acceptable daily intake
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acceptable daily intakeAn 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.
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acceptable daily intakeNutrition 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.
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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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