemical identification of estrogenic compounds in rainwater. In addition, more attention should be given to the ecological consequences of atmospheric deposition of individual pesticides and of total toxic potencies that regularly exceed environmental criteria for Dutch surface waters and/or toxic threshold values for aquatic organisms.

  5. Estrogenic and esterase-inhibiting potency in rainwater in relation to pesticide concentrations, sampling season and location

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    Estrogenic potency of rainwater correlated well with organochlorine concentrations, but could not be attributed to specific pesticides. - In a year-round monitoring program (1998), pesticide composition and toxic potency of the mix of pollutants present in rainwater were measured. The goal of the study was to relate atmospheric deposition of toxic potency and pesticide composition to each other and to sampling period and local agricultural activity. Rainwater was collected in 26 consecutive periods of 14 days in a background location (BACK) and in two locations representative for different agricultural practices, i.e. intensive greenhouse horticulture (HORT) and flower bulb culture (BULB). Samples were chemically analyzed for carbamate (CARB), organophosphate (OP) and organochlorine (OC) pesticides and metabolites. Esterase inhibiting potency of rainwater extracts was measured in a specially developed bio-assay with honeybee esterases and was expressed as an equivalent concentration of the model inhibitor dichlorvos. Estrogenic potency of the extracts was measured in the ER-CALUX reporter gene assay and was expressed as an equivalent concentration of estradiol. Multivariate principal component analysis (PCA) techniques proved to be valuable tools to analyze the numerous pesticide concentrations in relation to toxic potency, sampling location, and sampling season. Pesticide composition in rainwater depended much more on sampling season than on sampling location, but differences between SPRING and SUMMER were mainly attributed to local differences in agricultural practice. On average, the esterase inhibiting potency exceeded the maximum permissible concentration set for dichlorvos in The Netherlands, and was significantly higher in HORT than in BACK and BULB. Esterase inhibition correlated significantly with OP and CARB concentrations, as expected given the working mechanism of these insecticides. The estrogenic potency incidentally exceeded NOEC levels reported for aquatic organisms and was highest in SPRING. Although estrogenic potency of rainwater correlated with OC concentrations, the ER-CALUX responses could not be attributed to any particular pesticides. Besides, the contribution of non-analyzed xeno-estrogens as alkylphenol(-ethoxylates) and bisphenol-A to the estrogenic potency of rainwater could not be excluded. Further research should focus on the chemical identification of estrogenic compounds in rainwater. In addition, more attention should be given to the ecological consequences of atmospheric deposition of individual pesticides and of total toxic potencies that regularly exceed environmental criteria for Dutch surface waters and/or toxic threshold values for aquatic organisms

  6. A pesticide monitoring survey in rivers and lakes of northern Greece and its human and ecotoxicological risk assessment.

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    Papadakis, Emmaluel N; Vryzas, Zisis; Kotopoulou, Athena; Kintzikoglou, Katerina; Makris, Konstantinos C; Papadopoulou-Mourkidou, Euphemia

    2015-06-01

    A pesticide monitoring study covering the main rivers and lakes of Northern Greece (Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly) was undertaken. A total of 416 samples were collected over a 1.5-year sampling period (September 1999- February 2001) from six rivers and ten lakes. The water samples were analyzed with an off-line solid phase extraction technique coupled with a gas chromatography ion trap mass spectrometer using an analytical method for 147 pesticides and their metabolites, including organochlorines, organophosphates, triazines, chloroacetanilides, pyrethroids, carbamates, phthalimides and other pesticides (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides). Based on the pesticide survey results, a human health carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risk assessment was conducted for adults and children. Ecotoxicological risk assessment was also conducted using default endpoint values and the risk quotient method. Results showed that the herbicides metolachlor, prometryn, alachlor and molinate, were the most frequently detected pesticides (29%, 12.5%, 12.5% and 10%, respectively). They also exhibited the highest concentration values, often exceeding 1 ?g/L. Chlorpyrifos ethyl was the most frequently detected insecticide (7%). Seasonal variations in measured pesticide concentrations were observed in all rivers and lakes. The highest concentrations were recorded during May-June period, right after pesticide application. Concentrations of six pesticides were above the maximum allowable limit of 0.1 ?g/L set for drinking water. Alachlor, atrazine and a-HCH showed unacceptable carcinogenic risk estimates (4.5E-06, 4.6E-06 and 1.3E-04, respectively). Annual average concentrations of chlorpyriphos ethyl (0.031 ?g L), dicofol (0.01 ?g/L), dieldrin (0.02 ?g/L) and endosulfan a (0.065 ?g/L) exceeded the EU environmental quality standards. The risk quotient estimates for the insecticides chorpyrifos ethyl, diazinon and parathion methyl and herbicide prometryn were above acceptable risk values. The coupling of monitoring data to probabilistic human and ecotoxicological risk estimates could find use by Greek regulatory authorities, proposing effective pollution management schemes. PMID:25733189

  7. 75 FR 33705 - Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; Change to...

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    2010-06-15

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0327; FRL-8830-7] RIN 2070-AJ74 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; Change to Labeling...SUMMARY: EPA is amending the pesticide container and containment regulations...

  8. 75 FR 62323 - Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; Change to...

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    2010-10-08

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0327; FRL-8848-8] RIN 2070-AJ74 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; Change to Labeling...SUMMARY: EPA is amending the pesticide container and containment regulations...

  9. 76 FR 21294 - Pesticides; Microbial Pesticide Definitions and Applicability; Clarification and Availability of...

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    2011-04-15

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0670; FRL-8857-7] RIN 2070-AJ80 Pesticides; Microbial Pesticide Definitions and Applicability; Clarification...is also soliciting comment on a draft microbial pesticide test guideline, explaining the deposition...

  10. 77 FR 23713 - Pesticides; Final Guidance on Material Safety Data Sheets as Pesticide Labeling; Request for...

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    2012-04-20

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0176; FRL-9343-9] Pesticides; Final Guidance on Material Safety Data Sheets as Pesticide Labeling; Request for Comment on Paperwork...Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice)...

  11. 40 CFR 168.22 - Advertising of unregistered pesticides, unregistered uses of registered pesticides and FIFRA...

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Advertising of unregistered pesticides, unregistered uses of registered pesticides and FIFRA section 24(c) registrations...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS STATEMENTS OF ENFORCEMENT...

  12. 77 FR 52610 - Pesticides; Microbial Pesticide Definitions and Applicability; Clarification and Availability of...

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    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0670; FRL-9338-9] RIN 2070-AJ80 Pesticides; Microbial Pesticide Definitions and Applicability; Clarification...announcing the availability of a final microbial pesticide test guideline that further explains the...

  13. 76 FR 72404 - Pesticides: Availability of Pesticide Registration Notice Regarding the Non-Dietary Exposure Task...

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    2011-11-23

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0877; FRL-9326-8] Pesticides: Availability of Pesticide Registration Notice Regarding the Non-Dietary...The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) regarding...

  14. PESTICIDE APPLICATION TECHNICS IMPROVEMENT

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The academic textbook Pesticide application tehnics improvement is the result of several-year recording theoretical models, numerous practical tests, and data collection relating to technical systems in plant protection and its environment in the narrowest sense. In this first edition, the authors cover the area they have dealt with for many years. The authors aimed to present complete and clear methods how to solve specific problems in the agricultural practice management, plant protection, and direct practice application – ‘‘Know- How'', with as many as possible useful data. References used, along with local ones, are mostly American and from Western Europe. This textbook is intended for those who already use the agricultural technique in plant protection and those who are just acquiring the basics of technical systems proper application in daily practice, regardless the size of the agricultural farm. The authors covered in details and explained some bases of physics logic, analysis, and synthesis of specific laws while using pesticides due to extremely importance in understanding the problem area.

  15. Comparison of two biocides ??? carbamate and glutaraldehyde ??? in the control of fouling in pulp and paper industry

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    Pereira, Maria Ol??via; Vieira, M. J.; Beleza, V. M.; L. F. Melo

    2001-01-01

    Formation of fouling deposits is a serious problem facing paper mills. Despite the search for alternative methods, chemical biocides still represent the chief countermeasure to control microbial growth and general fouling buid-up in pulp and paper mills. The purpose of this work was to determine the effect of two biocides (carbamate and glutaraldehyde) on both planktonic cells and fouling layers of a paper machine system. A flow system was used for the study of fouling accumulation in an indu...

  16. Pesticide use and application: An Indian scenario

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    Agricultural development continues to remain the most important objective of Indian planning and policy. In the process of development of agriculture, pesticides have become an important tool as a plant protection agent for boosting food production. Further, pesticides play a significant role by keeping many dreadful diseases. However, exposure to pesticides both occupationally and environmentally causes a range of human health problems. It has been observed that the pesticides exposures are increasingly linked to immune suppression, hormone disruption, diminished intelligence, reproductive abnormalities and cancer. Currently, India is the largest producer of pesticides in Asia and ranks twelfth in the world for the use of pesticides. A vast majority of the population in India is engaged in agriculture and is therefore exposed to the pesticides used in agriculture. Although Indian average consumption of pesticide is far lower than many other developed economies, the problem of pesticide residue is very high in India. Pesticide residue in several crops has also affected the export of agricultural commodities in the last few years. In this context, pesticide safety, regulation of pesticide use, proper application technologies, and integrated pest management are some of the key strategies for minimizing human exposure to pesticides. There is a dearth of studies related to these issues in India. Therefore, the thrust of this paper was to review the technology of application of pesticides in India and recommend future strategies for the rational use of pesticides and minimizing the problems related to health and environment.

  17. Pesticide fate modeling in soils with the crop model STICS: Feasibility for assessment of agricultural practices.

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    Queyrel, Wilfried; Habets, Florence; Blanchoud, Hélène; Ripoche, Dominique; Launay, Marie

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    Numerous pesticide fate models are available, but few of them are able to take into account specific agricultural practices, such as catch crop, mixing crops or tillage in their predictions. In order to better integrate crop management and crop growth in the simulation of diffuse agricultural pollutions, and to manage both pesticide and nitrogen pollution, a pesticide fate module was implemented in the crop model STICS. The objectives of the study were: (i) to implement a pesticide fate module in the crop model STICS; (ii) to evaluate the model performance using experimental data from three sites with different pedoclimatic contexts, one in The Netherlands and two in northern France; (iii) to compare the simulations with several pesticide fate models; and (iv) to test the impact of specific agricultural practices on the transfer of the dissolved fraction of pesticides. The evaluations were carried out with three herbicides: bentazone, isoproturon, and atrazine. The strategy applied in this study relies on a noncalibration approach and sensitivity test to assess the operating limits of the model. To this end, the evaluation was performed with default values found in the literature and completed by sensitivity tests. The extended version of the STICS named STICS-Pest, shows similar results with other pesticide fate models widely used in the literature. Moreover, STICS-Pest was able to estimate realistic crop growth and catch crop dynamic, which thus illustrate agricultural practices leading to a reduction of nitrate and a change in pesticide leaching. The dynamic plot-scale model, STICS-Pest is able to simulate nitrogen and pesticide fluxes, when the hydrologic context is in the validity range of the reservoir (or capacity) model. According to these initial results, the model may be a relevant tool for studying the effect of long-term agricultural practices on pesticide residue dynamics in soil and the associated diffuse pollution transfer. PMID:26556743

  18. Movement of pesticides from the site of application

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    Important among the data needed to reduce the environmental risks potentially associated with pesticide use is a clear understanding of environmental processes. Much information has been accumulated and this is discussed with special reference to the research being carried out by scientists of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture at Beltsville. Physical and chemical properties are important in predicting the environmental fate of a pesticide. Routes of dissipation from the site of application will be influenced by the agricultural system and the method of application. Causes of loss include runoff and a three year study showed the extent of herbicide runoff to the Wye River Estuary. Potential contamination of groundwater by leaching has been recognized as a problem in certain cases and its extent and causes are being extensively studied. Volatilization may be a significant source of loss. Two important factors are the vapour pressure of the pesticide and the nature of the surface. Pesticide volatilization was measured using specially designed sampling equipment. Losses from dry soil surfaces were much smaller than the rapid losses from moist surfaces. Losses were predictable in terms of the vapour pressure of the compound and its interaction with surfaces. Atmospheric movement is important in the transport of pesticides. They may be redeposited on the Earth's surface by a number of mechanisms including rainfall, fog and snow or be adsorbed on particulate matter. A specially constructed sampler was used to collect the liquid and vapour phases of fog. Pesticides, their alteration products, plasticizers, flame retardants, industrial chemicals and combustion products were found in fog samples collected in Maryland and California. Distribution between liquid and vapour phases was not in accordance with Henry's Law and experiments are in progress to measure Henry's Law constants to validate these observations. 26 refs, 2 figs, 3 tabs

  19. Possible mechanisms for sensitivity to organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides in eastern screech-owls and American kestrels.

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    Vyas, N B; Thiele, L A; Garland, S C

    1998-07-01

    Effects of a single dietary exposure to fenthion and carbofuran on the survival, feeding behavior and brain ChE activity of eastern screech-owls, Otus asio and American kestrels, Falco sparverius, were evaluated. Birds were exposed to fenthion (23.6-189.0 ppm) or carbofuran (31.7-253.6 ppm) via meatballs. Carbofuran-exposed owls ate either or = 80% of the meatball whereas all kestrels ate < or = 10% of the meatball before exhibiting acute signs of toxicity. Fenthion-exposed owls and kestrels displayed a wide spectrum of meatball consumption (< 10-100%). Significant brain ChE inhibition was observed in dead and surviving kestrels exposed to fenthion and carbofuran and dead owls exposed to fenthion (P < 0.0001). Brain ChE activity of owls exposed to carbofuran that survived was not different from that of controls (P = 0.25). Data suggest: (1) slow feeding on a carbamate-contaminated item may provide limited protection from the toxicity of the chemical at certain rates of exposure; (2) the degree of ChE inhibition at neuromuscular junctions may be critical in determining the sensitivity of a species to a carbamate insecticide; (3) sensitivity may be a function of the ChE affinity for the carbamate inhibitor; and (4) the importance of neuromuscular junction ChE depression in determining the sensitivity of an animal may be species-specific. PMID:9827028

  20. Oxidative Stress Induced by Different Pesticides in the Land Snails, Helix aspersa

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was designated to compare the ability of the two carbamate compounds methomyl and carbofuran, the organophosphorus compound chlorpyrifos and the bipyridylium compound paraquat to induce the oxidative stress and affect some biochemical targets in the terrestrial snail, Helix aspersa. LD50 values for these pesticides were determined 48 h following topical application. They were 240, 500, 900 and 920 ?g/snail for methomyl, carbofuran, chlorpyrifos and paraquat, respectively. Some biomarkers of the oxidative stress such as Lipid Peroxidation (LP, Lactic Dehydrogenase (LDH and Glutathione (GSH as well as the inhibitory effects of these compounds against acetylcholinesterase (AChE were carried out following topical application of 1/4LD50 values. The results showed that carbofuran was the most potent to inhibit AChE in snails followed by methomyl, where the enzyme activities dropped to 9.86 and 28.82% of the control activity, respectively, 48 h following application. Non-significant increase in the levels of thiobarbituric acid-reactive species in the snail tissue homogenate intoxicated with methomyl, paraquat or carbofuran were found comparing to control value, while it was similar to control following chlorpyrifos treatment. On the other hand, the activities of LDH were increased following all tested pesticides. Also, the results showed that GSH level in the snail tissue homogenate was elevated following both methomyl and chlorpyrifos, while it decreased following either carbofuran or paraquat application. It could be concluded that methomyl was the most toxic pesticide followed by carbofuran against the land snail and their mode of action could be due to the induction of oxidative stress in addition to their anticholinesterase potencies. Chlorpyrifos or paraquat had slightly effects to alter the biomarkers of oxidative stress in the snail.

  1. Mutations in acetylcholinesterase genes of Rhopalosiphum padi resistant to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides.

