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Parathion residues on leafy crops

  • C. H. Van Middelem
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Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 2)

Abstract

In Germany, during World War II, G. SchräDer developed the compound E-605 (O,O-diethyl-O-p-nitrophenyl thiophosphate) which is commonly known as parathion. It was soon discovered that this organophosphate was an extremely effective insecticide against a number of insect species. With the exception of DDT, parathion is probably still the most universally-used insecticide.

Keywords

Cholinesterase Inhibition Leafy Vegetable Cholinesterase Activity Residue Removal Insecticide Residue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Van Middelem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Technology and NutritionUniversity of Florida Agricultural Experiment StationGainesvilleUSA

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