Pesticide Residues in Herbals and Detection
The efficacy, safety, and acceptance of certified herbals as food supplements and drug is directly associated with load of pesticide residues. Stringent regulatory norms and validated analytical methods are in practice to develop the fingerprints for different pesticide residues, which enter into animal tissues through botanical items mainly, and accumulate. The analytical results of various herbals and herbal products, including the animal tissues, indicate global presence of pesticide residues, even those banned decades ago, but below the alarming level. Using the latest hi-tech analytical devices, the presence of these harmful pollutants can be easily detected at ppb level.
KeywordsPesticide Residue Molecular Imprint Polymer Supercritical Fluid Extraction Endosulfan Sulfate Solid Phase Micro Extraction
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