Table 2: Percentage contamination and HRI of the investigated pesticides for eggplant.

PesticideContamination rate (%)MRL (mg/kg)ADI (mg/kg/day)EDI (mg/kg/day)HRIHealth risk

Diazinon20 0.010.0010.014314.3Yes
Dimethoate10 0.020.0010.010410.4Yes
Fenitrothion10 0.010.0020.00391.9Yes
Linuron20 0.050.0100.00500.5No
Parathion0 0.050.005

MRL = maximum residual limit; HRI = human risk index; ADI = acceptable dietary intake; EDI = estimated dietary intake. The HRI was calculated by considering an average daily vegetable intake for a 60 kg adult as 0.345 kg/person/day [16, 36] and using the MRL determined by EC regulation 396/2005 (from the EU pesticide database) [15].