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Pesticide Residue Decontamination Of Soil, Water and Foods: An Overview

Karanth, N. G. K. and Deo, P. G. (1993) Pesticide Residue Decontamination Of Soil, Water and Foods: An Overview. Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring, 3 (3). pp. 161-176.

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Rapid development of industry and agriculture has led to the continuous inflow of ever increasing amounts of different synthetic organic chemicals, especially the xenobiotics, many of which have carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic properties. To create a safe, pollution free environment for mankind, removal of these toxic contaminants is very essential. A through knowledge of the general trends of degradation of different classes of pesticidcs is required to achieve this and so these have been described, Degradation studies include the effect of various substituents on the biodegradability of pesticides and the role of processes like co-metabolism conjugate formulation, bio-accumulation etc. As a supplement to these, the use of abiotic techniques such as chemical oxidation, adsorption, photo-decomposition, etc in the removal of pesticides from soil and water has been suggested. Among the biotic techniques for decontamination of pesticides from soil and water. inoculation of soil with natural bacterial isolates or I genetically constructed bacterial strains arc the recent trends. For the decontamination of pesticides from " food commodities, use of some wash solutions has been suggested, These include methods like hot water I blanching, rinsing with weak acid and bases, washing with detergents and the use of biosurfactant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: toxic contaminants soil water food commodities
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 17 Toxicology
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 11:12
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12606

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