Organochlorine Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables

The goal of this experiment is to evaluate the level of risk posed by the presence of organochlorine pesticide residues in produce. Below is the class data from the analysis of a variety of produce from local grocery stores.

Pesticide Data Collected by the Environmental Chemistry Class

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Tuesday lab, data now available
Thursday lab , data now available

Click here for References for readings for the pesticide debate.

Detailed description of grading for the pesticide lab, 70 points total:

Data Entry Grade
(5 points)

Easy five points---just enter your data in the computer!

The Debate
(15 points)

Your grade for the debate will be an average of the Summary and Participation grades received from your peers, with possible modification by your teaching assistant if it seems appropriate.

Pesticide Report
(50 points)

See pp.172-176 in the lab manual for detailed instructions on writing the final report.