toxic equivalent

tox·ic e·quiv·a·lent

the amount of toxin or other poison per kilogram of body weight necessary to kill an animal.
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86 picograms (pg) toxic equivalent per gram (TEQ/g) of the food sample, exceeding the action level adopted by the CFS (i.
Toxic equivalent concentrations of dioxins, furans, and dioxin-like PCBs (total TEQ) would on average contribute 43% and 39% (SD 17% for both) for the GP and SP advisories, respectively.
This is an expense she is willing to pay--they will receive at least three years' light from Little Sun, and the family are free from breathing hazardous kerosene fumes (breathing fumes from a kerosene lamp is the toxic equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes a day).
Table 1 - international toxic equivalent factors (I-TEF) for the congeners of the chlorinated dioxins and furans Dioxin congener I-TEF Furan congener I-TEF 2,3,7,8-tetra CDD 1 2,3,7,8-tetra CDF 0.
food and estimated daily dioxin toxic equivalent intake.
The unique congener pattern [TCDD was the major (70-80%) contributor to the toxic equivalent (TEQ) (38,39)] suggested that the community was exposed to a TCDD-contaminated stock of the herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), similar to the defoliant Agent Orange that was used in Vietnam.
Blood dioxin levels for the TrCP workers were originally obtained from a small sampling in 1992 which indicated a higher overall toxic equivalent (TEQ) exposure along with the presence of the toxic PnCDD congener.
Furthermore, the final result is only a toxic equivalent and thus gives no information about the dioxin pattern of exposure, which yields information about the exposure scenario, including the source.