Pesticides determination - dithiocarbamates group

Pesticide Determination - Dithiocarbamate Group
Pesticide Determination - Dithiocarbamate Group

Harmful organisms are organisms such as insects, weeds, plant pathogens, mammals, birds, fish and microbes that damage human food sources, threaten their health and spread disease. Pesticides are chemical compounds made up of substances used to prevent, control or at least reduce the activity of such harmful organisms. The use of pesticides, although useful to some extent, is sometimes problematic because they carry a number of potential health risks for humans and animals. The pesticides may be a biological agent, such as a virus or bacteria, a chemical agent, or any drug of the type antimicrobial or disinfectant.

While many of the chemical pesticides show activity for the targeted harmful organism, they also cause problems in other organisms. Many pesticides used today are also harmful to humans. Food products using pesticides, when consumed by humans, cause various diseases and troublesome conditions in humans. The active ingredients of chemical pesticides always show toxic effects. Poisoning effects and anomalies in immune systems have been observed in the studies conducted on agricultural workers and exposed to pesticides. In addition to genetic damage, liver, kidney and muscle disorders also occur.

Dithiocarbamates are a type of chemical pesticide that belongs to the class of protective fungicides. Dithiocarbamates were among the most commonly used pesticides at one time. These pesticides have been used as fungicides for the treatment of spoilage caused by fungi, as well as to prevent spoilage during storage or transportation of harvested products.

In the laboratories, determination of pesticides in dithiocarbamates group is carried out on various foods. In addition, the standards prepared by organizations operating in our country and in foreign countries and the methods of analysis and test criteria accepted in the world are complied with.