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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
e-ISSN: 2067-7790

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COMPARISON OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE FROM CONSUMPTION OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED FOOD ON ROMANIAN MARKET FROM 2010 TO 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cirnatu D., Ududec M., Nini G.   
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Article Title: COMPARISON OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE FROM CONSUMPTION OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED FOOD ON ROMANIAN MARKET FROM 2010 TO 2012
Authors: 1 CIRNATU Daniela, 2UDUDEC Titus Mircea, NINI Gheorghe
Affiliation: 1Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Western University “Vasile Goldis”, Arad, Romania
2 Faculty of Medicine, Western University “Vasile Goldis”, Arad, Romania
Abstract: Pesticides include a wide range of products - many used every day. Surveillance is an important public health tool for the control of pesticide monitoring. During the period 2010-2012, a total of 10693 food samples were analyzed for pesticide residues. Commodities were classified in groups (citrus fruits, legumes, vegetables, potatoes, processed products, cereals, and fruits other than citrus) and the outcomes of the analyses were reported by year, origin of the sample and presence/absence of pesticide residues. Results showed that an important part of samples, 21.78 %, contain detectable pesticide residues at concentration below the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) and 0.81% were above the MRL. Exposure from pesticides in domestic foods exceeds exposure from imported foods in 2010 and 2011 but in 2012, the exposure from third country food exceeds by far the domestic and European Economic Area food
Keywords: pesticides residues, food, surveillance, pesticide exposure, health outcomes
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