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Acceptable Daily Intake

See under ADI.

Abbreviation for "acceptable daily intake". This refers to the acceptable amount of a substance that a person can take in daily throughout his or her lifetime without negative or health-damaging consequences. As a rule, the quantities are determined in animal experiments, whereby the corresponding substances (pollutants) are ingested daily through the diet over a longer period of time.

The information is then given in mg/kg body weight. A substance quantity that has not caused any changes in animal experiments is called no-effect level (NEL). To calculate the maximum tolerable level in humans, this value is divided by 100. The "safety factor 100" is intended to take...

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