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    Chen, Mao-hua; Han, Zhao-jun; Qiao, Xian-feng; Qu, Ming-jing

    2007-02-01

    Apple grain aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (Linnaeus), is an important wheat pest. In China, it has been reported that R. padi has developed high resistance to carbamate and organophosphate insecticides. Previous work cloned from this aphid 2 different genes encoding acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which is the target enzyme for carbamate and organophosphate insecticides, and its insensitive alteration has been proven to be an important mechanism for insecticide resistance in other insects. In this study, both resistant and susceptible strains of R, padi were developed, and their AChEs were compared to determine whether resistance resulted from this mechanism and whether these 2 genes both play a role in resistance. Bioassays showed that the resistant strain used was highly or moderately resistant to pirimicarb, omethoate, and monocrotophos (resistance ratio, 263.8, 53.8, and 17.5, respectively), and showed little resistance to deltamethrin or thiodicarb (resistance ratio, 5.2 and 3.4, respectively). Correspondingly, biochemistry analysis found that AChE from resistant aphids was very insensitive to the first 3 insecticides (I50 increased 43.0-, 15.2-, and 8.8-fold, respectively), but not to thiodicarb (I50 increased 1.1-fold). Enzyme kinetics tests showed that resistant and susceptible strains had different AChEs. Sequence analysis of the 2 AChE genes cloned from resistant and susceptible aphids revealed that 2 mutations in Ace2 and 1 in Ace1 were consistently associated with resistance. Mutation F368(290)L in Ace2 localized at the same position as a previously proven resistance mutation site in other insects. The other 2 mutations, S329(228)P in Ace1 and V435(356)A in Ace2, were also found to affect the enzyme structure. These findings indicate that resistance in this aphid is mainly the result of insensistive AChE alteration, that the 3 mutations found might contribute to resistance, and that the AChEs encoded by both genes could serve as targets of insecticides. PMID:17546082

  2. Organophosphate and carbamate poisonings in the northwest of Paraná state, Brazil from 1994 to 2005: clinical and epidemiological aspects Intoxicações por inseticidas organofosforados e carbamatos no noroeste do Paraná, Brasil, de 1994 a 2005: aspectos clínicos e epidemiológicos

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    Alexandre Ferreira

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, clinical and epidemiological aspects of 529 intoxication cases of organophosphate or carbamate pesticides in the northwest of the state of Paraná, Brazil, over a twelve-year period (1994-2005, are presented. One hundred-five of 257 patients (40.8% who attempted suicide were admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs, with an average hospital stay of two days (range 1-40 days. Men corresponded to 56.4% of the cases of suicide attempts and sixteen individuals died. One hundred-forty patients intoxicated due to occupational exposure were all young adults and nine of them were admitted to ICU, with average hospital stays of eight days (range 1-16 days. Of these cases, two patients died. One hundred twenty-four patients intoxicated due to accidental exposure were mainly children and had a hospital average stay of four days. Twenty patients were admitted to the ICU, and one of them died. Overall complications included respiratory failure, convulsions, and aspiration pneumonia. Deliberate ingestion of organophosphates and carbamates was much more toxic than occupational and accidental exposure. Men aged 15-39 years were the most likely to attempt suicide with these agents and had more prolonged ICU with significant complications and mortality.No presente estudo são apresentados aspectos clínicos e epidemiológicos de 529 casos de intoxicação por inseticidas organofosforados e carbamatos ocorridos na região noroeste do Estado do Paraná, Brasil, no período de 1994 a 2005. A saber, 105 pessoas de 257 pacientes (40,8% que tentaram suicídio foram admitidas na Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo (UTI, com média de estadia hospitalar de 2 dias (de 1 a 40 dias. Pacientes do sexo masculino corresponderam a 56,4% dos casos de tentativa de suicídio e 16 indivíduos morreram. Todos os 140 pacientes intoxicados devido à exposição ocupacional eram adultos e 9 foram admitidos na UTI, com média de estadia hospitalar de 8 dias (de 1 a 16 dias. Destes casos, 2 pacientes faleceram. Dos 124 pacientes intoxicados devido à exposição acidental, a maioria era crianças e teve uma média de estadia hospitalar de 4 dias. Foram admitidos 20 pacientes na UTI e um morreu. Complicações gerais incluíram insuficiência respiratória, convulsões e pneumonia. A ingestão deliberada de organofosforados e carbamatos foi muito mais grave do que a intoxicação em decorrência da exposição ocupacional ou acidental. Homens na faixa de 15 a 39 anos foram os mais prováveis de tentar suicídio com esses agentes e tiveram admissões mais prolongadas na UTI com significativas complicações e mortalidade.

  3. Organophosphate and carbamate poisonings in the northwest of Paraná state, Brazil from 1994 to 2005: clinical and epidemiological aspects / Intoxicações por inseticidas organofosforados e carbamatos no noroeste do Paraná, Brasil, de 1994 a 2005: aspectos clínicos e epidemiológicos

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    Alexandre, Ferreira; Elisangela, Maroco; Mauricio, Yonamine; Magda Lúcia Félix de, Oliveira.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo são apresentados aspectos clínicos e epidemiológicos de 529 casos de intoxicação por inseticidas organofosforados e carbamatos ocorridos na região noroeste do Estado do Paraná, Brasil, no período de 1994 a 2005. A saber, 105 pessoas de 257 pacientes (40,8%) que tentaram suicídio f [...] oram admitidas na Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo (UTI), com média de estadia hospitalar de 2 dias (de 1 a 40 dias). Pacientes do sexo masculino corresponderam a 56,4% dos casos de tentativa de suicídio e 16 indivíduos morreram. Todos os 140 pacientes intoxicados devido à exposição ocupacional eram adultos e 9 foram admitidos na UTI, com média de estadia hospitalar de 8 dias (de 1 a 16 dias). Destes casos, 2 pacientes faleceram. Dos 124 pacientes intoxicados devido à exposição acidental, a maioria era crianças e teve uma média de estadia hospitalar de 4 dias. Foram admitidos 20 pacientes na UTI e um morreu. Complicações gerais incluíram insuficiência respiratória, convulsões e pneumonia. A ingestão deliberada de organofosforados e carbamatos foi muito mais grave do que a intoxicação em decorrência da exposição ocupacional ou acidental. Homens na faixa de 15 a 39 anos foram os mais prováveis de tentar suicídio com esses agentes e tiveram admissões mais prolongadas na UTI com significativas complicações e mortalidade. Abstract in english In the present study, clinical and epidemiological aspects of 529 intoxication cases of organophosphate or carbamate pesticides in the northwest of the state of Paraná, Brazil, over a twelve-year period (1994-2005), are presented. One hundred-five of 257 patients (40.8%) who attempted suicide were a [...] dmitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with an average hospital stay of two days (range 1-40 days). Men corresponded to 56.4% of the cases of suicide attempts and sixteen individuals died. One hundred-forty patients intoxicated due to occupational exposure were all young adults and nine of them were admitted to ICU, with average hospital stays of eight days (range 1-16 days). Of these cases, two patients died. One hundred twenty-four patients intoxicated due to accidental exposure were mainly children and had a hospital average stay of four days. Twenty patients were admitted to the ICU, and one of them died. Overall complications included respiratory failure, convulsions, and aspiration pneumonia. Deliberate ingestion of organophosphates and carbamates was much more toxic than occupational and accidental exposure. Men aged 15-39 years were the most likely to attempt suicide with these agents and had more prolonged ICU with significant complications and mortality.

  4. 40 CFR 158.2010 - Biochemical pesticides data requirements.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Biochemical pesticides data requirements. 158.2010 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides §...

  5. 40 CFR 158.2110 - Microbial pesticides data requirements.

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Microbial pesticides data requirements. 158.2110 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Microbial Pesticides § 158.2110...

  6. Pesticides (Environmental Health Student Portal)

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    ... in the environment. Chemicals: Messing Around in Nature's Lab (Johns Hopkins University Ecohealth) - An introduction to pesticides, their use by farmers, and their impact on crops, soil quality, beneficial organisms, ecosystems, and our health. Enviro- ...

  7. MONITORING OF ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS PESTICIDE RESDUES IN SAMPLES OF BANANA, PAPAYA, AND BELL PEPPER

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    Mariana F., Lemos; Mayara F., Lemos; Henrique P., Pacheco; Rodrigo, Scherer.

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to monitor 11 organophosphorus pesticides in samples of papaya, bell pepper, and banana, commercialized in the metropolitan area of Vitória (ES, Brazil). The pesticides were determined by an optimized and validated method using high performance liquid chromatography w [...] ith tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). All three samples exhibited a matrix effect for most of the pesticides, mainly with signal suppression, and therefore the calibration curves were produced in matrices. Linearity revealed coefficients of determination (r2) greater than 0.9895 for all pesticides and recovery results ranged from between 76% and 118% with standard deviation no greater than 16%. Precision showed relative standard deviation values lower than 19% and HorRat values lower than 0.7, considering all pesticides. Limits of quantification were less than 0.01 mg/kg for all pesticides. Regarding analysis of the samples (50 of each), none of the pesticides exceeded the maximum residue limit determined by Brazilian legislation.

  8. SPEAR indicates pesticide effects in streams - Comparative use of species- and family-level biomonitoring data

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    To detect effects of pesticides on non-target freshwater organisms the Species at risk (SPEARpesticides) bioindicator based on biological traits was previously developed and successfully validated over different biogeographical regions of Europe using species-level data on stream invertebrates. Since many freshwater biomonitoring programmes have family-level taxonomic resolution we tested the applicability of SPEARpesticides with family-level biomonitoring data to indicate pesticide effects in streams (i.e. insecticide toxicity of pesticides). The study showed that the explanatory power of the family-level SPEAR(fm)pesticides is not significantly lower than the species-level index. The results suggest that the family-level SPEAR(fm)pesticides is a sensitive, cost-effective, and potentially European-wide bioindicator of pesticide contamination in flowing waters. Class boundaries for SPEARpesticides according to EU Water Framework Directive are defined to contribute to the assessment of ecological status of water bodies. - We show that SPEARpesticides can be based on family-level biomonitoring data and is applicable for large-scale monitoring programmes to detect and quantify pesticide contamination.

  9. Radiation induced pesticidal microbes

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    Kim, Ki Yup; Lee, Y. K.; Kim, J. S.; Kim, J. K.; Lee, S. J.; Lim, D. S

    2001-01-01

    To isolate pesticidal microbes against plant pathogenic fungi, 4 strains of bacteria(K1. K3, K4, YS1) were isolated from mushroom compost and hot spring. K4, K1, K3, YS1 strain showed wide antifungal spectrum and high antifungal activities against 12 kinds of fungi. Specific proteins and the specific transcribed genes were found from the YS1 and its radiation-induced mutants. And knock-out mutants of antifungal activity were derived by transposon mutagenesis. From these knock-out mutants, the antifungal activity related genes and its modification by gamma-ray radiation are going to be studied. These results suggested that radiation could be an useful tool for the induction of functional mutants.

  10. Radiation induced pesticidal microbes

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    To isolate pesticidal microbes against plant pathogenic fungi, 4 strains of bacteria(K1. K3, K4, YS1) were isolated from mushroom compost and hot spring. K4, K1, K3, YS1 strain showed wide antifungal spectrum and high antifungal activities against 12 kinds of fungi. Specific proteins and the specific transcribed genes were found from the YS1 and its radiation-induced mutants. And knock-out mutants of antifungal activity were derived by transposon mutagenesis. From these knock-out mutants, the antifungal activity related genes and its modification by gamma-ray radiation are going to be studied. These results suggested that radiation could be an useful tool for the induction of functional mutants

  11. Challenges in Regulating Pesticide Mixtures

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    Debra Denton; Bruce Hammock; Craig Wheelock; Jason Belden; Michael Lydy

    2004-01-01

    This paper introduces the field of mixture toxicity and the challenges in regulating pesticide mixtures. Even though pesticides are unique chemical stressors designed to have biological activity that can affect a number of nontarget species, they are intentionally placed into the environment in large quantities. Currently, methods and terminology for evaluating mixture toxicity are poorly established. The most common approach used is the assumption of additive concentration, with the concentr...

  12. Canadian pesticide air sampling campaign

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    Yao, Y.; Harner, T.; Blanchard, P.; Li, Y.F.; Aulagnier, F. [Environment Canada, Gatineau, PQ (Canada). Meteorological Service of Canada; Tuduri, L. [Laboratoire de Physico Toxicochimie des Systemes Naturels, Talence (France). Equipe Perigourdine de Chimie Appliquee; Waite, D.; Belzer, W. [Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Environmental Conservation Branch; Murphy, C. [Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Environmental Protection Service

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    Although pesticides are widely used in Canada, little is known about the presence, distribution, and fate of currently used pesticides (CUPs) in the Canadian atmosphere. This paper provided details of a campaign conducted in 2003 to provide information on air and precipitation levels of CUPs. The objective of the campaign was to create pesticide emission inventories and to identify important pesticide issues related to environmental fate, exposure, and risk assessment in order to develop effective pesticide policies. A Canadian atmospheric network for currently used pesticides was established, which was then followed by an intensive field study in the Canadian prairies. Air samples were collected weekly using high volume PS-1 samplers with polyurethane foam (PUF) XAD sandwiches and glass fibre filters. Precipitation samples were collected each month using MIC samplers equipped with XAD columns. Passive air samplers were deployed at many of the sites for periods of 1 to 3 months. Results of the study showed relatively high concentrations of endosulfan at all sites. High levels of chloropyrifos, malathion, and carbofurans were also detected from air samples. High concentrations of lindane were also observed. Alachlor, metochlor, and trifluralin concentrations were detected in most Ontario and Quebec air and rainfall samples. Eleven target pesticides were detected from air samples during the prairie study. High concentrations of triallate were observed, and good correlations between air concentration trends and dry deposition trends were seen for triallate, 2,4-D, MCPA, dicamba, and bromoxynil. Results of the campaign are now being modelled using a simplified gridded pesticide emission and residue model. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  13. PestLCI 2.0: a second generation model for estimating emissions of pesticides from arable land in LCA

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    Dijkman, Teunis Johannes; Birkved, Morten

    2012-01-01

    The spatial dependency of pesticide emissions to air, surface water and groundwater is illustrated and quantified using PestLCI 2.0, an updated and expanded version of PestLCI 1.0.PestLCI is a model capable of estimating pesticide emissions to air, surface water and groundwater for use in life cycle inventory (LCI) modelling of field applications. After calculating the primary distribution of pesticides between crop and soil, specific modules calculate the pesticide’s fate, thus determining the pesticide emission pattern for the application. PestLCI 2.0 was developed to overcome the limitations of the first model version, replacement of fate calculation equations and introducing new modules for macropore flow and effects of tillage. The accompanying pesticide database was expanded, the meteorological and soil databases were extended to include a range of European climatic zones and soil profiles. Environmental emissions calculated by PestLCI 2.0 were compared to results from the risk assessment models SWASH (surface water emissions), FOCUSPEARL (groundwater via matrix leaching) and MACRO (groundwater including macropore flow, only one scenario available) to partially validate the updated model. A case study was carried out to demonstrate the spatial variation of pesticide emission patterns due to dependency on meteorological and soil conditions.Compared to PestLCI 1.0, PestLCI 2.0 calculated lower emissions to surface water and higher emissions to groundwater. Both changes were expected due to new pesticide fate calculation approaches and the inclusion of macropore flow. Differences between the SWASH and FOCUSPEARL and PestLCI 2.0 emission estimates were generally lower than 2 orders of magnitude, with PestLCI generally calculating lower emissions. This is attributed to the LCA approach to quantify average cases, contrasting with the worst-case risk assessment approach inherent to risk assessment. Compared to MACRO, the PestLCI 2.0 estimates for emissions to groundwater were higher, suggesting that PestLCI 2.0 estimates of fractions leached to groundwater may be slightly conservative as a consequence of the chosen macropore modelling approach. The case study showed that the distribution of pesticide emissions between environmental compartments strongly depends on local climate and soil characteristics.PestLCI 2.0 is partly validated in this paper. Judging from the validation data and case study, PestLCI 2.0 is a pesticide emission model in acceptable accordance with both state-of-the-art pesticide risk assessment models. The case study underlines that the common pesticide emission estimation practice in LCI may lead to misestimating the toxicity impacts of pesticide use in LCA.

  14. Pesticides' influence on wine fermentation.

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    Caboni, Pierluigi; Cabras, Paolo

    2010-01-01

    Wine quality strongly depends on the grape quality. To obtain high-quality wines, it is necessary to process healthy grapes at the correct ripeness stage and for this reason the farmer has to be especially careful in the prevention of parasite attacks on the grapevine. The most common fungal diseases affecting grape quality are downy and powdery mildew (Plasmopara viticola and Uncinula necator), and gray mold (Botrytis cinerea). On the other hand, the most dangerous insects are the grape moth (Lobesia botrana), vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus), and the citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri). Farmers fight grape diseases and insects applying pesticides that can be found at harvest time on grapes. The persistence of pesticides depends on the chemical characteristic of the active ingredients as well as on photodegradation, thermodegradation, codistillation, and enzymatic degradation. The pesticide residues on grapes can be transferred to the must and this can influence the selection and development of yeast strains. Moreover, yeasts can also influence the levels of the pesticides in the wine by reducing or adsorbing them on lees. During the fermentative process, yeasts can cause the disappearance of pesticide residues by degradation or absorption at the end of the fermentation when yeasts are deposited as lees. In this chapter, we reviewed the effect of commonly used herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides on yeasts. We also studied the effect of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation on pesticide residues. PMID:20610173

  15. 40 CFR 152.175 - Pesticides classified for restricted use.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pesticides classified for restricted...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Classification of Pesticides § 152.175 Pesticides classified for restricted use. The following uses of pesticide products containing...

  16. 40 CFR 158.2000 - Biochemical pesticides definition and applicability.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Biochemical pesticides definition and...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides § 158.2000 Biochemical pesticides definition and applicability. This subpart applies to all biochemical pesticides as defined in paragraphs...

  17. 40 CFR 158.2110 - Microbial pesticides data requirements.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Microbial pesticides data requirements...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Microbial Pesticides § 158.2110 Microbial pesticides data requirements. (a) For all microbial pesticides. (1) The following § 158.2120 through §...

