Section 15
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Pesticide residues in foodstuffs in Great Britain. V. Malathion in imported cereals

Hill, E.G.; Thompson, R.H.

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 19(3): 119-124


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-5142
PMID: 5644503
Accession: 014601965

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The following is virtually the authors' abstract of this fifth paper in a series . The results are presented of the determination of malathion in Australian wheat, barley and oats and in Argentine wheat, maize and sorghum sampled on arrival in British ports from 1962 to 1967. In Australian wheat, the residues were mostly well below 8 parts per million, and the few instances in which this level was exceeded are discussed. In Argentine wheat, the maximum found was 6.2 p.p.m., and most samples contained less than 2 p.p.m. Brief reference is made to the presence of other insecticides in Argentine wheat. The effect of treatment with insecticide on the freedom from infestation of the grain on arrival in Britain is discussed.

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