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
• Breast milk
• Industrial effluents