What are Pesticides?
Pesticides are chemicals used to control pests. The term 'pesticide' includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, algaecides and fumigants. Organochlorines and organophosphorus pesticides are of major concern as they accumulate in animal body fat either as such or in the form of metabolites.
Why is it important to analyse residual pesticides ?
It is important to analyze residual pesticides because
- Residual pesticides is one of the important factors to prove that the water is safe for consumption
- Mandatory requirement of PFA, FSSAI & BIS for domestic market
MSK has the state of the art equipment and technology for Residual analysis of all pesticides in ppb to sub ppb levels as per the BIS and FSSAI norms as applicable in Packaged Drinking Water, Packaged Natural Mineral Water & Potable water.
MSK's Biological Division is one of the well-equipped Laboratories having modern facilities and advanced instruments. The Laboratory specializes in microbiological and toxicological analysis of food, water and pharmaceutical products, as per directives given by IS, APHA, FDA, IP, PFA and several in- house methods. Private analysis along with independent Research and Development work are also done here.