tolerable upper limit


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tolerable upper limit

Abbreviation: TUL
The maximum amount of a mineral or vitamin supplement that a person may consume in a day without incurring health risk.
See also: limit
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ILSI Europe suggests a decision tree approach to the evaluation process, and has created a model for risk-benefit analysis of micronutrients that can provide a tool to help officials weigh the risk of deficiency (making the dosage too low for users to experience a product's benefit) against the risk of toxicity (exceeding the tolerable upper limit).
Dunn, professor of medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, who was involved in the effort, The panel concluded that as much as 1,100 [micro]g/day may be safe for most adults, while 300 [micro]g is a tolerable upper limit for children from birth to 8 years, and 600 [micro]g is a tolerable upper limit for children from 9 to 13 years.
The panel determined that as much as 1,100 [micro]g/day may be safe for most adults, while 300 [micro]g is a tolerable upper limit for children from birth to 8 years, and 600 [micro]g is a tolerable upper limit for children from 9 to 13 years.