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Apidologie
Volume 26, Number 1, 1995
Page(s) 33 - 38
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:19950105
Apidologie 26 (1995) 33-38
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19950105

Organochlorine pesticide residues in Galician (NW Spain) honeys

M.A. Fernández Muiñoa, M.T. Sanchoa, J. Simal Gándarab, J.M. Créus Vidalc, J.F. Huidobroc and J. Simal Lozanoc

a  Area de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Universidad de Burgos, Plaza de Misael Bañuelos s/n, 09001 Burgos (Castilla y León), Spain
b  Area de Mutrción y Bromatología, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Universidad de Vigo, Campus de Orense, Orense (Galicia), Spain
c  Area de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacía, Universidad de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), Spain

Abstract - Organochlorine pesticide residues were analyzed by capillary gas chromatography-electron capture detection (GC-ECD) on 101 Galician (NW Spain) honey samples. Of the 101 honey samples, 13 were free from detectable residues. The pesticides found were HCH (isomers other than lindane) present in 47 samples (trace to 161 μg/kg), lindane in 57 samples (trace to 59 μg/kg), heptachlor in 29 samples (trace to 57 μg/kg) aldrin in 36 samples (1 to 150 μg/kg), dieldrin in 9 samples (trace to 13 μg/kg), endrin in 1 sample (7 μg/kg), op'DDT in 7 samples (1 to 12 μg/kg), pp'DDT in 18 samples (1 to 61 μg/kg) and methoxychlor in 11 samples (19 to 593 μg/kg).


Key words: honey / organochlorine pesticide / residue / Spain