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NEL

Abbreviation for no-effect level; see ADI.

Abbreviation for "acceptable daily intake" (ETD permitted daily dose). This refers to the tolerable amount of a substance that a person can take in daily over their entire lifetime without any negative or adverse health effects. As a rule, the quantities are determined in animal experiments, whereby the relevant substances (pollutants) are ingested daily via the diet over a longer period of time. The information is then given in mg/kg body weight. An amount of substance that has not caused any changes in animal testing is called the no-effect level (NEL). This value is divided by 100 to calculate the maximum tolerable amount in humans. The "safety factor 100" is intended to take into account unknown risks, such as particularly sensitive...

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