  18. 40 CFR 158.2100 - Microbial pesticides definition and applicability.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Microbial pesticides definition and...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Microbial Pesticides § 158.2100 Microbial pesticides definition and applicability. (a) This subpart applies to all living or dead microbial pesticides...

  19. 40 CFR 158.2010 - Biochemical pesticides data requirements.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Biochemical pesticides data...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides § 158.2010 Biochemical pesticides... required to support registration of biochemical pesticides. Sections 158.2080 through 158.2084 identify...

  20. Determination of Ethyl Carbamate in Alcoholic Beverages and Fermented Foods Sold in Korea.

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    Ryu, Dayeon; Choi, Bogyoung; Kim, Eunjoo; Park, Seri; Paeng, Hwijin; Kim, Cho-Il; Lee, Jee-Yeon; Yoon, Hae Jung; Koh, Eunmi

    2015-09-01

    Ethyl carbamate (EC) classified as a probable human carcinogen (Group 2A) is naturally formed in alcoholic beverages and fermented foods during fermentation process and/or during storage. The objective of this study was to analyze EC in 34 food items including 14 alcoholic beverages and 20 fermented foods sold in Korea. Each food was collected from 18 supermarkets in 9 metropolitan cities in Korea, and then made into composite. According to food composition and alcohol content, samples were divided into four matrices such as apple juice, milk, Soju (liquor containing about 20% alcohol), and rice porridge. The maximum EC value of 151.06 µg/kg was found in Maesilju (liquor made from Maesil and Soju). Whisky and Bokbunjaju (Korean black raspberry wine) contained 9.90 µg/kg and 6.30 µg/kg, respectively. EC was not detected in other alcoholic beverages. Of 20 fermented foods, Japanese-style soy sauce had highest level of 15.59 µg/kg and traditional one contained 4.18 µg/kg. Soybean paste had 1.18 µg/kg, however, EC was not found in other fermented foods. PMID:26483888

  1. N-Monosubstituted Methoxy-oligo(ethylene glycol) Carbamate Ester Prodrugs of Resveratrol.

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    Mattarei, Andrea; Azzolini, Michele; Zoratti, Mario; Biasutto, Lucia; Paradisi, Cristina

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    Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol with many interesting biological activities. Its pharmacological exploitation in vivo is, however, hindered by its rapid elimination via phase II conjugative metabolism at the intestinal and, most importantly, hepatic levels. One approach to bypass this problem relies on prodrugs. We report here the synthesis, characterization, hydrolysis, and in vivo pharmacokinetic behavior of resveratrol prodrugs in which the OH groups are engaged in an N-monosubstituted carbamate ester linkage. As promoiety, methoxy-oligo(ethylene glycol) groups (m-OEG) (CH?-[OCH?CH?]n-) of defined chain length (n = 3, 4, 6) were used. These are expected to modulate the chemico-physical properties of the resulting derivatives, much like longer poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chains, while retaining a relatively low MW and, thus, a favorable drug loading capacity. Intragastric administration to rats resulted in the appearance in the bloodstream of the prodrug and of the products of its partial hydrolysis, confirming protection from first-pass metabolism during absorption. PMID:26404221

  2. 77 FR 74003 - Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With...

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    ...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this...data and labeling for ``mold-related'' pesticide...for products used for mold remediation, on nonporous and porous...residual activity, for mold prevention, and in...

  3. Occurrence of pesticides from coffee crops in surface water / Ocorrência de agrotóxicos de culturas de café em águas superficiais

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    Alexandra Fátima Saraiva, Soares; Mônica Maria Diniz, Leão; Vanessa Heloisa Ferreira de, Faria; Márcia Cassimira Marcos da, Costa; Ana Clara Mourão, Moura; Vladimir Diniz Vieira, Ramos; Márcio Ribeiro, Vianna Neto; Elizângela Pinheiro da, Costa.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O excedente dos agrotóxicos aplicados nas áreas agrícolas pode atingir as águas superficiais, contaminando-as. Assim, o principal objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a presença dos agrotóxicos em águas superficiais e utilizadas para abastecimento público em uma sub-bacia de cabeceira, com cultivo d [...] e café, situada no distrito de Dom Corrêa em Manhuaçu, Minas Gerais. A região de estudo é grande produtora de café, as lavouras ocupam áreas íngremes e situam-se próximas aos cursos d´água. Para isso, foram selecionados quatro pontos de coletas de amostras de água nos córregos, um ponto na rede de distribuição e dois pontos na estação de tratamento (água bruta e tratada), totalizando sete pontos. As amostras foram coletadas em período chuvoso e seco. Agrotóxicos organoclorados, organofosforados, piretróides, carbamatos e triazóis foram constatados por meio de análise por cromatografia líquida e gasosa com espectrometria de massas em tandem. A ocorrência de agrotóxicos foi mais evidente no período chuvoso. Vinte e quatro agrotóxicos distintos foram detectados. Pelo menos um agrotóxico foi detectado em 67% das amostras coletadas, durante a estação chuvosa, e em 21% das amostras coletadas durante a estação seca. Muitos agrotóxicos detectados não estão relacionados na legislação brasileira de potabilidade. Abstract in english The excessive amount of pesticides applied in agricultural areas may reach surface water, thereby contaminating it. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of pesticides used in a sub-basin headwater with coffee crops, situated in the Dom Corrêa district, Manhuaçu, Minas [...] Gerais. The region of study is a great producer of coffee. Crops occupy steep areas and are situated close to surface water bodies. In this study, four sample collection points were selected in streams as well as a point in the distribution network and two points in the water treatment station (raw and treated water) a total of seven points. The samples were collected in rainy and dry seasons. Organochlorines, organophosphates, pyrethroids, carbamates and triazoles pesticides were identified by liquid and gas chromatography analysis with tandem mass spectrometry. The occurrence of pesticides was more evident in the rainy season. A total of 24 distinct pesticides were detected. At least one pesticide was identified in 67% of the samples collected during the rainy season and in 21% of the samples collected during drought. Many pesticides detected in water are not regulated in Brazilian legislation regarding potability.

  4. Challenges in Regulating Pesticide Mixtures

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    Debra Denton

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper introduces the field of mixture toxicity and the challenges in regulating pesticide mixtures. Even though pesticides are unique chemical stressors designed to have biological activity that can affect a number of nontarget species, they are intentionally placed into the environment in large quantities. Currently, methods and terminology for evaluating mixture toxicity are poorly established. The most common approach used is the assumption of additive concentration, with the concentrations adjusted for potency to a reference toxicant. Using this approach, the joint action of pesticides that have similar chemical structures and modes of toxic action can be predicted. However, this approach and other modeling techniques often provide little insight into the observed toxicity produced by mixtures of pesticides from different classes. Particularly difficult to model are mixtures that involve a secondary toxicant that changes the toxicokinetics of a primary toxicant. This may result in increased activation or a change in the persistence of the primary toxicant within the organism and may be responsible for a several-fold increase or decrease in toxicity. At present, the ecological effects caused by mixtures of pesticides are given little consideration in the regulatory process. However, mixtures are being considered in relation to human health in the pesticide registration process, setting a precedent that could be followed for ecological protection. Additionally, pesticide mixtures may be regulated through toxicity testing of surface water under the Clean Water Act. The limits of our basic knowledge of how mixtures interact are compromising both these avenues for regulating mixtures. We face many challenges to adequately protecting the environment from mixture toxicity; these challenges include understanding the interactions of toxicants within an organism, identifying the mixtures that most commonly occur and cause adverse effects, and developing a regulatory structure capable of minimizing environmental impacts.

  5. 78 FR 42693 - Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances

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    2013-07-17

    ...As to residue levels in food, EPA used tolerance level...are appropriate for a food-use pesticide based...CT were assumed for all food commodities. 2. Dietary exposure...pesticides/trac/science/trac6a05.pdf....

  6. 75 FR 31785 - Pesticide Products; Registration Applications

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    2010-06-04

    ...EPA received the following pesticide registration applications...fruiting vegetables (including tomato), oilseed crops (including...fruiting vegetables (including tomato), oat, oilseed crops (including...Environmental protection, Pesticides and pest. Dated: May...

  7. Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

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    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_156037.html Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing Early exposure to organophosphates ... 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to widely used pesticides may harm children's lungs, a new study says. ...

  8. Pesticide risks around the home (image)

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    Pesticides are substances which kill or deter unwanted pests, such as insects or rodents. These substances can ... avoid an accidental ingestion is to keep all pesticides out of the reach of children.

  9. Introduction to Indoor Air Quality: Pesticides

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    ... Greener Living Health and Safety Land and Cleanup Pesticides Waste Water Science & Technology Air Climate Change Ecosystems Health Land, Waste and Cleanup Pesticides Substances and Toxics Sustainable Practices Water Laws & Regulations ...

  10. 40 CFR 158.2080 - Experimental use permit data requirements-biochemical pesticides.

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    2010-07-01

    ...use permit data requirements-biochemical pesticides. 158.2080 Section 158.2080 Protection...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides §...

  11. The Danish Pesticide Leaching Assessment Programme

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    Rosenbom, Annette Elisabeth; Brüsch, Walter Michael; Juhler, Rene K.; Ernstsen, Vibeke; Gudmundsson, Lasse; Kjær, Jeanne; Plauborg, Finn; Grant, Ruth; Nyegaard, Per; Olsen, Preben

    2010-01-01

    In 1998, the Danish Parliament initiated the Pesticide Leaching Assessment Programme (PLAP), an intensive monitoring programme aimed at evaluating the leaching risk of pesticides under field conditions. The objective of the PLAP is to improve the scientific foundation for decision-making in the Danish regulation of pesticides. The specific aim is to analyse whether pesticides applied in accordance with current regulations leach to groundwater in unacceptable concentrations. The programme current...

  12. Occupational Pesticide Exposures and Respiratory Health

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    Ming Ye; Jeremy Beach; Jonathan W. Martin; Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan

    2013-01-01

    Pesticides have been widely used to control pest and pest-related diseases in agriculture, fishery, forestry and the food industry. In this review, we identify a number of respiratory symptoms and diseases that have been associated with occupational pesticide exposures. Impaired lung function has also been observed among people occupationally exposed to pesticides. There was strong evidence for an association between occupational pesticide exposure and asthma, especially in agricultural occup...

  13. Pesticide regulations and farm worker safety: the need to improve pesticide regulations in Viet Nam

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    Phung, Dung Tri; Connell, Des; Miller, Greg; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia

    2012-01-01

    Agricultural pesticide use in Viet Nam has more than tripled since 1990. However, pesticide legislation and regulations have not been developed in response to this large increase in usage, as a result of which pesticides pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. This paper identifies the need to improve pesticide regulations in Viet Nam through a comparative analysis of pesticide regulations in Viet Nam and the United States of America, where the rate of acute poisoning among...

  14. 77 FR 10962 - Flazasulfuron; Pesticide Tolerances

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    2012-02-24

    ...the legal limit for a pesticide chemical residue in...aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, including...exposure through drinking water and in residential settings...and children to the pesticide chemical residue in...in inflammatory cell infiltration, hepatocellular...

  15. Determination of organophosphorus pesticide residues in tomatoes by gas chromatography

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    Chloropyriphos and malathion are two organophosphorus pesticides from many others pesticides widely used by famers in agriculture .Because of their bad effect on human health, officials standards are set by the international organisations and communities to ensure safer food for consumer .In the same way, scientists over the world are working hard to develop new detection techniques responding to the international requirements. In this study, an ' IAEA-ethylacetate method ', an adaptation of the popular QuEChERS multi residue method, was optimized to analyse chloropyriphos and Malathion residues in tomatoes .Ethyl-Acetate was used as an extraction solvent the PSA was kept for the clean up procedure. GC-NPD is used for samples analysis .The method optimized is specifique, selective with a recovery averaged more than 70 pour cent. A complete validation of the method is necessary to be used for routine analysis.

  16. Ultra performance liquid chromatography atmospheric pressure photoionization high resolution mass spectrometric method for determination of multiclass pesticide residues in grape and mango juices.

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    Deme, Pragney; Upadhyayula, Vijayasarathi V R

    2015-04-15

    A novel analytical method was developed for determination of organochlorine, synthetic pyrethroid, organophosphate and carbamate pesticide residues in fruit juices using ultra performance liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure photoionization-high resolution mass spectrometry (UPLC-APPI-HRMS). The analytes were extracted from fruit juices by dispersive solid-phase extraction using multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The analysis was carried out in full scan mode using dual ionization mode of APPI in the mass range of 100-650 units. The limit of detection and limit of quantification values for the pesticides were in the range of 0.025-0.15 ng mL(-1) and 0.1-0.5 ng mL(-1) respectively. The matrix effect of the method was found to be low and extraction recoveries were in the range of 60-110%. Some of the real fruits juice samples showed the presence of some pesticides in the range of 6.5-24.8 ng L(-1). PMID:25466136

  17. Pesticide residues in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Nile perch (Lates niloticus) from Southern Lake Victoria, Tanzania

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    Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Nile perch (Lates niloticus) samples were collected from fish landing stations in nine riparian districts on the Tanzanian side of Lake Victoria and screened for residues of 64 organochlorine, organophosphorus, carbamate, and pyrethroid pesticides. The residue levels in the fish fillet were up to 0.003, 0.03 and 0.2 mg/kg fresh weight (0.7, 3.8 and 42 mg/kg lipid weight) of fenitrothion, DDT and endosulfan, respectively. Mean levels within sites were up to 0.002, 0.02 and 0.1 mg/kg fresh weight (0.5, 0.5 and 16 mg/kg lipid weight), respectively. The detection of higher levels of p,p'-DDT than the degradation products (p,p'-DDD and p,p'-DDE), and higher levels of endosulfan isomers (? and ?) than the sulphate, in fish samples, implied recent exposure of fish to DDT and endosulfan, respectively. Generally, most of the fish samples had residue levels above the average method detection limits (MDLs), but were within the calculated ADI. - Fish from Lake Victoria had relatively low pesticide levels

  18. Effect of process intensifying parameters on the hydrodynamic cavitation based degradation of commercial pesticide (methomyl) in the aqueous solution.

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    Raut-Jadhav, Sunita; Saini, Daulat; Sonawane, Shirish; Pandit, Aniruddha

    2016-01-01

    Methomyl, a carbamate pesticide, is classified as a pesticide of category-1 toxicity and hence shows harmful effects on both human and aquatic life. In the present work, the degradation of methomyl has been studied by using hydrodynamic cavitation reactor (HC) and its combination with intensifying agents such as H2O2, fenton reagent and ozone (hybrid processes). Initially, the optimization of operating parameters such pH and inlet pressure to the cavitating device (circular venturi) has been carried out for maximizing the efficacy of hydrodynamic cavitation. Further degradation study of methomyl by the application of hybrid processes was carried out at an optimal pH of 2.5 and the optimal inlet pressure of 5bar. Significant synergetic effect has been observed in case of all the hybrid processes studied. Synergetic coefficient of 5.8, 13.41 and 47.6 has been obtained by combining hydrodynamic cavitation with H2O2, fenton process and ozone respectively. Efficacy of individual and hybrid processes has also been obtained in terms of energy efficiency and extent of mineralization. HC+Ozone process has proved to be the most effective process having highest synergetic coefficient, energy efficiency and the extent of mineralization. The study has also encompassed the identification of intermediate by-products generated during the degradation and has proposed the probable degradation pathway. It has been conclusively established that hydrodynamic cavitation in the presence of intensifying agents can effectively be used for complete degradation of methomyl. PMID:26384910

  19. Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of new oxime carbamates of 3-aryl-2-thioquinazolin-4(3H)-one

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    Suresh S Patil; Swati D Jadhav; M B Deshmukh

    2012-09-01

    S-alkylation of 3-aryl-2-thioquinazolin-4(3H)-one (1) with chloroacetone gave 2-(propanonyl thio)-3-arylquinazol-4(3H)ones (2). Further, the treatment of compound (2) with hydroxylamine hydrochloride gave the corresponding oximes (3) which on reaction with phenyl isocyanate in THF yielded corresponding oxime carbamates 4. The synthesized compounds have been confirmed using IR and 1H NMR, mass spectral data together with elemental analysis. All newly synthesized compounds have been tested for their antibacterial and antifungal activities.

