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Study on Pesticide Residues in Selected Foods in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Plant protection products (PPPs) in agriculture are regularly used to protect crops. Pesticides can be classified into a number of different types and chemical groups, including fungicides, insecticides, growth regulators, etc. The residual pesticides could pollute the environment; contaminate water, soil, and foodstuffs like fruits and vegetables, in addition to their use for pest control. These chemicals can build up and lead to major health issues. Some types of pesticides cause specific illnesses, whereas others impair liver or lung function and some simply mildly irritate the skin, some are carcinogenic. In the other way, pesticides especially insecticides are neurotoxic to both insects and people. Today, pesticides detected in several samples, including those of milk, cereal crops, coffee, and staple foods. The leftovers build up in the soil, water, cereal crops, fruits, and vegetables, among other places, and they stay there for a while. The aim of this paper was to study the presence of pesticide residues in some selected food items in Jimma areas. Although it indicates the presence of pesticide residues in the area. We advise against utilizing them or only using them when absolutely essential, at the appropriate rate, and only where they are intended. It is also recommended to assess the pesticide residue concentration levels and follow up in the food items.

Food, Fungicides, Health, Insecticides, Jimma, Pesticide Residue, Protection

APA Style

Kasahun Wale. (2023). Study on Pesticide Residues in Selected Foods in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Environmental Chemistry, 7(1), 17-19.

ACS Style

Kasahun Wale. Study on Pesticide Residues in Selected Foods in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Int. J. Environ. Chem. 2023, 7(1), 17-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20230701.13

AMA Style

Kasahun Wale. Study on Pesticide Residues in Selected Foods in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Int J Environ Chem. 2023;7(1):17-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20230701.13

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