acceptable daily intake


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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.
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Metal intake guidelines Al Cd Cr (b) PHG (d) ([micro]g/L) 600 0.04 0.02 NOAEL/LOAEL 125 mg/day 19 [micro]g/day 0.5/mg/kg-day UF 100 50 NA ADI ([micro]g/day) 1,250 0.38 0.1 Metal intake guidelines Cu Mn (c) Ni PHG (d) ([micro]g/L) 300 0.09 12 NOAEL/LOAEL 426 [micro]g/kg-day NA 1.12 mg/kg-day UF 3 NA 1,000 ADI ([micro]g/day) 7,100 1.8 56 Metal intake guidelines Pb PHG (d) ([micro]g/L) 0.2 NOAEL/LOAEL 2.86 [micro]g/day UF 3 ADI ([micro]g/day) 0.95 Abbreviations: ADI, acceptable daily intake; NA, not applicable; PHGs, public health goals; UF, uncertainty factor.
A review of the acceptable daily intakes of pesticides assessed by the World Health Organization.
Among children aged 2-to-5, average consumption of aspartame is three percent of the acceptable daily intake. The most frequent consumers of aspartame among children have been found to consume from 4-to-16 percent of the ADI.
So the evidence to date suggests artificial sweeteners are safe for diabetics when consumed within the acceptable daily intake.
But they recommended new studies be carried out to fill data gaps on possible effects on the reproductive system, which could enable them to set an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI).
Both JECFA and SCF established an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of 40 mg/kg body weight (bw)/day.
Dosages remain within the acceptable daily intake (ADI) levels, enhancing appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers.
The publication of three recent studies partly explains the decision by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to postpone its final opinion on whether the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for consumption.aThis unanticipated announcement means that the publication of the agency's final opinion - which was expected to merely confirm the acceptable daily intake (ADI), currently set at 40 milligrams per kilo of body weight - will now be pushed back to November.
Lead was detected in 24 products, but at a concentration that was generally lower than the acceptable daily intake level.
The preliminary conclusions by the ANS panel are unequivocal: there is no need to revise the acceptable daily intake for aspartame.
This limit, experts say, is unscientific because internationally approved Acceptable Daily Intake of food colours varies from 0.1 to 25 mg per kg body weight per day.
This is approximately 2 times the acceptable daily intake established by the World Health Organization and the European Commission.