Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of pesticide residue levels in some common food crops: The suitability for human consumption

Ujuamala Uloma Ezeani
  • Ujuamala Uloma Ezeani
  • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Onyemaechi Johnson Afonne
  • Onyemaechi Johnson Afonne
  • Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Michael Chukwudi Ezeani
  • Michael Chukwudi Ezeani
  • Immunology Department, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Ben Enoluomen Ehigiator
  • Ben Enoluomen Ehigiator
  • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Madonna University, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 21 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 20 December 2021
  •  Published: 30 April 2022


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