Application of QuEChERS method for simultaneous determination of pesticide residues and PAHs in fresh herbs

Anna Sadowska-Rociek , Magdalena Surma , Ewa Cieślik


The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticide residues in fresh herbs. In the experiment two extraction solvents and standard types of sorbents were used. The extracts were analyzed using GC–SIM–MS. The results suggest that acetonitrile is more suitable extraction solvent giving more purified samples and better recovery values (71.6 %–116.9 %) with RSD lower than 15 % for most of the compounds. In real samples pesticides were identified in the samples of parsley, tarragon and lovage. In few samples the pesticide levels exceeded the MRL established by EU.
Author Anna Sadowska-Rociek (FoFT / DoToCaC)
Anna Sadowska-Rociek,,
- Department of Technology of Catering and Consumption
, Magdalena Surma (FoFT / DoToCaC)
Magdalena Surma,,
- Department of Technology of Catering and Consumption
, Ewa Cieślik (FoFT / DoToCaC)
Ewa Cieślik,,
- Department of Technology of Catering and Consumption
Journal seriesBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, ISSN 0007-4861, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishherbs, pesticides, PAHs, QuEChERS
Internal identifierWTŻ/2013/106
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*27 (2016-09-08)
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