Analysis of Chlorpyrifos Residues in Tomatoes with and without Washing in Jenetallasa Village, Rumbia District, Jeneponto District

Putri Resky Novianti,Ruslan,Hasnawati Amqam

The organophosphorus pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) is one way to increase crop productivity. CPF insecticide residues in agricultural products caused both acute and chronic health problems. This study aimed to analyze CPF residues in tomatoes with and without washing in Jenerallasa village, Rumbia district, Jeneponto regency. The study was used quasi experiment. The sampling technique used purposive sampling which each 1 kg of tomatoes from farms in Jenetallasa village, Rumbiaditrict, Jeneponto regency. The study was conducted at South Sulawesi pesticide testing laboratory with gas chromatography. The result showed the chlorine content of washing water used was 0 mg/l or undetectable. The CPF residues in washing samples with running water, mountains water and without washing were 0.006 mg/kg, 0.016 mg/kg and 0.050 mg/kg. There were differences in residue levels in tomatoes by washing with running water than washing with mountain water and without washing.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1378-1381