  20. In situ exposure history modulates the molecular responses to carbamate fungicide Tattoo in bivalve mollusk.

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    Falfushynska, Halina I; Gnatyshyna, Lesya L; Stoliar, Oksana B

    2013-04-01

    The aim of the present study was the investigation of the effect of in situ exposure history on the responses of freshwater mussels to thiocarbamate fungicide. Male bivalve mollusks Anodonta anatina (Unionidae) from polluted (A) and unpolluted (F) sites were subjected to 14 days of exposure to fungicide Tattoo (mixture of propamocarb and mancozeb, 91 ?g L(-1)). When unexposed mussels were compared, chronic effect of toxic environment in site A was confirmed by oxidative stress indices (high levels of superoxide dismutase and catalase activities, lipid peroxidation, protein carbonyls and oxyradical production, low level of total glutathione (GSH)), genotoxicity (high levels of DNA-strand breaks and caspase-3 activity in digestive gland), and cytotoxicity (low lysosomal membrane stability in hemocytes), elevated vitellogenin-like proteins (Vtg-LP) concentration in gonads, high levels of Cu, Zn, Cd, metallothionein (MT)-bound metals (MT-Me) and MT-related thiol (MT-SH), and low ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity in digestive gland. The major differences in the responses of the two exposed groups were related to antioxidant defense and MT: in the group A, prominent oxidative stress response with the participation of MT-SH and GSH in the gills, EROD activation, but decrease of MT-Me level was shown, whereas in group F exposure provoked the elevation of MT-Me, caspase-3 and Vtg-LP values. Carbamate did not cause cholinesterase depletion and cytotoxicity. However, genotoxic and pro-oxidant effects (increased levels of hemocytes with micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities, DNA-strand breaks and oxyradical in digestive gland), were common responses for both the exposed groups. PMID:23306937

  1. Organophosphate and carbamate compounds have pre- and postjunctional effects at the insect glutamatergic synapse.

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    Idriss, M K; Aguayo, L G; Rickett, D L; Albuquerque, E X

    1986-10-01

    The effects of the organophosphate compounds diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP), dimethylphosphoramidocyanidic acid ethyl ester (tabun), O-ethyl S-2 diisopropylaminoethyl-methyl phosphonothiolate (VX) and the carbamate compound 1,2,3,3a,8,8a-hexahydro-1,3a,8-trimethylpyrrolo[2,3-b]indol-5-ol methylcarbamate (physostigmine) were studied on the metathoracic flexor and extensor tibialis muscles of Locusta migratoria. These anticholinesterase (anti-ChE) agents interacted with pre- and post-synaptic regions of the glutamatergic neuromuscular synapse. In physiological solution, containing normal calcium concentration (2 mM), these agents initiated spontaneous excitatory post-synaptic potentials (EPSPs) and muscle action potentials (APs) alternating with periods of reduced spontaneous activity in which only miniature excitatory postsynaptic potentials (MEPSPs) could be recorded. This spontaneous EPSP and AP firing was influenced by [Ca++]0; at low concentrations, the spontaneous APs were abolished but EPSPs and MEPSPs could still be seen. Further reduction of [Ca++]0 to 0.2 mM abolished EPSP firing and only MEPSPs were recorded. This spontaneous activity, EPSP and AP, was blocked by tetrodotoxin (0.3 microM). Neither nicotinic nor muscarinic antagonists were able to abolish the presynaptic action of these agents. In addition to these presynaptic actions, a decrease of the peak amplitude of the excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSC) was induced by perfusion with DFP, VX or physostigmine. Only DFP and VX affected the decay time constant of the EPSC. Furthermore, high concentrations of tabun did not affect the EPSP. Both the pre- and postsynaptic effects of these agents were reversible upon washing the preparations. The present results demonstrate a new site of action of these compounds.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2876093

  2. Pesticides: Food and environmental implications

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    Pesticides are an integral part of modern agriculture, also in most developing countries. Although the annual average consumption of active ingredients in agriculture may be below 0.1 kg a.i./ha, most countries now consume more than 2 kg a.i./ha; some of the intensively cropped regions in South-East Asia are exposed to even higher amounts. Inherent contamination of the environment follows if rules and regulations are not strictly adhered to. The search for safer, less persistent and more specific pesticides and examination of the fate of applied pesticides in various regions of the world were the main themes of the symposium. Special emphasis was placed on the use of nuclear techniques, especially on labelled compounds in research. The Proceedings include all the papers and posters that were presented. Refs, figs and tabs

  3. Pesticide residue profile and nutrient characteristics of the Densu River Basin in Ghana

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    The Densu River Basin is one of the largest agricultural areas in Ghana. About 80% of people living in this area rely on agricultural activities for subsistence. The practice of using pesticides such as organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids and several others in agriculture and public health programs have raised concerns about potentially adverse effects on human health and the environment. Assessment of human health implications of non-point sources within a river basin include pesticide residues analysis of water, sediment and fish and monitoring of physico-chemical parameters in waters that serve as source of drinking water for the entire community within the basin. In this study, a field survey was conducted to assess farmers' knowledge of safe handling and use of pesticides. Nutrient chemistry and surface water characteristics of the Densu River and its tributaries, type and levels of pesticide residues and their trends in water, sediment and fish in the basin were also evaluated. The study also assessed the health risk associated with pesticide contamination of fish from the Basin as well as the relationship between land use and groundwater contamination. Generally surface and ground water bodies in the Densu River basin were found to be polluted with respect to nutrients and pesticides. Waters from the basin were found to be fresh, slightly acidic, and weakly mineralized with low chemical constituents. Nitrate (NO3-N) levels in surface water ranged between 0.12 - 31.07 mgL-1 while ammonia was between 0.01 - 2.10 mgL-1 and that of phosphate was 0.012 - 2.45 mgL-1. Pesticide residues and metabolites detected in water, sediment and fish samples from the Densu River Basin were organochlorines. In an average 96% of fish samples, 13.69% of sediment and 3.30% of water samples, at least one pesticide residue was detected per sample. Of the numerous pesticides evaluated, ? -HCH, DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, DDE, endosulfan sulphate, ?-chlordane, endrin and ?-HCH were detected in fish, water and sediment samples. Aldrin and dieldrin levels detected were above the recommended limit of 0.03 ?L-1 with endosulfan, endrin and chlordane registering levels above their recommended limits of 20.0?L-1 and 0.2 ?L-1 respectively for drinking water. Pesticide residues in fish samples varied between 0.10 ?gKg-1 to 30.90 ?gKg-1. The highest level was detected in Hepsetus odoe (HO-N). Contamination pattern of pesticide residues in fish samples was generally in the order of p'p'-DDE > heptachlor > ?- HCH > p'p'-DDT > endosulfan Sulphate > ?-endosulfan > ?- HCH > ?-chlordane > dieldrin > endrin ketone > methoxychlor > endrin > aldrin > endrin aldehyde. Data obtained from the field survey regarding safe use of pesticides, toxicity awareness and symptoms among farmers indicated that a very high proportion of farmers were at high risk of pesticide poisoning from occupational exposure. More than 90% of farm workers did not practice safety precaution during pesticide formulation and application leading to considerable prevalence of pesticide related illness in this agricultural community. The presence of pesticide residues in fish was of further concern because fish is the main protein diet for humans in the basin. The estimated dose for aldrin, methoxychlor, ?-chlordane, endrin aldehyde, endrin ketone, endrin, p'p'-DDT and ?-HCH do not pose a direct hazard to human health, although present in fish samples since the values registered were lower than the reference doses. However, ?- HCH, heptachlor, ?-endosulfan, endosulfan sulphate, p'p'-DDE and dieldrin levels exceeded the reference dose, indicating a great potential for systemic toxicity in children who are considered to be the most vulnerable population subgroup. In children, between the ages of 0 - 1year, the hazard indices of 2.64, 1.720, 1.736 and 0.792 were computed for ?-endosulfan, heptachlor, endosulfan sulphate and dieldrin respectively while for children between the ages 1 -11years, hazard indices for heptachlor, ?-endosulfan and endosulfan were 0.573,

  4. Uso de plaguicidas inhibidores de acetilcolinesterasa en once entidades territoriales de salud en Colombia, 2002-2005 The use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors pesticides in eleven local health institutions, Colombia, 2002-2005

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    Jaime Eduardo Ortiz

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Por ser los plaguicidas anticolinesterásicos una causa importante de intoxicación y de muerte por intoxicación en los países en vía de desarrollo, el Instituto Nacional de Salud implementó el Programa de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Organofosforados y Carbamatos, del cual, este informe corresponde al período 2002-2005.
    Objetivo. Determinar la actividad de la acetilcolinesterasa en participantes con riesgo de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos, e identificar los plaguicidas más utilizados en el área estudiada.
    Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo de información reportada al Programa de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Organofosforados y Carbamatos por once departamentos colombianos, los cuales realizaron la determinación de acetilcolinesterasa con el equipo Lovibond.
    Resultados. Participaron 28.303 personas con riesgo de exposición a plaguicidas; 81,4% eran hombres. El 9,3% de las determinaciones analíticas fueron anormales, con una prevalencia de anormalidad entre los hombres de 9,9% y de 7,0% en las mujeres. Presentaron mayor prevalencia de valores anormales los grupos de edad de 18 a 25 años (12,3% y de 0 a 5 años (10,7%, y los oficios de jornalero (27,0% y servicios generales del campo (26,1%. De los 975 participantes, en el departamento del Meta, 80% de los participantes presentaron niveles anormales de actividad de la enzima. Los plaguicidas más reportados fueron los organofosforados (39,7% y carbamatos (16,6%.
    Conclusión. El incremento en la prevalencia de valores anormales de la acetilcolinesterasa y el riesgo de exposición infantil, hacen necesario disminuir el uso y la comercialización de plaguicidas de alto riesgo, y utilizar métodos menos tóxicos para el control de plagas.Introduction. Due to the importance of acetylcholinesterase inhibiting chemicals as pesticides in developing countries, the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Colombia designed the organophosphate and carbamate epidemiological surveillance program for the period 2002-2005.
    Objective. The acetylcholinesterase activity was determined in study participants with a history of organophosphate and carbamate exposure and the most commonly used pesticides were identified in each study area.
    Materials and methods. The information was compiled from reports sent to the Instituto Nacional de Salud organophosphate and carbamate epidemiological surveillance program from each of 11 provinces in Colombia. The analytical determination of the biomarker was performed by acetylcholinestare activity determined with the Lovibond field equipment.
    Results. A total of 28,303 people were designated as having risk of exposure to pesticides. Most were men (81.4%. Abnormal determinations averaged 9.3% (9.9% in men and 7.0% in women. The 18-25 year old age group showed the highest prevalence of abnormal results (12.3%, followed by the group of 0-5 year olds (10.7%. The highest prevalence of abnormal acetylcholinesterase activity was in farm workers (27.0%, followed by general outdoor activities (26.1%. In the province of Meta, 80% of participants showed abnormal values of enzyme activity. The most commonly used pesticides were organophosphates (39.7% and carbamates (16.6%.
    Conclusion. The increase in the prevalence of abnormal values of acetylcholinesterase activity and the risk of exposure to pesticides in children necessitates a lowering of use and commercialization of high risk pesticides, and a need for developing safer methods for pest management.

  5. Uso de plaguicidas inhibidores de acetilcolinesterasa en once entidades territoriales de salud en Colombia, 2002-2005 / The use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors pesticides in eleven local health institutions, Colombia, 2002-2005

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    Omayda, Cárdenas; Elizabeth, Silva; Jaime Eduardo, Ortiz.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Por ser los plaguicidas anticolinesterásicos una causa importante de intoxicación y de muerte por intoxicación en los países en vía de desarrollo, el Instituto Nacional de Salud implementó el Programa de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Organofosforados y Carbamatos, del cual, este informe [...] corresponde al período 2002-2005. Objetivo. Determinar la actividad de la acetilcolinesterasa en participantes con riesgo de exposición a plaguicidas organofosforados y carbamatos, e identificar los plaguicidas más utilizados en el área estudiada. Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo de información reportada al Programa de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Organofosforados y Carbamatos por once departamentos colombianos, los cuales realizaron la determinación de acetilcolinesterasa con el equipo Lovibond. Resultados. Participaron 28.303 personas con riesgo de exposición a plaguicidas; 81,4% eran hombres. El 9,3% de las determinaciones analíticas fueron anormales, con una prevalencia de anormalidad entre los hombres de 9,9% y de 7,0% en las mujeres. Presentaron mayor prevalencia de valores anormales los grupos de edad de 18 a 25 años (12,3%) y de 0 a 5 años (10,7%), y los oficios de jornalero (27,0%) y servicios generales del campo (26,1%). De los 975 participantes, en el departamento del Meta, 80% de los participantes presentaron niveles anormales de actividad de la enzima. Los plaguicidas más reportados fueron los organofosforados (39,7%) y carbamatos (16,6%). Conclusión. El incremento en la prevalencia de valores anormales de la acetilcolinesterasa y el riesgo de exposición infantil, hacen necesario disminuir el uso y la comercialización de plaguicidas de alto riesgo, y utilizar métodos menos tóxicos para el control de plagas. Abstract in english Introduction. Due to the importance of acetylcholinesterase inhibiting chemicals as pesticides in developing countries, the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Colombia designed the organophosphate and carbamate epidemiological surveillance program for the period 2002-2005. Objective. The acetylcholinest [...] erase activity was determined in study participants with a history of organophosphate and carbamate exposure and the most commonly used pesticides were identified in each study area. Materials and methods. The information was compiled from reports sent to the Instituto Nacional de Salud organophosphate and carbamate epidemiological surveillance program from each of 11 provinces in Colombia. The analytical determination of the biomarker was performed by acetylcholinestare activity determined with the Lovibond field equipment. Results. A total of 28,303 people were designated as having risk of exposure to pesticides. Most were men (81.4%). Abnormal determinations averaged 9.3% (9.9% in men and 7.0% in women). The 18-25 year old age group showed the highest prevalence of abnormal results (12.3%), followed by the group of 0-5 year olds (10.7%). The highest prevalence of abnormal acetylcholinesterase activity was in farm workers (27.0%), followed by general outdoor activities (26.1%). In the province of Meta, 80% of participants showed abnormal values of enzyme activity. The most commonly used pesticides were organophosphates (39.7%) and carbamates (16.6%). Conclusion. The increase in the prevalence of abnormal values of acetylcholinesterase activity and the risk of exposure to pesticides in children necessitates a lowering of use and commercialization of high risk pesticides, and a need for developing safer methods for pest management.

  6. Multiresidue Analysis of Pesticides in Soil by Liquid-Solid Extraction Procedure

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    Rada ?urovi?

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A multiresidue method for simultaneous determination of four pesticides (diazinon,acetochlor, aldrine and carbofuran belonging to different pesticide groups, extractedfrom soil samples, is described. The method presented is based on liquid-solid extraction(LSE and determination of pesticides, i.e. the pesticides were extracted by methanol-acetone mixture, purified on florisil column and eluted by ethyl acetate-acetone mixture.Optimization of the main parameters affecting the LSE procedure, such as the choiceof purification sorbent, as well as the elution solvent and its volume, were investigated indetails and optimized. Also, validation of the proposed method was done.Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS was used for detection and quantificationof the pesticides studied. Relative standard deviation (RSD and recovery values formultiple analysis of soil samples fortified with 30 ?g/kg of each pesticide were below 8%and higher than 89%, respectively. Limits of detection (LOD for all the compounds studiedwere less than 4 ?g/kg.

  7. Ditches influence on hillslope flow. Consequences on pesticides transfer

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    Carluer, N.; Adamiade, C. V.; Margoum, C.; Dutertre, A.; Dramais, G.; Barrere, B.; Barrier, R.

    2003-04-01

    Man-made objects of landscape as ditches or vegetative strips, which can be found on rural watersheds, constitute hydrologic discontinuities, which may influence flows and pollutant transfer between the fields and the hydrographic network. Particularly, as pesticides may be degraded or be adsorbed during their transfer, both the way they follow and the transfer duration greatly influence their fate. In this context, according to their characteristics, ditches may behave as by-pass for the transport of pesticides, impeding some of the dissipation mechanisms as sorption by soil particles or retention of surface runoff by vegetative strips ; anyway, they may also contribute to pesticide dissipation to a certain extent, by infiltration in their bed or pollutant sorption on their substratum. This article presents a field experiment in order to assess how much pesticide flux a small ditch bordering a field can collect. This work is completed by the study of pesticide retention in such a ditch. Two ditches were equipped on the Arvalis site of "La Jaillière "(western France) : one is perpendicular to the slope, in order to maximise interception of flow coming from upslope, the other is a drainage collector, situated in a little thalweg. For both, equipment consists in piezometry, tensiometry, and discharge measurement. The hillslope where is located the first ditch is also equipped following two transects : the ditch does not influence the first one, whereas the second one is passing through this discontinuity. Moreover, water quality in the groundwater (pesticide concentrations and geochemical environment) is analysed every week or two weeks. Theses analyses aim at validating the hypothesis of ditch and hillslope transfer behaviour that the hydrological survey is leading to. The two first years of hydrological survey confirmed that two groundwater tables are present on the site : the deeper one, situated in the schist, under a layer of less permeable altered schist is present during all the year, while the other one developed itself on this less permeable layer, when water balance is positive. The obtained data and the three-dimensional saturated modelisation that was made (with Visual Modflow 2000) allowed to characterise and to quantify exchanges between the two water tables, considering the position on the hillslope and the period of the year. These results have been put in parallel with the pesticide concentrations measured in the groundwater for different positions on the slope. At the time being, as concerns water quality, only one year was monitored, and concentrations are quite low, even if they confirm the presence of pesticide deep in the regional aquifer. This result must be counterbalanced by the fact that the last pesticide applications on the studied hillslope occurred more than two years ago. Another pesticide application is scheduled at the beginning of 2003, and will be accompanied by a bromure application, in order to improve the comprehension of water flow and pollutants transfer.

