This book provides a critical overview of analytical methods used for the determination of pesticide residues and other contaminants in food and environmental samples by modern instrumental analysis. It contains up-to-date material including recent trends in sample preparation, general methods used for pesticide analysis and quality assurance aspects, and chromatographic and immunoassay methods. The rest of the book describes particular analytical methods used for the determination of pesticides in food and soil, water and air. In addition, the levels of these chemicals found in food, their regulatory aspects and the monitoring of pesticides in the environment are described.
Table of Contents
Pesticides: Classification and Properties. Sample Handling of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples. Analysis of Pesticides by Chromatographic Techniques Coupled with Mass Spectrometry. Immunoassays and Biosensors. Quality Assurance. Determination of Pesticides in Food of Vegetal Origin. Determination of Pesticides in Food of Animal Origin. Determination of Pesticides in Soil. Determination of Pesticides in Water. Sampling and Analysis of Pesticides in the Atmosphere. Levels of Pesticides in Food and Food Safety Aspects. Monitoring of Pesticides in the Environment.