Detection of Diazinon Residue in Honey and Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) in Bandar-Abbas and Meshkinshahr, Iran

  • Fatemeh Bagheri Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hassan Vatandoost Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Environmental Chemical Pollutants and Pesticides, Institute of Environmental Re-search, Tehran University of Medical Silences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mansoureh Shayeghi Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Yavar Rassi Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Environmental Chemical Pollutants and Pesticides, Institute of Environmental Research, Tehran University of Medical Silences, Tehran, Iran
  • Abbas Rahimi-Foroushani Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza Razavi Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Fatemeh Nikpour Alkaran Department of Environmental Chemical Pollutants and Pesticides, Institute of Environmental Re-search, Tehran University of Medical Silences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Honey, Apis mellifera, Diazinon reside, HP TLC

Abstract

Background: The excessive use of pesticides for crops by farmers, their destructive effects on beneficial organisms, such as bees, have become a big problem today. This study was designed to find out if the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and the honey be affected by diazinon.Methods: Six hives were purchased, 3 hives in Bandar-Abbas and remaining were considered for Meshkinshahr. Plants around the hive were sprayed with diazinon at a concentration of 2/1000. Sampling took place 15d after spraying, and diazinon residue was measured by the HP TLC. The study was conducted in 2017–2018.Results: The amount of diazinon residue in honey and honey bee was measured and compared with existing studies. The amount of diazinon residue in honey bee was found to be 0.017mg/kg in Bandar Abbas, and 0.005mg/kg in Meshkinshahr hives. There was nothing in honey.Conclusion: Honey is safe for consumers.

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2018-10-12
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Bagheri F, Vatandoost H, Shayeghi M, Rassi Y, Hanafi-Bojd AA, Rahimi-Foroushani A, Razavi A, Nikpour Alkaran F. Detection of Diazinon Residue in Honey and Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) in Bandar-Abbas and Meshkinshahr, Iran. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 13(2):185-190.
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