  8. O-(triazolyl)methyl carbamates as a novel and potent class of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors.

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    Colombano, Giampiero; Albani, Clara; Ottonello, Giuliana; Ribeiro, Alison; Scarpelli, Rita; Tarozzo, Glauco; Daglian, Jennifer; Jung, Kwang-Mook; Piomelli, Daniele; Bandiera, Tiziano

    2015-02-01

    Inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) activity is under investigation as a valuable strategy for the treatment of several disorders, including pain and drug addiction. A number of potent FAAH inhibitors belonging to different chemical classes have been disclosed to date; O-aryl carbamates are one of the most representative families. In the search for novel FAAH inhibitors, a series of O-(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl carbamate derivatives were designed and synthesized exploiting a copper- catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition reaction between azides and alkynes (click chemistry). Exploration of the structure-activity relationships within this new class of compounds identified potent inhibitors of both rat and human FAAH with IC50 values in the single-digit nanomolar range. In addition, these derivatives showed improved stability in rat plasma and kinetic solubility in buffer with respect to the lead compound. Based on the results of the study, the novel analogues identified can be considered to be promising starting point for the development of new FAAH inhibitors with improved drug-like properties. PMID:25338703

  9. Reduction of substituted benzonitrile pesticides.

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    Sokolová, Romana; Hromadová, Magdaléna; Fiedler, Jan; Pospíšil, Lubomír; Giannarelli, S.; Valášek, Michal

    2008-01-01

    Ro?. 622, ?. 2 (2008), s. 211-218. ISSN 1572-6657 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA400400505; GA MŠk OC 140; GA MŠk LC510 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503; CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : benzonitrile pesticides * polarography * voltammetry Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry Impact factor: 2.484, year: 2008

  10. Collembola and macroarthropod community responses to carbamate, organophosphate and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides: Direct and indirect effects

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    Non-target effects on terrestrial arthropod communities of the broad-spectrum insecticides chlorpyrifos and cypermethrin and the selective insecticide pirimicarb were investigated in winter wheat fields in summer. Effects of chlorpyrifos on arthropod abundance and taxonomic richness were consistently negative whereas effects of cypermethrin were negative for predatory arthropods but positive for soil surface Collembola. Pirimicarb effects were marginal, primarily on aphids and their antagonists, with no effect on the Collembola community. Collembola-predator ratios were significantly higher following cypermethrin treatment, suggesting that cypermethrin-induced increases in collembolan abundance represent a classical resurgence. Observations in other studies suggest Collembola resurgences may be typical after synthetic pyrethroid applications. Collembola responses to insecticides differed among species, both in terms of effect magnitude and persistence, suggesting that coarse taxonomic monitoring would not adequately detect pesticide risks. These findings have implications for pesticide risk assessments and for the selection of indicator species. - Direct and indirect insecticide effects differ among closely-related arthropod taxa; resurgence of Collembola may occur widely after synthetic pyrethroid insecticide applications

  11. Formation of a unique zinc carbamate by CO2 fixation: implications for the reactivity of tetra-azamacrocycle ligated Zn(II) complexes.

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    Notni, Johannes; Schenk, Stephan; Görls, Helmar; Breitzke, Hergen; Anders, Ernst

    2008-02-18

    The macrocyclic ligand [13]aneN 4 ( L1, 1,4,7,10-tetra-azacyclotridecane) was reacted with Zn(II) perchlorate and CO 2 in an alkaline methanol solution. It was found that, by means of subtle changes in reaction conditions, two types of complexes can be obtained: (a) the mu 3 carbonate complex 1, {[Zn( L1)] 3(mu 3-CO 3)}(ClO 4) 4, rhombohedral crystals, space group R3 c, with pentacoordinate zinc in a trigonal bipyramidal enviroment, and (b) an unprecedenced dimeric Zn(II) carbamate structure, 2, [Zn( L2)] 2(ClO 4) 2, monoclinic crystals, space group P2 1/ n. The ligand L2 (4-carboxyl-1,4,7,10-tetra-azacyclotridecane) is a carbamate derivative of L1, obtained by transformation of a hydrogen atom of one of the NH moieties into carbamate by means of CO 2 uptake. In compound 2, the distorted tetrahedral Zn(II) coordinates to the carbamate moiety in a monodentate manner. Most notably, carbamate formation can occur upon reaction of CO 2 with the [Zn L1] (2+) complex, which implicates that a Zn-N linkage is cleaved upon attack of CO 2. Since complexes of tetra-azamacrocycles and Zn(II) are routinely applied for enzyme model studies, this finding implies that the Zn-azamacrocycle moiety generally should no longer be considered to play always only an innocent role in reactions. Rather, its reactivity has to be taken into account in respective investigations. In the presence of water, 2 is transformed readily into carbonate 1. Both compounds have been additionally characterized by solid-state NMR and infrared spectroscopy. A thorough comparison of 1 with related azamacrocycle ligated zinc(II) carbonates as well as a discussion of plausible reaction paths for the formation of 2 are given. Furthermore, the infrared absorptions of the carbamate moiety have been assigned by calculating the vibrational modes of the carbamate complex using DFT methods and the vibrational spectroscopy calculation program package SNF. PMID:18260684

  12. Pesticides and their effects on wildlife

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    Driver, C.J.

    1994-07-01

    About 560 active ingredients are currently used as pesticides. Applications of these pesticides are made to agricultural lands and other areas inhabited by wildlife. Unfortunately, many agricultural-use pesticides also entail some measure of risk to organisms other than the pest species. Because testing of pesticides prior to registration cannot evaluate all the potential environmental-pesticide-wildlife/fish interactions, current methods of risk assessment do not always provide sufficient safety to nontarget organisms. This is evidenced by die-offs of fish and wildlife from applications of pesticides at environmentally {open_quotes}safe{close_quotes} rates, the linking of population declines of some species with agrochemical use, and observations of survival-threatening behavioral changes in laboratory and field animals exposed to typical field levels of pesticides. It is important to note, however, that the majority of pesticides, when properly applied, have not caused significant injury to wildlife. A brief summary of pesticide effects on wildlife and fish are presented for the common classes of pesticides in use today.

  13. The use and disposal of household pesticides

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    Most pesticides are synthetic chemicals manufactured specifically for their toxic properties to the target species, and widely used globally. Several epidemiological studies in the United States have suggested health concerns arising from the chronic exposure of young children to pesticides in the domestic environment. In the UK very little is currently known about how nonoccupational pesticides are being used or disposed of. Any use of pesticides is a potential risk factor for children's exposure, and any potential exposure is likely to be reduced by the parents' adopting precautionary behaviour when using these pesticide products. This was investigated using a sample of 147 parents from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort in and around Bristol, through an in-depth interview between August and November 2001. The results of this study add to the understanding of the underlying behaviour of parents applying pesticide products in the home environment in the UK. Pesticides are readily available, and are normally purchased in do-it-yourself shops and supermarkets and mostly disposed of in domestic waste. Safety was stated by 45% of parents to be the most important factor to consider when buying a pesticide. When buying pesticide products, labels were stated to be the most important source of information about pesticides. However, a third of parents stated they would not follow the product label exactly when using a product, just under half felt labels were both inadequate and hard to understand, and about 10% of parents would not take notice of warnings on the pesticide label. Less than half of parents would use gloves when applying a pesticide, although the use of protective equipment such as gloves during the application of pesticides could greatly reduce the exposure. It is a public health concern that the instructions on the labels of products may not always be understood or followed, and further understanding of user behaviour is needed

  14. Determination of pesticides and their metabolites in processed cereal samples.

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    González-Curbelo, M Á; Hernández-Borges, J; Borges-Miquel, T M; Rodríguez-Delgado, M Á

    2012-01-01

    Fifteen pesticides including some of their metabolites (disulfoton sulfoxide, ethoprophos, cadusafos, dimethoate, terbufos, disulfoton, chlorpyrifos-methyl, malaoxon, fenitrothion, pirimiphos-methyl, malathion, chlorpyrifos, terbufos sulfone, disulfoton sulfone and fensulfothion) were analysed in milled toasted wheat and maize as well as in wheat flour and baby cereals. The QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe) methodology was used and its dispersive solid-phase extraction procedure was optimised by means of an experimental design with the aim of reducing the amount of co-extracted lipids and obtaining a clean extract. Gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorus detection were used as the separation and detection techniques, respectively. The method was validated in terms of selectivity, recoveries, calibration, precision and accuracy as well as matrix effects. Limits of detection were between 0.07 and 34.8 µg kg(-1) with recoveries in the range of 71-110% (relative standard deviations were below 9%). A total of 40 samples of different origin were analysed. Residues of pirimiphos-methyl were found in six of the samples at concentrations in the range 0.08-0.47 mg kg(-1), which were below the MRLs established for this pesticide in cereal grains. Tandem mass spectrometry confirmation was also carried out in order to identify unequivocally the presence of this pesticide. PMID:22043870

  15. Spray mass balance in pesticide application : A review

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    Jensen, Peter Kryger; Olesen, Merete Halkjær

    2014-01-01

    When pesticides are applied to arable and orchard crops, the pesticide will be deposited in the field on either the crop or the ground, or the pesticide can be transported outside the treated area as spray drift. Spray drift is divided into two fractions, sedimenting spray drift and airborne spray drift. Deposits on the crop and the ground as well as sedimenting spray drift are measured using documented and validated methods. Airborne drift is more difficult to quantify, and the methods need to be improved. A review of studies reporting crop and soil deposits in the treated area was used to calculate spray mass balances. Taking into account standard values of sedimenting spray drift for the application method applied, the airborne spray drift fraction was calculated as the difference between the applied dose and the sum of the recovered doses on crop and soil and sedimenting spray drift. This resulted in high values for airborne spray drift with the lowest values recorded in studies on application in field crops using boom sprayers and in vineyards using tunnel sprayers. In studies using traditional orchard sprayers in vineyards and tree fruit, large fractions of the spray were not found in the recovery analysis.

  16. INTERCALIBRATION OF CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHODS IN MULTIRESIDUE PESTICIDE DETERMINATION

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    AIGOTTI, Riccardo; MAURINO, Valter

    1999-01-01

    An Ion-Interaction RP-IIR-HPLC method was developed, able to simultaneously separate neutral, basic, and acidic pesticides in a single run. The proposed method was validated by comparison of the results obtained for the same sample by conventional RP-HPLC and GC/MS methods. For this purpose parametric t-, F-, t-paired, and t- for multiple samples and non parametric Wilcoxon matched-pair signed-rank tests were employed. The accuracy of the proposed IIR-RP-HPLC method was evaluated with respect...

  17. Pesticide residues in Portuguese strawberries grown in 2009-2010 using integrated pest management and organic farming.

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    Fernandes, Virgínia C; Domingues, Valentina F; Mateus, Nuno; Delerue-Matos, Cristina

    2012-11-01

    Pesticides are among the most widely used chemicals in the world. Because of the widespread use of agricultural chemicals in food production, people are exposed to low levels of pesticide residues through their diets. Scientists do not yet have a total understanding of the health effects of these pesticide residues. This work aims to determine differences in terms of pesticide residue content in Portuguese strawberries grown using different agriculture practices. The Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe sample preparation method was conducted and shown to have good performance for multiclass pesticides extraction in strawberries. The screening of 25 pesticides residue was performed by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. In quantitative validation, acceptable performances were achieved with recoveries of 70-120 and <12 % residual standard deviation for 25 pesticides. Good linearity was obtained for all the target compounds, with highly satisfactory repeatability. The limits of detection were in the range of 0.1-28 ?g/kg. The method was applied to analyze strawberry samples from organic and integrated pest management (IPM) practices harvested in 2009-2010. The results showed the presence of fludioxonil, bifenthrin, mepanipyrim, tolylfluanid, cyprodinil, tetraconazole, and malathion when using IPM below the maximum residue levels. PMID:22562348

  18. 40 CFR 158.2150 - Microbial pesticides nontarget organisms and environmental fate data requirements table.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Microbial pesticides nontarget... Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Microbial Pesticides § 158.2150 Microbial pesticides nontarget organisms and environmental fate...

  19. 40 CFR 158.2060 - Biochemical pesticides nontarget organisms and environmental fate data requirements table.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Biochemical pesticides nontarget... Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides § 158.2060 Biochemical pesticides nontarget organisms and environmental fate...

  20. 40 CFR 158.2080 - Experimental use permit data requirements-biochemical pesticides.

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    ... requirements-biochemical pesticides. 158.2080 Section 158.2080 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides § 158.2080 Experimental use permit data requirements—biochemical pesticides. (a) Sections...

  1. 40 CFR 158.2172 - Experimental use permit microbial pesticides residue data requirements table.

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    ... pesticides residue data requirements table. 158.2172 Section 158.2172 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Microbial Pesticides § 158.2172 Experimental use permit microbial pesticides residue data requirements table. (a)...

  2. 40 CFR 158.2082 - Experimental use permit biochemical pesticides residue data requirements table.

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    ... pesticides residue data requirements table. 158.2082 Section 158.2082 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES Biochemical Pesticides § 158.2082 Experimental use permit biochemical pesticides residue data requirements table. (a)...

  3. Evidence of carbamate resistance in urban populations of Anopheles gambiae s.s. mosquitoes resistant to DDT and deltamethrin insecticides in Lagos, South-Western Nigeria

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    Oduola Adedayo O

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Resistance monitoring is essential in ensuring the success of insecticide based vector control programmes. This study was carried out to assess the susceptibility status of urban populations of Anopheles gambiae to carbamate insecticide being considered for vector control in mosquito populations previously reported to be resistant to DDT and permethrin. Methods Two – three day old adult female Anopheles mosquitoes reared from larval collections in 11 study sites from Local Government Areas of Lagos were exposed to test papers impregnated with DDT 4%, deltamethrin 0.05% and propoxur 0.1% insecticides. Additional tests were carried out to determine the susceptibility status of the Anopheles gambiae population to bendiocarb insecticide. Members of the A. gambiae complex, the molecular forms, were identified by PCR assays. The involvement of metabolic enzymes in carbamate resistance was assessed using Piperonyl butoxide (PBO synergist assays. The presence of kdr-w/e and ace-1R point mutations responsible for DDT-pyrethroid and carbamate resistance mechanisms was also investigated by PCR. Results Propoxur resistance was found in 10 out of the 11 study sites. Resistance to three classes of insecticides was observed in five urban localities. Mortality rates in mosquitoes exposed to deltamethrin and propoxur did not show any significant difference (P?>?0.05 but was significantly higher (P?A. gambiae s.s (M form. The kdr -w point mutation at allelic frequencies between 45%-77% was identified as one of the resistant mechanisms responsible for DDT and pyrethroid resistance. Ace-1R point mutation was absent in the carbamate resistant population. However, the possible involvement of metabolic resistance was confirmed by synergistic assays conducted. Conclusion Evidence of carbamate resistance in A. gambiae populations already harbouring resistance to DDT and permethrin is a clear indication that calls for the implementation of insecticide resistance management strategies to combat the multiple resistance identified.

  4. Pesticide Environmental Accounting: a method for assessing the external costs of individual pesticide applications.

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    Leach, A W; Mumford, J D

    2008-01-01

    The Pesticide Environmental Accounting (PEA) tool provides a monetary estimate of environmental and health impacts per hectare-application for any pesticide. The model combines the Environmental Impact Quotient method and a methodology for absolute estimates of external pesticide costs in UK, USA and Germany. For many countries resources are not available for intensive assessments of external pesticide costs. The model converts external costs of a pesticide in the UK, USA and Germany to Mediterranean countries. Economic and policy applications include estimating impacts of pesticide reduction policies or benefits from technologies replacing pesticides, such as sterile insect technique. The system integrates disparate data and approaches into a single logical method. The assumptions in the system provide transparency and consistency but at the cost of some specificity and precision, a reasonable trade-off for a method that provides both comparative estimates of pesticide impacts and area-based assessments of absolute impacts. PMID:17604888

  5. PESTICIDE ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR RATING INVESTIGATIONS OF TRANSPORT (PATRIOT)

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    The Pesticide Assessment Tool for Rating Investigations of Transport (PATRIOT) is designed to provide rapid analyses of ground water vulnerability to pesticides on a regional, state, or local level. PATRIOT assesses ground water vulnerability by quantifying pesticide leaching pot...

  6. 40 CFR 152.175 - Pesticides classified for restricted use.

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    ... 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pesticides classified for restricted use. 152.175 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES...

  7. 75 FR 82011 - Web-Distributed Labeling of Pesticides

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    2010-12-29

    ...FRL-8856-4] Web-Distributed Labeling of Pesticides AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...considering an initiative to make portions of pesticide labeling for certain products available...users' comprehension and compliance with pesticide labeling, thereby improving...

  8. 75 FR 48672 - Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications

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    2010-08-11

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0599; FRL-8840-7] Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration...EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance...

  9. 78 FR 59347 - Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications

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    2013-09-26

    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0621; FRL-9399-5] Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration...EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance...

  10. 78 FR 26935 - Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides

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    2013-05-08

    ...Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides; Final Rule Federal Register / Vol...Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...data requirements for antimicrobial pesticide products to reflect current...

