acceptable 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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One NRC panel member explained, "The NAS/NRC panel did not envision that a 10x safety factor would be applied on top of an existing acceptable intake level that already protects infants and children." Yet in 1996, Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act requiring the EPA to apply this 10-fold factor after applying the existing EPA l00-fold factor in the end, applying a 1,000-fold factor that is far more conservative than the report suggests.

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