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Table 3 Summary information on the detected insecticides, the pesticide classification group, its classification according to toxicity, the source (district and market type) of sampling and the number of times each compound was detected

From: Cabbage or ‘pesticide’ on the platter? Chemical analysis reveals multiple and excessive residues in African vegetable markets

Pesticide Pesticide Group WHO Hazard class Description District Type of market (sample source) No. of times detected Total detections
Methamidophos Organophosphate IB Highly hazardous Central South East Farm
Farm
1
3
10
South East Supermarkets 2
Central South East Vendor
Vendor
1
3
Triazophos Organophosphate IB Highly hazardous North East Vendor 1 1
Methomyl Carbamate IB Highly hazardous Central Farm 1 5
Central Supermarket 2
South East Vendor 2
Cypermethrin Pyrethroid II Moderately hazardous Central Farms 1 5
Central North East Supermarket
Supermarket
1
1
South East Vendor 2
Acephate Organophosphate II Moderately hazardous Central Farm 2 3
South East Vendor 1
Chlorfenapyr Pyrrole II Moderately hazardous Central Farm 1 3
South East Supermarket 1
South East Vendor 1
Chlorpyrifos Organophosphate II Moderately hazardous South East Farm 1 2
Central Supermarket 1
Fenvalerate Pyrethroid II Moderately hazardous North East Supermarket 1 1
Imidacloprid Neonicotinoid II Moderately hazardous North East Vendor 1 1
Chlorantraniliprole Anthranilic diamides N/A Unlikely hazardous Central Farms 1 4
Central Supermarket 1
Central Vendor 2