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Since most agricultural products are vegetables and fresh fruits that deteriorate quickly, the test for toxic residue cuts out unsafe samples before they reach the consumers. This issue needs to be handled at soon as possible based on the right procedure that resembles the steps used in the labs.

Therefore, even if the testing procedure of the unsafe sample is relatively simple, it must be done with proper management with the right sample; such as
Randomly choosing samples from manufacturing and supplying sources. Information on the amount of sample tested the preparation of the sample (details available on the GT test kit brochure). This is to ensure the correct test results and to cover all kinds of vegetables. This semi-fast testing method tests for toxicity using the Acetyl Cholinesterase Technique (details available in the manual*).

The theory suggests that the toxic in the phosphate group and/or carbamate is distinct in its ability to halt the mechanism of the enzymes in the body. When the body receives these toxins, it will not function properly. We use this fact as a preliminary test for toxicity to filter out the 2 groups of chemicals that are commonly used.

However, investigation on this method shows that the method is not only specific to chemicals in these 2 groups, it will also test positive against other toxin such as the toxicity in some herbs. These herbs include old red seed of the Bitter Cucumber (Momordica Charantia Linn) or Biodegradable products or toxicity that resulted when low-intensity toxin comes into contact with plant cells. This is a great step towards protecting the consumer. Therefore this method is different from the methods used in labs that tests and analyzes the safety of the chemical by comparing chemical levels with the type of food. If the chemical level doesn’t exceed the danger level, then it is declared safe.

However, the example mentioned above is being debated whether the consumers will be safe from receiving toxin from food with more than 2 types of chemicals or not. Another problem comes when there is a chemical in the food that does not have a set danger-level-value. This will cause confusion in determining the safety of the toxicity-level in the food. Experienced personal would be required for this task.

The main feature of the basic test kit involves testing the toxic residue of the sample, whether it’s an insecticide, or toxic from plant cells and some chemicals that causes toxicity. There is also a designated safety level, derived from the toxicity of one chemical or the toxicity of the combined chemicals. These toxins also have the ability to reduce the performance of the enzymchlorineesteres by 50% in terms of its ability to test a small amount of chemicals. The tester is then able to determine by him/herself whether the sample tested is safe or not.

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