  11. A mobile App for military operational entomology pesticide applications

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    Multiple field studies conducted for the Deployed War Fighter Protection (DWFP) research program have generated over 80 specific guidance points for innovative combinations of pesticide application equipment, pesticide formulations, and application techniques for aerosol and residual pesticide treat...

  12. 40 CFR 165.23 - Scope of pesticide products included.

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    2010-07-01

    ...The pesticide product is an antimicrobial pesticide as defined in FIFRA...least one of the following antimicrobial product use categories...water systems; antifouling coatings; wood preservatives; or...will EPA determine if an antimicrobial pesticide product...

  13. Pattern of pesticide storage before pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka

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    Mohamed, Fahim; Manuweera, Gamini; Gunnell, David; Azher, Shifa; Eddleston, Michael; Dawson, Andrew; Konradsen, Flemming

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Deliberate self-poisoning with agricultural pesticides is the commonest means of suicide in rural Asia. It is mostly impulsive and facilitated by easy access to pesticides. The aim of this large observational study was to investigate the immediate source of pesticides used for self-harm to help inform suicide prevention strategies such as reducing domestic access to pesticides. METHODS: The study was conducted in a district hospital serving an agricultural region of Sri Lanka. Patien...

  14. Managing Pesticide Risks for Non-Target Ecosystems with Pesticide Risk Indicators: a Multicriteria Approach

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    Travisi, Chiara Maria; Nijkamp, Peter; Vighi, Marco; GIACOMELLI, PAOLO

    2004-01-01

    In the search for effective pesticide risk management tools, the design of pesticide risk indicators is nowadays receiving increasing attention as a complement to more established regulatory strategies. In the present paper, we apply some recently developed pesticide risk indices and test their potential for management purposes. A pilot approach is proposed, which explores pesticide worst-case hazard scenarios at different space-time scales by means of a set of 5 ecotoxicological risk indices...

  15. Pesticide poisoning in the developing world--a minimum pesticides list

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    Eddleston, Michael; Karalliedde, Lakshman; Buckley, Nick; Fernando, Ravindra; Hutchinson, Gerard; Isbister, Geoff; Konradsen, Flemming; Murray, Douglas; Piola, Juan Carlos; Senanayake, Nimal; Sheriff, Rezvi; Singh, Surjit; Siwach, S B; Smit, Lidwien

    2002-01-01

    In parts of the developing world, pesticide poisoning causes more deaths than infectious diseases. Use of pesticides is poorly regulated and often dangerous; their easy availability also makes them a popular method of self-harm. In 1985, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) produced a voluntary code of conduct for the pesticide industry in an attempt to limit the harmful effects of pesticides. Unfortunately, a lack of adequate government resources in the developing world makes this cod...

  16. Pesticides: Benefaction or Pandora's Box? A synopsis of the environmental aspects of 243 pesticides

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    Linders JBHJ; Jansma JW; Mensink BJWG; Otermann K

    2007-01-01

    The report provides an overview of physical, chemical and environmental data of 243 pesticides. The data mentioned are based on confidential information supplied by the manufacturers of the pesticides. For all pesticides mentioned a Final Environmental File, which is public, is derived. Tables with assorted data (sorted from high to low adverse environmental effect) for several environmental items are also included. Differences in environmental aspects per group of pesticid...

  17. Chiral pesticides: identification, description, and environmental implications.

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    Ulrich, Elin M; Morrison, Candice N; Goldsmith, Michael R; Foreman, William T

    2012-01-01

    Of the 1,693 pesticides considered in this review, 1,594 are organic chemicals, 47 are inorganic chemicals, 53 are of biological origin (largely non chemical; insect,fungus, bacteria, virus, etc.), and 2 have an undetermined structure. Considering that the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs found 1,252 pesticide active ingredients(EPA Pesticides Customer Service 2011), we consider this dataset to be comprehensive; however, no direct comparison of the compound lists was undertaken. Of all pesticides reviewed, 482 (28%) are chiral; 30% are chiral when considering only the organic chemical pesticides. A graph of this distribution is shown in Fig. 7a. Each pesticide is classified with up to three pesticidal utilities (e.g., fungicide, plant growth regulator, rodenticide, etc.), taken first from the Pesticide Manual as a primary source, and the Compendium of Common Pesticide Names website as a secondary source. Of the chiral pesticides, 195 (34%) are insecticides (including attractants, pheromones, and repellents), 150 (27%) are herbicides (including plant growth regulators and herbicide safeners), 104 (18%) are fungicides, and 55 (10%)are acaricides. The distribution of chiral pesticides by utility is shown in Fig. 7b,including categories of pesticides that make up 3%t or less of the usage categories.Figure 7c shows a similar distribution of non chiral pesticide usage categories. Of the chiral pesticides, 270 (56%) have one chiral feature, 105 (22%) have two chiral features, 30 (6.2%) have three chiral features, and 29 (6.0%) have ten or more chiral features.Chiral chemicals pose many difficulties in stereospecific synthesis, characterization, and analysis. When these compounds are purposely put into the environment,even more interesting complications arise in tracking, monitoring, and predicting their fate and risks. More than 475 pesticides are chiral, as are other chiral contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls, brominated flame retardants, synthetic musks, and their degradates (Kallenborn and Hiihnerfuss 2001;Heeb et al. 2007; Hihnerfuss and Shah 2009). The stereoisomers of pesticides can have widely different efficacy, toxicity to nontarget organisms, and metabolic rates in biota. For these reasons, it is important to first be aware of likely fate and effect differences, to incorporate molecular asymmetry insights into research projects, and to study the individual stereoisomers of the applied pesticide material.With the advent of enantioselective chromatography techniques, the chirality of pesticides has been increasingly studied. While the ChirBase (Advanced ChemistryDevelopment 1997-2010) database does not include all published chiral analytical separations, it does contain more than 3,500 records for 146 of the 482 chiral pesticides (30%). The majority of the records are found in the liquid chromatography database (2,677 or 76%), followed by the gas chromatography database (652 or 18%),and the capillary electrophoresis database (203 or 6%). The finding that only 30% of the chiral pesticides covered in this review have entries in ChirBase highlights the need for expanded efforts to develop additional enantioselective chromatographic methods. Other techniques (e.g., nuclear magnetic resonance and other spectroscopy)are available for investigation of chiral compounds, but often are not utilized because of cost, complexity, or simply not recognizing that a pesticide is chiral.In this review, we have listed and have briefly described the general nature of chiral fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and other miscellaneous classes. A data-set generated for this review contains 1,693 pesticides, the number of enantioselective separation records in ChirBase, pesticide usage class, SMILES structure string and counts of stereogenic centers. This dataset is publically available for download at the following website: http://www.epa.gov/heasd/products/products.html. With the information herein coupled to the publically accessible dataset, we can begin to develop the tools to handle molecular asymmetry as

  18. Molecular encapsulation of pesticides with cyclodextrins

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    The majority of organic pesticide substances can be complexed with cyclodextrins. The complex formation (molecular encapsulation) of pesticides in most cases results in the improvement of the physical, chemical stability, wettability and aqueous solubility of those rather lipophylic molecules. These novel formulations improve the physical and chemical properties of the known pesticides without the formation of any chemical bonds, i.e. new molecule is not formed. The cyclodextrin complexation thus improve the bioavailability of pesticides which in general leads to the possible reduction of applied doses to reach the required biological response. The advantages and limits of the utilization of cyclodextrin pesticide inclusion complexes in novel formulations will be presented on selected examples of different pesticide cyclodextrin complexes. (author). 6 refs, 20 figs, 1 tab

  19. [Analysis of 43 pesticide residues in vegetables using solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry].

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    Shi, Jiawei; Li, Jige; Wang, Yufei; Zhao, Yonggang

    2010-12-01

    A method for the simultaneous analysis of 43 pesticide residues in vegetables by gas chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-QqQ-MS/MS) was developed and validated. The samples were extracted with acetonitrile, and then purified by solid-phase extraction (SPE). The detection of 43 pesticides was carried out by GC-QqQ-MS/MS in the multi-reaction monitoring (MRM) mode using external standard method. The overall recoveries determined at three spiked levels of 10, 80 and 100 microg/kg were 62.2%-170.0%, which in the recoveries of 36 pesticides were 70.0%-120.0%. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) were less than 18%. The limits of quantification (S/N > or =10) were 0.3-4.4 microg/kg. The method possesses low background and high sensitivity. It can be applied to the routine analysis of the 43 pesticides in vegetables. PMID:21438365

  20. 40 CFR 168.22 - Advertising of unregistered pesticides, unregistered uses of registered pesticides and FIFRA...

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Advertising of unregistered pesticides, unregistered uses of registered pesticides and FIFRA section 24(c) registrations. 168.22 Section 168.22 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS STATEMENTS...

  1. 76 FR 18995 - Pesticides; Regulation to Clarify Labeling of Pesticides for Export

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    ...EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0607; FRL-8862-2] RIN 2070-AJ53 Pesticides; Regulation to Clarify Labeling of Pesticides for Export AGENCY: Environmental Protection...to revise the regulations on labeling of pesticides and devices intended for export....

  2. Validation of survivability validation protocols

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    Stringer, T.A. [Kaman Sciences Corp., Colorado Springs, CO (United States)

    1993-05-01

    Issues associated with the validation of survivability protocols are discussed. Both empirical and analytical approaches to protocol validation are included. The use of hybrid simulations (hardware-in-the-loop, scene generators, software generators, man-in-the-loop, etc.) for the validation of survivability protocols is discussed.

  3. Determination of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Smoke

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    Nicholas Sullivan; Sytze Elzinga; Raber, Jeffrey C.

    2013-01-01

    The present study was conducted in order to quantify to what extent cannabis consumers may be exposed to pesticide and other chemical residues through inhaled mainstream cannabis smoke. Three different smoking devices were evaluated in order to provide a generalized data set representative of pesticide exposures possible for medical cannabis users. Three different pesticides, bifenthrin, diazinon, and permethrin, along with the plant growth regulator paclobutrazol, which are readily available...

  4. Pesticides reduce regional biodiversity of stream invertebrates

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    BEKETOV, MIKHAIL A; Kefford, Ben J.; Schäfer, Ralf B.; Liess, Matthias

    2013-01-01

    The biodiversity crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, but our understanding of the drivers remains limited. Thus, after decades of studies and regulation efforts, it remains unknown whether to what degree and at what concentrations modern agricultural pesticides cause regional-scale species losses. We analyzed the effects of pesticides on the regional taxa richness of stream invertebrates in Europe (Germany and France) and Australia (southern Victoria). Pesticides caused ...

  5. Rosemaund Pesticide Transport Study 1987-1993

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    Mitchell, R.D.J.; Matthiessen, P.; Williams, R. J.; Brook, D.N.; Clare, R.W.

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    This report comprised the results, conclusions and recommendations of a project in the early 1990s to study the pesticide concentrations in soil and water that resulted from normal use of agrochemicals on arable crops at a farm in the Rosemaund catchment. The main purpose of the project was to monitor the water-borne transfer of pesticides from fields into the stream draining the catchment. It concluded that at least some of the environmental degradation in the stream was due to pesticides

  6. Genetic Alterations in Pesticide Exposed Bolivian Farmers

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    Jørs, Erik; González, Ana Rosa; Ascarrunz, Maria Eugenia; Tirado, Noemi; Takahashi, Catharina; Lafuente, Erika; Santos, Raquel A Dos; Bailon, Natalia; Cervantes, Rafael; O, Huici; Bælum, Jesper; Lander, Flemming

    2007-01-01

    Background: Pesticides are of concern in Bolivia because of increasing use. Frequent intoxications have been demonstrated due to use of very toxic pesticides, insufficient control of distribution and sale and little knowledge among farmers of protective measures and hygienic procedures. Method: Questionnaires were applied and blood tests taken from 81 volunteers from La Paz County, of whom 48 were pesticide exposed farmers and 33 non-exposed controls. Sixty males and 21 females participated with...

  7. Monitoring of pesticides in human milk

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    After establishing proper analytical methodology for multiple pesticide residues, cotton-growing areas of Multan Division of Pakistan were surveyed and 40 samples of human milk from cotton pickers were collected during two crop seasons. Screening of these samples showed 72.5% contamination with 19 different pesticides/metabolites. The most frequently occurring pesticides were DDT and its metabolites, dimethoate, cyhalothrin, monocrotophos, profenofos and quinalphos. (author)

  8. 75 FR 60452 - Notice of Filing of Several Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on...

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    ...at Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division...agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide...of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further...commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides...Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention...

  9. 78 FR 70007 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various...

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    2013-11-22

    ...Greenway, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division...agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide...a pesticide in or on food commodities. Further...commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides...Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention...

  10. 78 FR 1798 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various...

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    2013-01-09

    ...Burnett, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division...agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide...of pesticides in or on food commodities. Further...commodities, Feed additives, Food additives, Pesticides...Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention...

  11. Avian mortality events in the United States caused by anticholinesterase pesticides: a retrospective summary of National Wildlife Health Center records from 1980 to 2000

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    Fleischli, Margaret A.; Franson, J.C.; Thomas, N.J.; Finley, D.L.; Riley, W., Jr.

    2004-01-01

    We reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) mortality database from 1980 to 2000 to identify cases of poisoning caused by organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. From the 35,022 cases from which one or more avian carcasses were submitted to the NWHC for necropsy, we identified 335 mortality events attributed to anticholinesterase poisoning, 119 of which have been included in earlier reports. Poisoning events were classified as confirmed (n = 205) when supported by findings of ?50% inhibition of cholinesterase (ChE) activity in brain tissue and the detection of a specific pesticide in the gastrointestinal contents of one or more carcasses. Suspected poisonings (n = 130) were defined as cases where brain ChE activity was ?50% inhibited or a specific pesticide was identified in gastrointestinal contents. The 335 avian mortality events occurred in 42 states. Washington, Virginia, and Ohio had the highest frequency of events, with 24 (7.2%), 21 (6.3%), and 20 (6.0%) events, respectively. A total of 8877 carcasses of 103 avian species in 12 orders was recovered. Because carcass counts underestimate total mortality, this represents the minimum actual mortality. Of 24 different pesticides identified, the most frequent were famphur (n = 59; 18%), carbofuran (n = 52; 15%), diazinon (n = 40; 12%), and fenthion (n = 17; 5.1%). Falconiformes were reported killed most frequently (49% of all die-offs) but Anseriformes were found dead in the greatest numbers (64% of 8877 found dead). The majority of birds reported killed by famphur were Passeriformes and Falconiformes, with the latter found dead in 90% of famphur-related poisoning events. Carbofuran and famphur were involved in mortality of the greatest variety of species (45 and 33, respectively). Most of the mortality events caused by diazinon involved waterfowl.

  12. Determination of 23 organophosphorous pesticides in surface water using SPME followed by GC-MS.

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    Li, Xiaojing; Gan, Pingsheng; Peng, Rongfei; Huang, Cong; Yu, Hong

    2010-03-01

    Determination of 23 organophosphorous pesticides (sulfotep, phorate, demeton, diazinon, disulfoton, kitazzin.P, chlorpyrifos-methyl, methyl-parathion, ronnel, fenitrothion, malathion, chlorpyrifos, fenthion, parathion, bromophos, isofenphos-methyl, phenthoate, quinalphos, ethion, triazophos, carbophenothion, pirimiphos-methyl, and pirimiphos-ethyl) in water using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection (GC-MS) was investigated. The influence of various parameters on pesticides extraction efficiency by SPME was thoroughly studied. For quantitation in the selective ion monitoring (SIM) mode, the linear range of most compounds was found to be between 0.05-10 microg/L, and the detection limits were between 0.7-50 ng/L. To validate matrix effects for surface water, the recoveries were calculated between 71-104%. SPME in combination with GC-MS is a sensitive and effective method for the determination of organophosphorous pesticides (OPPs) in water samples. PMID:20223083

  13. Sorption of pesticides to aquifer minerals

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    Clausen, Liselotte; Fabricius, Ida Lykke

    2000-01-01

    This paper summarizes results from a work were the sorption of five pesticides on seven minerals were studied in order to quantify the adsorption to different mineral surfaces. Investigated mineral phases are: quartz, calcite, kaolinite, a-alumina, and three iron oxides (2-line ferrihydrite, goethite, lepidocrocite). Selected pesticides are: atrazine, isoproturon, mecoprop, 2,4-D, and bentazone. The results demonstrate that pesticides adsorb to pure mineral surfaces. However, the size of the adsorption depends on the type of pesticide and the type of mineral.

