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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Therefore, as a point of comparison for potential health risks, we estimated acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) for Al, Cd, Cu, Ni, and Pb based on information used by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) to determine Public Health Goals (PHGs) for drinking water (Cal/EPA 2001a, 2001b, 2006, 2008b, 2009) (Table 1).
Among children aged 2-to-5, average consumption of aspartame is three percent of the acceptable daily intake.
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.
It set an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 40 mg per kg of body weight based on studies presented by Searle, the firm that markets aspartame.
This is approximately 2 times the acceptable daily intake established by the World Health Organization and the European Commission.
Meanwhile, know that two of the most healthful diets--the Mediterranean and traditional Japanese diets--are higher in nitrates than the acceptable daily intake by the World Health Organization.
However, a 2006 study in Kuwait showed that the consumption of artificial food colour additives of an age group ranging between five and 14 exceeded the recommended level of acceptable daily intake set by the FAO and WHO in 1999.
EFSA also established an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for their safe consumption.
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This suggests an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 12 mg/kg/day, calculated from the NOAEL by applying a safety factor of 100; that is, 720 mg/person/day for a 60 kg person.
The acceptable daily intake set by the Food and Drug Administration is 50 milligrams per kilogram body weight (mg/kg) per day, the equivalent of about 20 cans of diet soda.
Existing information does not allow the setting of an Acceptable Daily Intake level, it said.