Pesticide Analysis: The 3 Simple Steps to Uncovering Dangers Lurking in Your Water

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Pesticide Analysis: The 3 Simple Steps to Uncovering Dangers Lurking in Your Water

What is a Pesticide Analysis?


Pesticides are used in a wide range of settings with one of the most important areas being in agriculture. Pesticides are chemical compounds that are commonly used in agriculture to kill pests to increase the quality and quantity of the crop. As pesticides are used to kill and control harmful organisms, unwanted pests, weeds, etc. they have the capacity to harm people, other wildlife, and the environment.


What are Pesticides used to Protect Against?

Pesticides are used to protect plant life from pests.  Examples of these pests are…..

  • Insects
  • Fungi/Bacteria
  • Larvae
  • Weeds


Why are Pesticides Harmful to the Environment?

  • Pesticides not only target pests but can also harm beneficial insects, such as bees and butterflies, which play a crucial role in pollination. The decline of these pollinators can have far-reaching effects on our food supply and overall biodiversity.
  • Pesticides can make there way into natural water reservoirs.
  • Pesticides can end up in farmers crops.

This can lead to devastating effects on the natural ecosystems present in the surrounding areas.

Pesticide Analysis
Pesticide Contamination from Agricultural Use.

What danger do pesticides cause if they are not monitored correctly?

They are among the leading causes of death by self-poisoning accounting for nearly 300,000 deaths worldwide every year.

Pesticides can cause acute and chronic health issues, including respiratory problems, skin irritations, and cancers.

Numerous studies suggest that exposure to toxic pesticides could possibly play a role in the increase in human diseases such as neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s, Additionally, pesticides can cause problems with infertility and even birth defects … and the list continues.

What is a pesticide analysis?

Pesticide analysis is a comprehensive process that involves testing various samples for the presence and concentration of pesticides. Our advanced techniques allow us to identify even trace amounts of pesticides, ensuring thorough analysis and precise measurements.

Who is the pesticide analysis recommended for?

  • Government agencies
  • Agricultural industry
  • Industrial companies
  • Water and wastewater utilities
  • Environmental consultants and engineering firms
  • Research institutions
  • Domestic Households

How do we test for pesticides?

Using a combination of GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS, we can detect pesticides at the nanogram per litre level.

Our state-of-the-art TECHNOLOGY measures pesticide contamination using GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS systems which allows us to identify and quantify pesticide residues with exceptional accuracy and selectivity.

We can precisely identify and measure a wide range of pesticides, ensuring comprehensive analysis for the safety of your drinking water.


What will the results include?

We provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your sample. Once the analysis is complete, we provide detailed reports that offer clear insights into the presence and concentration of pesticides.

These reports are designed to be easily understood, enabling our clients to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions based on the results.


Why should you trust southern scientific services with your pesticide analysis?

Southern Scientific Services is Ireland’s only laboratory with INAB ISO accreditation for the Irish Water and EPA’s monitoring list of pesticides in drinking water.

With years of experience and a passion for environmental safety, we are committed to delivering accurate and reliable pesticide analysis results.

With our cutting-edge technologies and INAB ISO accreditation, we guarantee precise detection of pesticides at the nanogram per litre level.



Contact our team at Southern Scientific Service today for more information.


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