Estimation of the Dietary Intake of Organophosphorus Pesticides by the Korean Population in 1986-1990

한국인에 의한 유기인계 농약의 식이섭취량 추정

  • Lee, Su-Rae (Department of Food and Nutrition, Ewha Woman's University) ;
  • Lee, Mi-Gyung (Department of Food and Nutrition, Ewha Woman's University)
  • 이서래 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이미경 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1994.04.30


Daily dietary intake of 11 organophosphorus pesticides by the Korean population was estimated to be $31{\mu}g$ per person ($0.567{\mu}g$/kg body weight/day) from known residue data on raw agricultural products and food factor based on the Korean diet, for the period of 1986-90. Intake ratio of 11 pesticides by food group was 56% from cereals, 23% from vegetables, 14% from fruits and 7% from legumes and other food materials. The ratio of the dietary intake to the ADI was 6.1% in diazinon, 5.8% in fenthion, 3.3% in fenitrothion, 1.5% in EPN and 1.7% average for 11 individual pesticides whereas the cumulative ratio of 11 pesticides was 18.7%. It is, therefore, proposed that a systematic estimate for the dietary intake of organophosphorus pesticides should be undertaken, although the present intake level would not give any adverse effect to the health of the Korean population under the current situation of pesticide usage.