What is it about?
Pesticides are the leading defence against pests, but their unsafe use reciprocates the pesticide residues in highly susceptible food and is becoming a serious risk for human health. In this study, a safe to human health and environment approach used to disintegrate the toxic pesticides residues. the food mint extract and riboflavin were tested as photosensitisers comparison to metal photocatalysts in combination with light irradiation of different frequencies, employed for various time intervals to improve the photo-degradation of deltamethrin (DM) and lambda cyhalothrin (λ-CHT) in cauliflower Safe use of chemicals and physical application of light source significantly improved the food quality and did not harm the nutritional characters.
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Why is it important?
Human Health Safety
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This page is a summary of: Green photosensitisers for the degradation of selected pesticides of high risk in most susceptible food: A safer approach, PLoS ONE, October 2021, PLOS,
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