According to the "Russian satellite news agency", the researchers of Russia's National Nuclear Research University cooperated with international teams from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran to jointly develop a method to detect the toxic substance thiabendazole in fruits. The new technology is simple and economical, and can effectively find low concentration harmful particles.
It is understood that the use of thiabendazole is strictly prohibited in the food processing industry in Russia and the European Union. Scientists say thiabendazole is used to treat plants in agriculture to prevent decay, mildew and pests, but its residues can easily enter the environment and pollute vegetables and fruits.
The new method developed by the international team can find the low concentration of thiabendazole in fruits. The minimum dose of toxic substances in almost all types of fruits is 0.1 mg / L.
The researchers said that the maximum allowable amount of thiabendazole in fruits and vegetables was formulated by relevant national departments. The standards of different countries and different fruits are slightly different, about 5 mg / L. The concentration of thiabendazole measured by the new technology is one fifty of the maximum allowable standard, and there is no need to use special equipment. The operation method is simple and fast.
Source: China fruit portal
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