The purpose of this study was to determine the heavy metals (Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Zn Cd and Pb) level in the tissues of two fishes and estimated daily intake (EDI) comparing with provisional tolerable daily intake
(PTDI) recommended by FAO and WHO in order to evaluate possible alert regarding human health hazards and give a preliminary assessment of the river water pollution by these metals.
Risk assessment for mercury in Health Canada--Development of the Provisional Tolerable Daily Intake
Complicated calculations of tolerable daily intake
were translated into terms such as "safe" and "unsafe.
Japan is cited for dioxin contamination of up to 172 times the tolerable daily intake
found accumulated in whale and dolphin meat sold in the country, while Florida makes the list because of genital abnormalities found in male alligators in Lake Apopka, caused by DDT, chlordane and dieldrin.
The report submitted to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission said researchers headed by Koichi Haraguchi, associate professor at Daiichi University, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Fukuoka, detected dioxins up to 172 times over the tolerable daily intake
(TDI) in marketed whale and dolphin meat.
The UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment has recommended a Tolerable Daily Intake
(TDI) of one milligram per kilogram of bodyweight.
The legislation, which cleared the House of Representatives Monday, sets the tolerable daily intake
of dioxins for humans at no more than 4 picograms per kilogram of body weight.
Mr Cox said: "A person receiving a whole blood transfusion of two units could receive 25 times the tolerable daily intake
He said: "The levels found in the baby milk are high - just above what we call the tolerable daily intake
- but do not pose a threat.
The outcomes of a review by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Perfluorinated Chemicals in Food, to determine the recommended tolerable daily intake
values (TDI) for people potentially exposed to the contaminants collectively known as perfluoroalkyated (PFAS) substances, has been released by the Australian government today.
Executive Summary: Assessment of the Health Risk of Dioxins: Re-Evaluation of the Tolerable Daily Intake