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Foods 2013, 2(3), 350-351; doi:10.3390/foods2030350

Retraction: Adyel et al. Health Risk Assessment of Pesticide Residues via Dietary Intake of Market Vegetables from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Foods 2013, 2, 64–75
Md. Shakhaoat Hossain 1,*, Md. Alamgir Hossain 2, Md. Abdur Rahman 3, Md. Mainul Islam 4, Md. Atiqur Rahman 2 and Tanveer Mehedi Adyel 5,6
Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh
Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia 7703, Bangladesh
Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh
Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Department of Environmental Science, Z. H. Sikder University of Science & Technology, Bhedergonj, Shariatpur 8024, Bangladesh
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 June 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 25 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013

The following article: doi: 10.3390/foods2010064, available online at: [1], has been retracted by the authors because of some major errors in the broad field of identifying pesticide residue and its concentration. During random cross-check, retention time of pesticides by HPLC did not match with the standard values. As a result, the concentrations of all detected pesticides, maximum residue limits (MRLs), and health risk assessments were altered. These errors render the article [1] incorrect. All authors have confirmed that the reported results were produced using quite inappropriate procedures. As first author, I take full responsibility for the retraction and any other errors in its contents, and would like to offer my apologies on behalf of my co-authors to the readership of Foods for any inconvenience caused by this retraction.


  1. Hossain, M.S.; Hossain, M.A.; Rahman, M.A.; Islam, M.M.; Rahman, M.A.; Adyel, T.M. Health risk assessment of pesticide residues via dietary intake of market vegetables from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Foods 2013, 2, 64–75. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
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