The CSE Lab analyses the following groups of widely used pesticides in India
Chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, DDD, DDE, g-HCH, lindane, aldrin, dieldrin, a, b - endosulphan, endosulphan sulphate and heptachlor, etc.
Organophosphorus pesticides like dimethoate diazinon, phosphamidon, methyl parathion malathion, monocrotophos, chlorpyriphos etc.
Carbamates like carbaryl, carbofuran, aldicarb, oxamyl, methomyl etc.
Herbicides such as Atrazine, paraquat, 2,4-D, Butachlor, simazine, glyphosate, dalapon, diuron, isoproturon, alachlor, pendimethalin, trifluralin, Clodinafop-propargyl, fenoxaprop-ethyl
Fungides like Maneb, Thiram, Zineb, Tridemorph, captan, tridemorph, tricyclazole, carbendazin, mancozeb, sulfur, ziram, captafol
Synthetic pyrethroids like Deltramethrin, cypermethrin, fenvalrate, fluvalinate
Samples from the following media are analysed:
Water - river, ground and drinking water
Soil - adjoining residential areas and areas in proximity to agricultural fields
• Dairy products viz. milk, butter, ghee, eggs;
• Crops - cereals, vegetables and fruits,
• Mutton, fish and chicken
• Edible oils, spices
• Packaged, processed and tinned food-bread, infant formula, fruits and vegetables, jam, jelly, juices and dry fruits
Human tissues • Blood
• Breast milk
• Industrial effluents
The CSE laboratory can monitor the following pollutants in ambient air
• Suspended particulate matter
• Respirable suspended particulate matter
• Nitrogen di-oxide
• Sulphur di-oxide
Color , PH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Hardness, Total solids, Total dissolved solids. Total suspended solids, Oil and Grease, acidity, alkalinity, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Dissolved Oxygen
Chloride, fluoride, bromide, nitrite, nitrate, carbonates, phosphate, sulphate Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Other inorganic substances can be tested such as iodide, cyanide, carbonate, bicarbonate, etc.
Volatile organic compounds, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, phenols and pesticides
Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Nickel, Chromium, Cadmium, Copper, Zinc.
Other contaminants in different commodities
Aflatoxins, Artificial sweeteners, carbohydrates, etc.
Media for analyses
River water, groundwater, municipal water, commercial bottled water, industrial effluents