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Foods, Volume 7, Issue 11 (November 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) This study validated a multi-residue method, and used it to screen 99 pesticides in 12 agricultural [...] Read more. This study validated a multi-residue method, and used it to screen 99 pesticides in 12 agricultural products from the western highlands zone, the food basket of Cameroon, using LC-MS/MS and GC-ECD. We found that samples from all 6 locations and of all 12 food items were contaminated with one or more of the 63 pesticides quantified, among which 12 were banned compounds. Halogenated pesticides, especially malathion and p,p′-DDT, were highly distributed among the samples. The most critical food commodities were kidney beans, soybeans, chili pepper, and maize. We found 21 pesticides, representing 38% of the positive samples, above their European Union MRL values. Our results pave the way for estimating the potential health risks associated with exposure to these pesticides in Cameroon, and highlight the necessity of continuous monitoring and good regulation of pesticide usage in Cameroon. View this paper