Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), a class of organic pollutants, are highly toxic and persistent in soil and can have harmful effects on humans, organisms, and agricultural environments when bioaccumulated through the food chain. The existing methods for OCP analysis are complex and time consuming; thus, developing a rapid and reliable method for quantifying and monitoring soil-bound OCPs is essential. This study demonstrates the feasibility of replacing the existing official method for OCP analysis with a modified QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) method based on GC-HRMS-IDMS. In this modified QuEChERS method, acetonitrile was replaced with ethyl acetate as the extraction solvent. We also assessed the optimal extraction salt (Original, AOAC, and EN) and dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up sorbent. The limits of detection (LODs) and quantification (LOQs) of the modified QuEChERS method for 24 OCPs ranged from 0.02 to 0.24 ng/g and from 0.06 to 0.3 ng/g, respectively. The recovery...

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