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CSE BRIEFING PAPER: POISON vs NUTRITION

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AVERAGE RESIDUES IN THE SAMPLES


11-70 times the EU norm for total pesticides
S no Brand
Total
organochlorines
(mg/l)
1. Pepsi
0.0032
2. Mountain Dew
0.0033
3. Diet Pepsi
0.0008
4. Mirinda Orange
0.0050
5. Mirinda Lemon
0.0084
6. Blue Pepsi
0.0022
7. 7-up
0.0036
8. Coca Cola
0.0044
9. Fanta
0.0060
10. Limca
0.0047
11. Sprite
0.0027
12. Thums Up
0.0015

Total
organophosphorus
(mg/l)
0.0155
0.0108
0.0063
0.0146
0.0268
0.0125
0.0130
0.0179
0.0154
0.0101
0.0028
0.0096

Total
pesticides
(mg/l)
0.0187
0.0141
0.0071
0.0196
0.0352
0.0147
0.0166
0.0223
0.0214
0.0148
0.0055
0.0111

EEC limit for total


pesticides
0.0005 mg/l
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005
0.0005

Deviation
from EEC limit
(no of times)
37
28
14
39
70
29
33
45
43
30
11
22

Note: Average of 3 samples. Source: Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Soft Drinks, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 2003, pg 13 .

BRAND PESTILENCE
All samples of the 12 brands contained poisonous pesticide residues
0.0400

Total organochlorine pesticides


Total organophosphorus pesticides
Total pesticides
EEC limit for total pesticides: 0.0005 mg/l

0.0352

0.0223

0.0250
0.0150

0.0141

0.0100

0.0148

0.0147

0.0111

Brands

Limca

Fanta

Coca-Cola

7-Up

Blue Pepsi

0.0055
Mirinda lemon

Mountain Dew

Mirinda orange

0.0071

0.0050
0.0000

0.0214

0.0166

0.0196

Thums Up

0.0187

Diet Pepsi

0.0200

Pepsi

Residues (mg/l)

0.0300

Sprite

0.0350