Table 1: Residual levels of carbofuran, diazinon, dimethoate, fenitrothion, linuron, parathion, and phosphamidon in eggplant and tomato samples.

SampleConcentration (mg/kg)
CarbofuranDiazinonDimethoateFenitrothionLinuronParathionPhosphamidon

Standard525552555
MRL0.0200.0100.0200.0100.0500.0500.010
B-1BDL0.453 ± 0.033BDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-2BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-3BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-4BDL4.514 ± 0.397BDLBDL1.073 ± 0.054BDL1.416 ± 0.141
B-5BDLBDLBDLBDL0.657 ± 0.059BDLBDL
B-6BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-7BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-8BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
B-9BDLBDL1.806 ± 0.148BDLBDLBDLBDL
B-10BDLBDLBDL0.674 ± 0.038BDLBDLBDL
T-1BDL1.888 ± 0.204BDLBDLBDL0.116 ± 0.003BDL
T-2BDL2.611 ± 0.111BDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
T-3BDLNDBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
T-40.673 ± 0.0323.451 ± 0.417BDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
T-5BDLBDLBDL0.657 ± 0.059BDLBDLBDL
T-6BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
T-7BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL
T-8BDL3.612 ± 0.169BDLBDL0.540 ± 0.020BDL0.693 ± 0.062
T-9BDLBDLBDL1.888 ± 0.204BDLBDLBDL
T-10BDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDLBDL

The results are expressed as the mean ± SD (standard deviation) of triplicates measurements. Here, B = eggplant; T = tomato; BDL = below the detection limit (0.001 ppm); MRL = maximum residual limit determined by EC regulation 396/2005 (from EU pesticide database) [15].