Testing for pesticides is done using the most sensitive analytical technology of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 16 parameters are being estimated in water under this category.
Essential elements to be analyzed in Pesticides water testing:
These are majorly organophosphates and carbamates which cause serious health hazards and affect the nervous and endocrine systems of the body. Some are also postulated to be carcinogenic in nature.