  14. Application of nuclear techniques in pesticide research

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    Nuclear techniques are commonly used in studying the environmental fate of pesticides in soil, water and other environmental matrices and the metabolism of pesticides in animals and plants, as well as in the identification of the degradation products of pesticides formulations. Stable isotopes such as /sup 13/C and /sup 18/O are used in determining the structure of degradation products of pesticides and in understanding the biochemical mechanisms involved in the transformation. Radioisotopes such as tritium, /sup 14/C and/sup 32/P as traces in pesticides research are well established. A pesticide molecule 'labelled' with radioactive atom can easily be traced among score of natural, non-labelled chemicals found in soil, water, animals or plant tissues and other environmental matrices by using radiation detectors. The labelled pesticide and its degradation products can be separated from other chemicals by chromatographic techniques and their amounts estimated by quantifying the radioactivity associated with them. This technique is very sensitive to minute quantities, is reliable and save time that would otherwise be required for tedious purification procedures. For examples, residues of pesticides, which are tightly bound to an environmental matrix and cannot be extracted with a solvent, can be estimated by using a radiotracer technique. In the present paper formation and study of bound residues of pesticides by using radiotracer techniques will be discussed. (author)

  15. Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review

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    Benoit Roig

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC are compounds that alter the normal functioning of the endocrine system of both wildlife and humans. A huge number of chemicals have been identified as endocrine disruptors, among them several pesticides. Pesticides are used to kill unwanted organisms in crops, public areas, homes and gardens, and parasites in medicine. Human are exposed to pesticides due to their occupations or through dietary and environmental exposure (water, soil, air. For several years, there have been enquiries about the impact of environmental factors on the occurrence of human pathologies. This paper reviews the current knowledge of the potential impacts of endocrine disruptor pesticides on human health.

  16. Losses of pesticides from agriculture

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    Leaching of the phenoxy acid herbicides dichlorprop, 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)propionic acid, and MCPA, (4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)acetic acid, through natural field soils with drainage water was examined after spraying two soil types (sand and clay) in late autumn and early summer. Phenoxy acids were detected in drainage water after all four spray treatments. The highest concentrations (15 to 23 ?g/L) were found in drainage water from the sandy soil when sprayed under unfavourable conditions for microbial degradation. Despite more favourable conditions for degradation during the summer, small amounts of phenoxy acids were also detected in drainage water shortly after spraying (4 to 9 days); from the clay soil, dichlorprop was detectable for 2 weeks. Between June 1985 and September 1987 a total of 258 water samples were taken in streams from May to September and analysed for 90 pesticides. Seventeen compounds were identified, including ten herbicides, two fungicides and five insecticides. The most frequently found pesticides were the phenoxy acids dichlorprop and MCPA, with the highest concentrations at the time of spraying (May to June), but detectable amounts were still found in the off-spraying season. Throughout the 3 years, positive samples of one or several compounds of phenoxy acids occurred in 37% of the water samples taken in May, 78% in June, 57% in July, 24% in August and 18% in September. The maximum measured concentration of total content of phenoxy acids in one single stream was 25 ?g/L in June 1985. Along with the phenoxy acids, the herbicide atrazine was found in some streams over the whole sampling season. In watersheds where only smaller parts of the area are devoted to agricultural production, no pesticides were found, or only small amounts were detected on single occasions. These investigations indicate that under certain conditions pesticide residues arising from normal agricultural use may contribute to diffuse (non-point) pollution of the aquatic environment. (author). 27 refs, 1 fig., 4 tabs

  17. Different hydrogen-bonded chains in the crystal structures of three alkyl N-[(E)-1-(2-benzyl­idene-1-methyl­hydrazin­yl)-3-hy­droxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl]carbamates

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    Noguiera, Thais C. M.; Pinheiro, Alessandra C.; Wardell, James L.; de Souza, Marcus V. N.; Abberley, Jordan P.; Harrison, William T. A.

    2015-01-01

    The crystal structures of three methyl­ated hydrazine carbamate derivatives prepared by multi-step syntheses from l-serine are presented, namely benzyl N-{(E)-1-[2-(4-cyanobenzylidene)-1-methylhydrazinyl]-3-hydroxy-1-oxopro­pan-2-yl}carbamate, C20H20N4O4, tert-butyl N-{(E)-1-[2-(4-cyanobenzylidene)-1-methylhydrazinyl]-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl}carbamate, C17H22N4O4, and tert-butyl N-[(E)-1-(2-benzylidene-1-methylhydrazinyl)-3-hydroxy-1-oxopro­pan-2-yl]carbamate, C16H23N3O4. One of them shows that an unexpected racemization has occurred during the mild-condition methyl­ation reaction. In each crystal structure, the mol­ecules are linked into chains by O—H?O hydrogen bonds, but with significant differences between them. PMID:26279859

  18. Different hydrogen-bonded chains in the crystal structures of three alkyl N-[(E-1-(2-benzylidene-1-methylhydrazinyl-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl]carbamates

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    Thais C. M. Noguiera

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The crystal structures of three methylated hydrazine carbamate derivatives prepared by multi-step syntheses from l-serine are presented, namely benzyl N-{(E-1-[2-(4-cyanobenzylidene-1-methylhydrazinyl]-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl}carbamate, C20H20N4O4, tert-butyl N-{(E-1-[2-(4-cyanobenzylidene-1-methylhydrazinyl]-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl}carbamate, C17H22N4O4, and tert-butyl N-[(E-1-(2-benzylidene-1-methylhydrazinyl-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl]carbamate, C16H23N3O4. One of them shows that an unexpected racemization has occurred during the mild-condition methylation reaction. In each crystal structure, the molecules are linked into chains by O—H...O hydrogen bonds, but with significant differences between them.

  19. Multi-Residue Analysis of Pesticides in Pistachio Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS

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    Azadeh Emami

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Analysis of pesticide residues in food and other environmental commodities have become an essential requirement for consumers, producers, food inspectors and authorities. This study is focused on validation of an accurate, rapid and reliable method for multi-residual analysis of pesticides in pistachio as a strategic crop for export and one of the main nuts in Iranian food basket. Methods: We developed a "Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe (QuEChERS method based on spiking blank samples and used the data for drawing calibration curves instead of standard solutions. Sample preparations were developed for determination of 12 pesticide residues in pistachio by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS. Results: Recovery of pesticides at 5 concentration levels (n=3 was in the range of 81.40% - 93.08 %. The method proved to be repeatable in the majority of samples with relative standard deviation (RSD of lower than 20%. The limits of detection and quantification for all pesticides were 2 ppb and 10 ppb, respectively. Conclusion: The calibration curves of pesticides were linear in the range of 10-500 (ng/g and correlation coefficient of entire pesticides was higher than 0.994. The recovery of pesticides at 5 concentration levels (n=3 was in range of 81.41- 91.80 %. The method was proved to be repeatable with the majority of RSDs being lower than 20%. The limits of detection and quantification for all pesticides were 2 and 10 ppb, respectively. The recoveries and repeatabilities were in accordance with the criteria set by SANCO Guideline (Commission of the European Communities, 2006.

  20. Quantitative analysis of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits by liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Saito-Shida, Shizuka; Nemoto, Satoru; Teshima, Reiko; Akiyama, Hiroshi

    2016-01-01

    The applicability of liquid chromatography coupled to hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS) for the quantitative analysis of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits was demonstrated. The LC-QTOF-MS parameters, such as cone voltage, capillary voltage, collision energy and mass extraction window, were carefully optimised for the analysis of pesticide residues. The LC-QTOF-MS method was validated for 149 pesticides in four vegetables and fruits, i.e. apple, potato, cabbage and spinach, at a spiking level of 0.01 mg kg(-1). The samples were prepared according to the Japanese official multi-residue method with a modification to the column clean-up procedure. Of the 149 pesticides, recoveries in the range of 70-120% were achieved for 147 pesticides in apple, 145 in potato, 141 in cabbage and 131 in spinach, with intra-day precisions (RSDs) of Matrix effects were negligible for the majority of the target pesticides. Except for spiroxamine in spinach, no interfering peaks were observed in the blank samples. The target pesticides, except those with low sensitivity, achieved calibration curves with satisfactory linearity, with correlation coefficients (r) greater than 0.995 in the concentration range of 0.002-0.1 ?g ml(-1). Furthermore, the majority of the target pesticides provided more than one fragment ion or isotope ion that could be used for confirmation. The overall results suggest that LC-QTOF-MS is a powerful tool for the quantification of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits at the level of 0.01 mg kg(-1). PMID:26479897

  1. The arginine deiminase pathway of koji bacteria is involved in ethyl carbamate precursor production in soy sauce.

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    Zhang, Jiran; Fang, Fang; Chen, Jian; Du, Guocheng

    2014-09-01

    Ethyl carbamate (EC) is a group 2A carcinogen generated from a few precursors in many fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. Citrulline, urea, carbamoyl phosphate, and ethanol are common precursors detected in fermented foods. In this study, citrulline was proved to be the main EC precursor in soy sauce, which was found to be accumulated in moromi mash period and correlated with the utilization of arginine by koji bacteria. Six koji isolates belonging to three genera were identified to be able to accumulate citrulline via the arginine deiminase (ADI) pathway. Among these strains, only Pediococcus acidilactici retained high activities in synthesis and accumulation of citrulline in the presence of high concentration of sodium chloride. These results suggested that P. acidilactici is responsible for the accumulation of citrulline, one of the EC precursors, in the process of soy sauce fermentation. PMID:25048638

  2. Effect of citrulline, urea, ethanol, and urease on the formation of ethyl carbamate in soybean paste model system.

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    Kim, Yong Gun; Lyu, Jihye; Kim, Mina K; Lee, Kwang-Geun

    2015-12-15

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of urease on the formation of ethyl carbamate (EC) in the presence of previously known precursors of EC (citrulline, urea, and ethanol) using a soybean paste model system. The levels of EC were quantitatively determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) every five days for a 30-day period. After 30 days fermentation, the concentration of EC increased significantly by 135.2%, 242.2%, and 3757.1% when the precursors (citrulline, urea and ethanol) were added to the model system, respectively (p<0.05). Urease significantly decreased the level of EC by 38.4%, 18.8%, and 17.3% when citrulline, urea, and ethanol were added to the model system, respectively (p<0.05). PMID:26190603

  3. Enantioseparation of Neutral Compounds on a Quinine Carbamate-Immobilized Zirconia in Reversed-Phase Capillary Electrochromatography

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    Lee, Mun Rak; Gwon, Ju Rim; Park, Jung Hag [Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-01-15

    Quinine (QN) is a weak anion-exchange type chiral selector and QN-based silica stationary phases have been widely used for enantioseparation of acidic chiral analytes in HPLC and recently in CEC. In this work we report enantioseparation of non-acidic chiral analytes on a quinine carbamate-immobilized zirconia (QNZ) in reversed-phase (RP) CEC. Influences of pH, composition of the buffer, acetonitrile content and the applied voltage on enantioseparation were examined. Enantiomers of the analytes investigated are well separated in acetonitrile/phosphate buffer mobile phases. Separation data on QNZ were compared to those on QN-bonded silica (QNS). Retention was longer but better enantioselectivity and resolution were obtained on QNZ than QNS.

  4. Chiral separation on sulfonated cellulose tris(3,5-dimethylphenyl carbamate)-coated zirconia monolith by capillary electro chromatography

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    Sulfonated cellulose tris(3,5-dimethylphenyl carbamate) (SCDMPC)-coated zirconia monolith (ZM) was used as the chiral stationary phase in capillary electro chromatography for separation of enantiomers of ten chiral compounds in acetonitrile (ACN)-phosphate buffer mixtures as the eluent. Influences of the ACN content, buffer concentration and pH on chiral separation have been investigated. Separation data on SCDMPC-ZM have been compared with those on CDMPC-ZM. Resolution factors were better on SCDMPC-ZM than CDMPC-ZM while retention factors were in general shorter on the former than the latter. Best chiral resolutions on SCDMPC-ZM were obtained with the eluent of 50% ACN containing 50 mM phosphate at pH around 4

  5. Determination of bromoxynil and ioxynil in the presence of carbamates by supported liquid membrane-liquid chromatography in river waters

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    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Sample pre-treatment and enrichment using the supported liquid membrane (SLM technique for the determination of phenolic nitrile herbicides in presence of carbamates in river water samples was investigated. The uncharged herbicide molecules from the flowing aqueous solution diffuse through an immobilized water-immiscible organic solvent, supported by a porous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE membrane, and trapped in a stagnant acidic acceptor phase in an ionic form. Using n-undecane as a membrane solvent, the SLM extraction methodology was successfully used for the enrichment and separation of phenolic nitrile herbicides in environmental waters with extraction efficiencies of 60% or better. A RDS (% of 2.1 and 1.8 was obtained for the extraction of ioxynil and bromoxynil from river water, respectively.

  6. Rapid detection of chlorpyrifos pesticide residue concentration in agro-product using Raman spectroscopy

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    Dhakal, Sagar; Peng, Yankun; Li, Yongyu; Chao, Kuanglin; Qin, Jianwei; Zhang, Leilei; Xu, Tianfeng

    2014-05-01

    Different chemicals are sprayed in fruits and vegetables before and after harvest for better yield and longer shelf-life of crops. Cases of pesticide poisoning to human health are regularly reported due to excessive application of such chemicals for greater economic benefit. Different analytical technologies exist to detect trace amount of pesticides in fruits and vegetables, but are expensive, sample destructive, and require longer processing time. This study explores the application of Raman spectroscopy for rapid and non-destructive detection of pesticide residue in agricultural products. Raman spectroscopy with laser module of 785 nm was used to collect Raman spectral information from the surface of Gala apples contaminated with different concentrations of commercially available organophosphorous (48% chlorpyrifos) pesticide. Apples within 15 days of harvest from same orchard were used in this study. The Raman spectral signal was processed by Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter for noise removal, Multiplicative Scatter Correction (MSC) for drift removal and finally polynomial fitting was used to eliminate the fluorescence background. The Raman spectral peak at 677 cm-1 was recognized as Raman fingerprint of chlorpyrifos. Presence of Raman peak at 677 cm-1 after fluorescence background removal was used to develop classification model (presence and absence of pesticide). The peak intensity was correlated with actual pesticide concentration obtained using Gas Chromatography and MLR prediction model was developed with correlation coefficient of calibration and validation of 0.86 and 0.81 respectively. Result shows that Raman spectroscopy is a promising tool for rapid, real-time and non-destructive detection of pesticide residue in agro-products.

  7. The Mancozeb-containing carbamate fungicide tattoo induces mild oxidative stress in goldfish brain, liver, and kidney.

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    Atamaniuk, Tetiana M; Kubrak, Olga I; Husak, Viktor V; Storey, Kenneth B; Lushchak, Volodymyr I

    2014-11-01

    Tattoo belongs to the group of carbamate fungicides and contains Mancozeb (ethylene(bis)dithiocarbamate) as its main constituent. The toxicity of Mancozeb to living organisms, particularly fish, is not resolved. This work investigated the effects of 96 h of exposure to 3, 5, or 10 mg L(-1) of Tattoo (corresponding to 0.9, 1.5, or 3 mg L(-1) of Mancozeb) on the levels of oxidative stress markers and the antioxidant enzyme system of brain, liver, and kidney of goldfish, Carassius auratus). In liver, Tattoo exposure resulted in increased activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) by 70%-79%, catalase by 23%-52% and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) by 49%. The content of protein carbonyls (CP) in liver was also enhanced by 92%-125% indicating extensive damage to proteins. Similar increases in CP levels (by 98%-111%) accompanied by reduced glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity (by 13%-15%) was observed in kidney of fish exposed to Tattoo; however, SOD activity increased by 37% in this tissue after treatment with 10 mg L(-1) Tattoo. In brain, a rise in lipid peroxide level (by 29%) took place after exposure to 10 mg L(-1) Tattoo and was accompanied by elevation of high-molecular mass thiols (by 14%). Tattoo exposure also resulted in a concentration-dependent decrease in glutathione reductase activity (by 26%-37%) in brain. The data collectively show that exposure of goldfish to 3-10 mg L(-1) of the carbamate fungicide Tattoo resulted in the development of mild oxidative stress and activation of antioxidant defense systems in goldfish tissues. PMID:23436297

  8. FACTAR validation

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    A detailed strategy to validate fuel channel thermal mechanical behaviour codes for use of current power reactor safety analysis is presented. The strategy is derived from a validation process that has been recently adopted industry wide. Focus of the discussion is on the validation plan for a code, FACTAR, for application in assessing fuel channel integrity safety concerns during a large break loss of coolant accident (LOCA). (author)

  9. A New Method for Radiosynthesis of 11C-Labeled Carbamate Groups and its Application for a Highly Efficient Synthesis of the Kappa-Opioid Receptor Tracer [11C]GR103545

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    Schoultz, B.W; Årstad, E; Marton, J; Willoch, F.; A. Drzezga; Wester, H.-J; Henriksen, G.

    2008-01-01

    11C-labeled carbamates can be obtained in a three-component coupling reaction of primary or secondary amines with CO2 and 11C-methylation reagents. [11C]Methyl-triflate mediated methylation of carbamino adducts provides the corresponding 11C-labeled carbamate groups in excellent yields under mild conditions (temperatures ? 40°C, 2 min reaction time). The utility of the method has been demonstrated by a highly efficient radiosynthesis of [11C]GR103545.

