Rapid Detection Of Pesticide Residues In Food
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Donatella Albanese is an assistant professor at the Università degli Studi di Salerno | UNISA · Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn).


Rapid Detection Of Pesticide Residues In Food

Due to their increasing use in agriculture, the presence of pesticides residues in food and water currently represents one of the major issues for the food safety. Organophosphate (OP) and carbamate (CB) species are the most used pesticides at worldwide, these compounds are highly toxic due to their inhibitory effect on Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), the key enzyme for the nerve transmission: the inhibition of this enzyme leads to muscle weakness, miosis, respiratory failure, unconsciousness, convulsion and, eventually, death. For these reasons,...

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