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Assessment of Carbendazim Residues and Safety in Celery Under Different Cultivation Conditions


Although the carbendazim is widely used to manage spot blight in celery cultivation, information on residues identified is of interest. In this study, we examined the dissipation and residual amounts of carbendazim in celery and soil under different cultivation methods when using the suggested dose and ten times of that and the bioconcentration factor of carbendazim for celery. The results showed that when celery leaves were sprayed with the suggested dose, the half-lives in a celery field and greenhouse were 2.75 days and 3.29 days, respectively. When the soil matrix was sprayed with the recommended dose before cultivation, the half-lives of carbendazim residues were 16.86 days and 11.97 days. We also conducted a long-term dietary risk assessment using the corresponding criteria. The results showed that, in China, the use of carbendazim at a dose of 0.022 g/m2 is safer and more reasonable when the harvest interval is 28 days.

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Many thanks to the following funds for their support of this research: The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0201206); The National Key Research and Development Program Sub-project of China (2016YFD0200204-4); Public Service Sectors (Agriculture) Research Projects (No. 201503107–12)

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Chen, L., Wu, C., Xu, M. et al. Assessment of Carbendazim Residues and Safety in Celery Under Different Cultivation Conditions. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 107, 276–280 (2021).

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  • Carbendazim
  • Celery
  • Pesticide residue
  • Safety