  10. Global pesticide consumption and pollution: with China as a focus

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    WenJun Zhang

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Varieties and consumption of pesticides worldwide have been increasing dramatically as increased human population and crop production. In this process pesticide misuses become more and more serious, which has resulted in heavy environmental pollution and health risk of humans. In order to safeguard human health, threatened species and ecosystems from pesticide pollution, the consumption and pollution of pesticides worldwide especially China were reviewed and documented in present study. Meanwhile, the development trend of pesticide varieties and consumption was also prospected and discussed. It was found that worldwide consumption structure of pesticides has undergone significant changes since 1960s. The proportion of herbicides in pesticide consumption increased rapidly and the consumption of insecticides and fungicides/bactericides declined. China has become the largest pesticide producer and exporter in the world. Pesticide pollution of air, water bodies and soils, and pesticide-induced deaths in China has been serious in past years. Bio-pesticides should be further developed in the future.

  11. Extração por fluido supercrítico de alguns inseticidas carbamatos em amostras de batata, com determinação por HPLC/fluorescência e confirmação por HPLC/espectrometria de massas / Supercritical fluid extraction for some carbamate insecticides in potatoes samples, with HPLC/fluorescence determination and HPLC/mass spectrometry confirmation

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    Gilvanda Silva, Nunes; Teresa Cristina R., Santos; Damiá, Barceló; Alexandre Santos, Pimenta; Maria Lúcia, Ribeiro.

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    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Six supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) methods were tested, by varying the following operational parameters: CO2 pressure, time and temperature of extraction, type and proportion of static modifier, and Hydromatrix®/sample rate into cell. Firstly, insecticide carbamates were extracted from spiked [...] potatoes samples (fortification level of 0,5 mg.Kg-1) by using SPE procedures, and then final extracts were analyzed HPLC/fluorescence. Good performance was observed with SFE methods that operated with values of temperature and CO2 pressure of 50 ºC and 350 bar, respectively. Best efficiency was obtained when it was used acetonitrile as a modifier (3% on the cell volume), and Hydromatrix®/sample rate of 2:1. Static time was of 1 min; total extraction time was of 35 min; dynamic extraction was performed with 15 mL of CO2, and it was used methanol (2 mL) for the dissolution of the final residue. In such conditions, pesticide recoveries varied from 72 to 94%, depending on the analyzed compound. In higher extraction temperatures, a rapid degradation was observed for some compounds, such as aldicarb and carbaryl; presence of their metabolites was further confirmed by HPLC-APCI/MS in positive mode. Detection limits for chromatographic analysis varied from 0,2 to 1,3 ng.

  12. Pattern of pesticide storage before pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Deliberate self-poisoning with agricultural pesticides is the commonest means of suicide in rural Asia. It is mostly impulsive and facilitated by easy access to pesticides. The aim of this large observational study was to investigate the immediate source of pesticides used for self-harm to help inform suicide prevention strategies such as reducing domestic access to pesticides. Methods The study was conducted in a district hospital serving an agricultural region of Sri Lanka. Patients who had self-poisoned with pesticides and were admitted to the adult medical wards were interviewed by study doctors following initial resuscitation to identify the source of pesticides they have ingested. Results Of the 669 patients included in the analysis, 425 (63.5% were male; the median age was 26 (IQR 20-36. In 511 (76% cases, the pesticides had been stored either inside or immediately outside the house; among this group only eight patients obtained pesticides that were kept in a locked container. Ten percent (n = 67 of the patients used pesticides stored in the field while 14% (n = 91 purchased pesticides from shops within a few hours of the episode. The most common reasons for choosing the particular pesticide for self-harm were its easy accessibility (n = 311, 46% or its popularity as a suicide agent in their village (n = 290, 43%. Conclusion Three quarters of people who ingested pesticides in acts of self-harm used products that were available within the home or in close proximity; relatively few patients purchased the pesticide for the act. The study highlights the importance of reducing the accessibility of toxic pesticides in the domestic environment.

  13. Transport of water, bromide ion, nutrients and the pesticides bentazone and imidacloprid in a cracking, tile drained clay soil at Andelst, the Netherlands

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    Smelt, J.H.; R. F. A. Hendriks; Pas, L.J.T., van der; Matser, A.M.; Toorn, A., van de; Oostindie, K.; Dijk-Hooijer, O.M., van; Boesten, J.J.T.I.; Scorza Júnior, R.P.

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    The aim of this study was to perform a field experiment to collect a high quality data set suitable for validating and improving pesticide leaching models and nutrient leaching models for drained and cracking clay soils. The transport of water, bromide, nutrients and the pesticides bentazone and imidacloprid was studied on a 1.2 ha experimental plot. Moisture profiles and groundwater tables were measured, starting in November 1997. Winter wheat was sown on 23 October 1997 and harvested on 20 ...

  14. ANIMAL MODELS OF CHRONIC PESTICIDE NEUROTOXICITY.

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    There is a wealth of literature on neurotoxicological outcomes of acute and short-term exposure to pesticides in laboratory animals, but there are relatively few studies of- long-term exposure. Many reports in the literature describing ;chronic' exposures to pesticides are, in fa...

  15. Investigation of pesticide degradation in surface waters

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    The degradation of organophosphorus and thiocarbamate pesticides was investigated using isotope tracer methods. The hydrolysis (degradation) of ester-type pesticides was studied by radiometric enzyme inhibition method in aqueous medium with 14C as tracer. The hydrolysis of S-ethyl-N,N-dipropylthiocarbamate prerequired the oxidation of the parent compound. (Sz.J.)

  16. Hormonforstyrrende effekter af kombinationer af pesticider

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    Vinggaard, Anne Marie; Hass, Ulla; Nellemann, Christine; Birkhøj, Mia; Jarfelt, Kirsten; Dalgaard, Majken; Lam, Henrik Rye; Jacobsen, Helene; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva; Andersen, Helle Raun

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    Resumé: Hvad sker der, når vi mennesker udsættes for en cocktail af hormonforstyrrende pesticider gennem kosten? Miljøstyrelsen har undersøgt pesticidblandinger i cellekulturer og i dyreforsøg for at vurdere samspillet mellem stofferne. Undersøgelserne har fokuseret på østrogene og antiandrogene effekter, som har varieret fra komplekse funktionelle og morfologiske forandringer til ændringer på molekylært niveau. Undersøgelserne viser, at pesticider, der virker via samme virkningsmekanisme, virke...

  17. QA/QC in pesticide residue analysis

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    This paper outlines problems related to pesticide residue analysis in a regulatory laboratory that are related to: availability of reference materials, as over 1000 pesticide active ingredients are currently in use and over 400 crops represent a large part of a healthy diet; analysis time; availability of samples in sufficient numbers; uncertainties of the procedures

  18. 33 CFR 274.4 - Pesticide management.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pesticide management. 274.4... DEFENSE PEST CONTROL PROGRAM FOR CIVIL WORKS PROJECTS Project Operation § 274.4 Pesticide management. (a... control management personnel prior to advertisement of the contract and procurement of services....

  19. 76 FR 27268 - Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance

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    ...World Health Organization food standards program, and it is recognized as an international food safety standards-setting...N-acetyl glyphosate is found in genetically modified (GMO) glyphosate-resistant...any pesticide residues in food. The Agency understands the...that the pesticide meets the safety standard imposed by...

  20. Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures

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    London, Leslie; Beseler, Cheryl; Bouchard, Maryse F; Bellinger, David C; Colosio, Claudio; Grandjean, Philippe; Harari, Raul; Kootbodien, Tahira; Kromhout, Hans; Little, Francesca; Meijster, Tim; Moretto, Angelo; Rohlman, Diane S; Stallones, Lorann

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    The association between pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects is an area of increasing concern. This symposium brought together participants to explore the neurotoxic effects of pesticides across the lifespan. Endpoints examined included neurobehavioral, affective and neurodevelopmental outcomes among occupational (both adolescent and adult workers) and non-occupational populations (children). The symposium discussion highlighted many challenges for researchers co...

  1. Residential exposures to pesticides and childhood leukaemia

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    Like many chemicals, carcinogenicity of pesticides is poorly characterised in humans, especially in children, so that the present knowledge about childhood leukaemia risk derives primarily from epidemiological studies. Overall, case-control studies published in the last decade have reported positive associations with home use of insecticides, mostly before the child's birth, while findings for herbicides are mixed. Previous studies relied solely on self-reports, therefore lacking information on active ingredients and effects of potential recall bias. Few series to date have examined the influence of children's genetic susceptibility related to transport and metabolism of pesticides. To overcome these limitations, investigators of the Northern California Childhood Leukaemia Study (NCCLS) have undertaken, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, a comprehensive assessment of residential pesticide exposure, including: (1) quality control of self-reports; (2) home pesticide inventory and linkage to the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain data on active ingredients; (3) collection and laboratory analyses of ?600 home dust samples for over 60 pesticides and (4) geographic information studies using California environmental databases to assess exposure to agricultural pesticides. The NCCLS is also conducting large-scale geno-typing to evaluate the role of genes in xenobiotic pathways relevant to the transport and metabolism of pesticides. A better quantification of children's exposures to pesticides at home is critical to the evaluation of childhood leukaemia risk, especially for future gene-environment interaction studies. (authors)

  2. Applications of Metabonomics in Pesticide Toxicology.

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    Wang, Pan; Wu, Yi-Jun

    2015-01-01

    Metabonomic studies quantitatively measure the small molecule metabolites and their intermediates in the biological samples (serum, urine or tissue extracts) and have gained wide applications in many fields, especially in toxicology. Pesticides are extensively used around the world and pesticide toxicity has become a serious threat to human health. Metabonomic approach has been applied in many aspects of pesticide toxicology research such as eco-environmental toxicity studies, biomarker identification, and mechanism of toxicity studies. Both whole organism animal models and cell culture models are used for metabonomic studies on pesticide toxicology. In the literature, metabonomic analyses on the toxicity of over thirty common pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, have been carried out using magnetic resonance spectroscopy or mass spectrometry. The combined toxicity of pesticides or pesticide with heavy metals was also investigated with metabonomic approach. In this article, recent progresses made in applying metabonomic approach in pesticide toxicology are thoroughly reviewed and the challenges with application of this approach are also discussed. PMID:26279326

  3. The evaluation of a fast and simple pesticide multiresidue method in various herbs by gas chromatography.

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    ?ozowicka, Bo?ena; Jankowska, Magdalena; Rutkowska, Ewa; Hrynko, Izabela; Kaczy?ski, Piotr; Mici?ski, Jan

    2014-01-01

    In this study two analytical methods, one based on matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) and the other on liquid-solid extraction (LSE), coupled with gas chromatography, were evaluated and used to determine the presence of 163 pesticides (6 acaricides, 62 fungicides, 18 herbicides and 77 insecticides) in various herbs. Both methods were optimized considering different parameters (sample to sorbent mass ratio, extracting solvent, sorbents for clean-up step, etc.). The results of these validated sample preparation procedures were compared. Under optimum conditions, the mean recoveries obtained were in the range of 70-119% for MSPD for most pesticides and 70-118% for LSE, but with several exceptions. Precision values, expressed as relative standard deviation (RSD), were ?16% for MSPD and Thymus vulgaris L.). This paper indicates the potential of MSPD for qualitative and quantitative analysis of pesticide residues. This method was therefore validated at three spiking levels (the first ranging from 0.005 to 0.05 mg/kg, the second from 0.05 to 0.5 mg/kg and the third from 0.25 to 2.5 mg/kg) and applied to real samples (n = 15). MSPD proves to be a simple, fast and very useful multiresidue method and can be recommended for routine pesticide monitoring studies in various herbs. PMID:23670401

  4. Microbial uptake and accumulation of (14C Carbofuran) 1,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7 benzofuranylmethyl carbamate in twenty fungal strains isolated by miniecosystem studies

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    Studies have amply demonstrated that members of the microbial world vary widely in their response to pesticides and that several factors may influence the toxicity of pesticides. Similarly, the microbial tolerance of pesticides may be affected by growth conditions, physiological conditions of cells and various stress factors which might exist in natural population. The pesticides are incorporated into microorganisms by an active or passive accumulation mechanism. Most observations of pesticide accumulation within the cells were recorded with chlorinated hydrocarbons. It was found that not only live bacterial cells, but autoclaved cells also, show a similar uptake of pesticides. Since aquatic microorganisms and plankton in freshwater and marine environments are an important nutrient source for a broad spectrum of aquatic filter-feeding organisms, their accumulation of pesticides can constitute a hazardous link in the food chain to fish and higher vertebrates

  5. Toxicity of pesticides on photosynthesis of diatoms

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    Pakistan being an agricultural country, a large amount of pesticides are used, including organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroids. These pesticides are released through rivers and other tributeries into the coastal environment, thus posing a contiguous threat to marine organisms. In the present study two species of diatoms Amphora and Navicula were selected for the assessment of impact of organ phosphate and pyrethroid toxicity on these primary producers. The study shows that rate of photosynthesis was inhibited in both Amphora and Navicula species exposed to pesticide. The acute toxicity of pesticide was determined by measuring IC50 of the test organisms. IC50 calculated for diatom species depicts that different pesticides had variable effects on the photosynthesis of microalgae. High sensitivity of marine organisms is alarming as it may have implications on the marine ecosystem and fisheries. The results are also useful in setting control limits for the release of these chemicals in nature. (author)

  6. An EPA Modeling Dashboard for Ecological Assessment of Pesticides

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    The EPA registers pesticides for use in the US and approves imported pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Before a pesticide can be registered, the EPA must assess whether the pesticide can be used without eing harmful to humans or pos...

  7. Regio-, Diastereo-, and Enantioselective Nitroso-Diels-Alder Reaction of 1,3-Diene-1-carbamates Catalyzed by Chiral Phosphoric Acids.

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    Pous, Jonathan; Courant, Thibaut; Bernadat, Guillaume; Iorga, Bogdan I; Blanchard, Florent; Masson, Géraldine

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    Chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed asymmetric nitroso-Diels-Alder reaction of nitrosoarenes with carbamate-dienes afforded cis-3,6-disubstituted dihydro-1,2-oxazines in high yields with excellent regio-, diastereo-, and enantioselectivities. Interestingly, we observed that the catalyst is able not only to control the enantioselectivity but also to reverse the regioselectivity of the noncatalyzed nitroso-Diels-Alder reaction. The regiochemistry reversal and asynchronous concerted mechanism were confirmed by DFT calculations. PMID:26355670

  8. Potentiality of gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry in vanguard and rearguard methods of pesticide residues in vegetables.

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    Garrido Frenich, Antonia; González-Rodríguez, Manuel J; Arrebola, Francisco J; Martínez Vidal, José L

    2005-07-15

    A new analytical strategy for the screening and confirmation/quantification of multiclass pesticide residues in vegetables has been established and validated. No complicated sample preparation was needed, but only a simple and rapid extraction using ethyl acetate and sodium sulfate, which required no cleanup. The approach is based on the use of the triple quadrupole (QqQ) mass spectrometry (MS) as detection system in gas chromatography (GC). In a first step, a GC-QqQ-MS screening method, which monitors only one MS/MS transition by compound, allows the identification of approximately 130 pesticides in 11.6 min. In this way, the differentiation between negative and potentially nonnegative samples is carried out. In the second step, the nonnegative samples are reanalyzed by the GC-QqQ-MS confirmation/quantification method, which monitors two or three MS/MS transitions by compound. Confirmation of pesticides was based on the comparison of intensity ratios for the main ions in samples with those obtained on the same day from the standard in a matrix containing the pesticides at a preestablished concentration level. Quantification of the identified and confirmed pesticides was based on the addition standard method, which avoids matrix effect. The proposed analytical strategy allowed a reliable identification and confirmation of the target pesticides at trace levels, reducing analysis time and increasing sample throughput in routine analytical laboratories. PMID:16013883

  9. 40 CFR 171.3 - Categorization of commercial applicators of pesticides.

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    ...Categorization of commercial applicators of pesticides. 171.3 Section 171.3 Protection...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS CERTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE APPLICATORS § 171.3...

  10. 40 CFR 161.55 - Agricultural vs. non-agricultural pesticides.

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    ...Agricultural vs. non-agricultural pesticides. 161.55 Section 161.55...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDES General Provisions §...

  11. 75 FR 78240 - Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or...

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  1. 40 CFR 152.10 - Products that are not pesticides because they are not intended for a pesticidal purpose.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Products that are not pesticides... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES General Provisions § 152.10 Products that are not pesticides because they are not intended for...

  2. 75 FR 32463 - Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or...

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    ... AGENCY Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or... establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities... part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA...

  3. 76 FR 10584 - Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or...

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    ... AGENCY Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or... establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities... part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA...

  4. 75 FR 46924 - Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or...

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    ... AGENCY Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or... establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities... establishment or modification of regulations in 40 CFR part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide...

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  6. 78 FR 11126 - Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various...

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  11. 76 FR 69692 - Withdrawal of a Pesticide Petition for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities

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  13. 76 FR 61647 - Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various...

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    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 174 and 180 Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide... for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on... part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. The...

  14. 75 FR 60452 - Notice of Filing of Several Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on...

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  15. 78 FR 13295 - Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various...

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  17. 76 FR 55329 - Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various...

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    2010-03-19

    ... AGENCY Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or... establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities... part 174 or part 180 for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various food commodities. EPA...