Organochlorinated pesticides have a long history of widespread use and are persistent organic pollutants. Traces of these pesticides can be found in the environment in the top layer soils more than twenty years after they have been banned.
They have significant toxicity to plants, animals and humans, accumulating in food chains.
EPA Method 8081 is used to determine the concentrations of various organochlorine pesticides in extracts from solid and liquid matrices.
The aim of this work is to show a solution for the analysis of pesticides that allows to reduce time and, at the same time, to enhance sensitivity for a significant improvement of laboratory productivity.