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Acceptable Daily Intake

Similar term(s): ADI.

Definition:

Estimate of the amount of a substance in food and/or drinking water, expressed on a body weight basis that can be ingested daily over a lifetime without appreciable health risk to the consumer on the basis of all the known facts at the time of the evaluation.

It is usually expressed in milligrams of the chemical per kilogram of body weight. ADIs are used for substances that have a reason to be found in food (as opposed to a contaminant - see TDI) and as such, include additives, pesticide residues and veterinary drugs in foods.

Source: FAO WHO (1997)

Related words:

Biologic intake - Biologic uptake - Contaminant(s) - Dose - LOAEL - NOAEL - Tolerable Daily Intake

Translation(s):

Español: Ingesta Diaria Admisible
Français: Dose journalière acceptable

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