acceptable daily intake


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acceptable daily intake (ADI)

the maximum amount of any substance that can be safely ingested by a human. Ingestion that exceeds this amount may cause toxic effects. This term is usually applied to additives, residues, or chemicals not normally found in foods.

acceptable daily intake

An estimate of the amount of a chemical or toxin that a person can ingest daily over a human’s lifetime without appreciable health risk, divided by an average person’s lifespan.

The concept of the ADI was developed by the WHO and FAO for chemicals such as additives to foods, pesticide residues and veterinary drugs in foods; ADIs are derived from lab toxicity data and from human experiences of such chemicals when available, and incorporate a safety factor; the ADI is an estimate of the amount of a substance in food that can be ingested over a lifetime by humans without significant risk to health.

acceptable daily intake

Nutrition An estimate of the amount of a food that a person can ingest daily over a lifetime humans without appreciable health risk, divided by an average person's lifespan. See Tolerable daily intake.

ac·cept·a·ble in·take

(AI) (ak-sep'tă-bĕl in'tāk)
A substance in food or drink that is considered a safe intake over the course of a lifetime.

acceptable daily intake

the amount of a drug or chemical residue to which an animal can be exposed daily for a lifetime without suffering a deleterious or injurious effect, on the basis of all of the facts known at the time.
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Finally, we compared estimated metal intakes via lip products to the derived acceptable daily intakes.
Using acceptable daily intakes derived from this study, average use of some lipsticks and lip glosses would result in excessive exposure to chromium, a carcinogen linked to stomach tumors.
OBJECTIVES: We compared exposures to prescribed and naturally occurring estrogens in drinking water to exposures to naturally occurring background levels of estrogens in the diet of children and adults and to four independently derived acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) to determine whether drinking water intakes are larger or smaller than dietary intake or ADIs.
Existing information does not allow the setting of an Acceptable Daily Intake level, it said.
It concluded from biochemical, clinical and behavioural research that the acceptable daily intake of 40mg/kg/day of aspartame remained entirely safe - except for people with the genetic disorder phenylketonuria.
Although the use of high intensity sweeteners is considered to be safe, but the regulatory bodies have defined limits on the actual safe consumption, known as ADI or Acceptable Daily Intake, which represents intake level of sweeteners per day.
In 2008, JECFA established a permanent Acceptable Daily Intake (ADD for purified steviol glycosides of 4 mg/kg bodyweight/day (expressed as steviol) and validated the safety of purified steviol glycosides for use as a food and beverage sweetener.
Researchers at the Royal Society of Chemistry have found that the medicine meant to treat the "cave of gloom" contained up to 120 times the acceptable daily intake of mercury.
For each metal and category of POP, the authors calculated the percentage of the acceptable daily intake (ADI) found in the eggs, providing an estimate of potential human health risks involved in consuming the eggs.
Based on their findings, the researchers at Duke suspect that the acceptable daily intake (ADI) for sucralose in humans may be 500 times lower than the FDA recommendations
An acceptable daily intake for lutein and zeaxanthin alone or in combination has been set up for 2 mg per kilogram of body weight by JECFA.
In July 2008, the Committee determined that high purity, food-grade rebiana is safe for its intended use as a general-purpose sweetener, and established a permanent Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI).