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Table 3 Arsenic content of the pesticides available in Sri Lanka

From: Phosphate fertilizer is a main source of arsenic in areas affected with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka

Active ingredient Type No of samples Range of as content (μg/kg) Mean as content (μg/Kg) Imported quantity in 2012 (MT)
Dimethoate I 12 965-2457 1957 NA
Glyphosate H 18 858-2586 1896 5295
Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl H 12 1254-2578 1835 41
Mancozeb F 15 458-2478 1680 692
Carbofuran I 18 831-2458 1578 299
Propanil H 12 512-2584 1324 1094
Methomyl I 12 1112-1458 1279 09
Quinalphos I 12 928-1893 1278 08
Carbendazim F 12 1163-1458 1278 20
Profenofos I 12 458-1452 968 141
MCPA H 18 458-1496 967 686
Bispyribac Na H 12 721-1458 923 50
Methoxyfenozide I 12 872-911 902 04
Thiamethoxam I 12 542-1024 874 08
Chlophyriphos I 18 654-1365 804 420
Phenthoate I 12 565-1258 785 32
Diazinon I 12 625-995 708 197
Oxyfluorfen H 06 423-788 602 33
Pretilachlor + Pyribenzoxim H 12 415-655 530 102
Tebuconazole F 12 288-680 420 19
Imidacloprid I 12 180-359 239 33
  1. F = fungicide H = herbicide I = insecticide.