• To execute the research projects for the evaluation of occupational and environmental exposure to pesticides.

Name Designation Email
Dr. P. Sivaperumal Scientist-D sivaperumal[dot]p[at]gov[dot]in
Mrs. Shital G Deore Technical Assistant deore[dot]sg[at]cmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr. Dhirendra Kumar Technician 'C' dhirendra[dot]kumar47[at]gov[dot]in
Ms. Tejal Manvar Technician 'C' manvar[dot]t[at]gov[dot]in
Mr. C G Parmar Laboratory Attendant 1 parmar[at]c[at]gov[dot]in

Functions of the Division

  • To assess the occupational and environmental exposure of pesticides among various working groups.
  • To assess the health risk assessment of pesticide residues in general population.
  • Evaluation of persistent organic pollutants in biological, environmental and food samples.
  • Method development and validation of organic containments (Pesticides, PCBs, Dioxins and Furans) in different matrices.
  • To organize skill development and awareness training programmes /workshops on pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
  • NABL -ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Quality control and quality assurance)

On Going Project

  • Multi-Centric Task force Project entitled “Study to assess the exposure and Health Effects of Pesticides” funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • Monitoring of Pesticide Residue at National Level (MPRNL) funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Laboratory Facilities & Instruments

  • Gas Chromatograph, Shimadzu Analytical Pvt. Ltd.,GC-2010
  • Gas Chromatograph, Agilent Technologies, Model 6890 N Network GC System
  • Gas Chromatograph, Perkin Elmer, Autosystem XL
  • Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer, Perkin Elmer, Clarus 500
  • Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer/ Mass Spectrometer, JEOL Ltd., JEOL JMS 700 MStation
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry/ Mass Spectrometry, Waters Corporation, ACQUITY UPLC-SYNAPT-ToF-MS .
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge, Thermo Scientific, Legend X1R

Future Programmes

  • National Biomonitoring Programme
  • Health risk assessment of pesticides among cotton workers of Gujarat

Project Completed

  • Body Burden of Carcinogenic Organic Pollutants (Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Pesticides) due to Consumption of Food and Health Risk Assessment, funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • Quantitative detection of heavy metals and phthalates in toys, funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • Assessment of Human Exposure to PCBs through Biological Monitoring, funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Analysis of sugar samples for pesticide residues, funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment study near UCIL, Bhopal due to improper Disposal of Toxic waste- A Pilot Study.
  • The investigation of Unusual illnesses Allegedly Produced by Endosulfan Exposure in Padre Village of Kasargod District (N. Kerala)

Publications and Research Reports

  1. Jhamtani, R., Shukla, S., Sivaperumal, P., Dahiya, M. and Agarwal, R. (2018). Impact of co-exposure of Aldrin and Titanium dioxide nanoparticles at biochemical and molecular levels in Zebrafish. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 58, pp.141-155.
  2. A. Shrivastava, P. Sivaperumal, Padmini Srikantiah et al., (2017). Association of acute toxic encephalopathy with litchi consumption in an outbreak in Muzaffarpur, India, 2014: a case-control study. Lancet Glob Health, 458–466.
  3. P. Sivaperumal, A. Salauddin, A. Ramesh Kumar, K. Santhosh, T. Rupal. (2017). Determination of Pesticide Residues in Mango Matrices by Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry. Food Analytical Methods,1–12.
  4. P. Sivaperumal (2017) “Applications in High Resolution Mass Spectrometry”, Applications of Liquid Chromatography Coupled with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Fruit and Vegetable Matrices, Ch-6, 165-198, Nikki Levy publisher, Elsevier.
  5. Ahmed MN, Sinha SN, Vemula SR, Sivaperumal P, Vasudev K, Ashu S, Mendu VV, Bhatnagar V. (2016). Accumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish and assessment of dietary exposure: a study in Hyderabad City, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188(2), 94.
  6. A. Ramesh Kumar, P. Sivaperumal, (2016). Analytical methods for the determination of biomarkers of exposure to phthalates in human urine samples, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 75, 151–161.
  7. P. Sivaperumal, P. Anand, L. Riddhi. (2015). Rapid determination of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables, using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry, Food Chemistry, 168, 356-365.
  8. Aakash Shrivastava., Sivaperumal, et al., Outbreaks of Unexplained Neurologic Illness — Muzaffarpur, India, 2013–2014, MMWR, Centers Disease Control and Prevention, Vol.64/ No.3, 2015.
  9. P. Sivaperumal, T.V. Sankar. (2013). Biochemical alterations in freshwater fish Labeo rohita, exposed to organophosphorus insecticide, Methyl parathion, Indian Journal of fisheries, 60(1): 145-147.
  10. P. Sivaperumal, T.V. Sankar. (2013). Evaluation of Organophosphorus Insecticide, Methyl parathion Toxicity in Fish (Labeo rohita), Fisheries Technology, 50(1):45-49.
  11. P. Sivaperumal, T.V. Sankar. (2013). Toxicity of Organophosphorus Insecticide- Methyl parathion on Fish (Labeo rohita), Fishery Technology, 50, 47 – 51.
  12. P. Sivaperumal, T.V. Sankar, (2011). Toxic effects of Methyl parathion on antioxidant enzymes and target enzyme acetylcholinesterase activity in fresh water fish, Labeo rohita, Fishery Technologist, 48 (1), 59-56.