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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; E-Mails: (M.A.H.); (M.A.R.)
Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh; E-Mail:
Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh; E-Mail:
School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; E-Mail:
Department of Environmental Science, Z. H. Sikder University of Science & Technology, Bhedergonj, Shariatpur 8024, Bangladesh
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail:
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The following article: doi: 10.3390/foods2010064, available online at: [1], has been retracted by the authors because of some major errors in the broad field of identifying pesticide residue and its concentration.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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