Acceptable Daily Intake. An estimate of the dose resulting from exposure to a toxicant that is likely to be without harmful effect even if continued exposure occurs over a lifetime.
Acceptable Daily Intake. An estimate by the Joint Food and Agricultural Organization (United Nations)/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the amount of a veterinary drug, expressed on a body weight basis, that can be ingested daily over a lifetime without appreciable health risk (standard man=60 kg).
Acceptable Daily Intake. The chemical ingestion level determined by combining the maximum No-Observed-Adverse-Effect-Level (NOAEL) with the addition of an uncertainty (safety) factor. Chemicals with ADI levels usually are not considered or suspected to be carcinogens. This classification results from toxicity data collected during prolonged ingestion studies conducted on a number of animals.
Acceptable Daily Intake. The ADI is based upon the level at which there is no observable toxic effect, as determined in toxicological studies using animal models. An additional safety margin is built into the human ADI by dividing the no-observed-adverse-effect level by a safety factor of 100 or greater. The ADI is a level of dietary exposure that virtually all individuals could consume on a daily basis and even exceed on occasion without experiencing adverse effects.
acceptable daily intake. A routine approach of FDA and other U.S. and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations to set safe levels of oral intake for chemicals by dividing the no-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) by safety and uncertainty factors of two to four values of 10 (100 to 10,000).
acceptable daily intake. Estimate of the amount of a substance in food or drinking water, expressed on a body mass basis (usually mg/kg body weight), which can be ingested daily over a lifetime by humans without appreciable health risk. For calculation of the daily intake per person, a standard body mass of 60 kg is used. ADI is normally used for food additives (tolerable daily intake is used for contaminants). WHO, 1991 RT tolerable daily intake.
Acceptable Daily Intake. The amount of a food additive, expressed as mg/kg body weight that can be ingested daily over a lifetime without incurring any appreciable health risk
acceptable daily intake. The amount of chemical that, if ingested daily over a lifetime, appears to be without appreciable effect.
acceptable daily intake (for humans) Degrees centigrade
acceptable daily Intake. Estimate of the largest amount of chemical to which a person can be exposed on a daily basis that is not anticipated to result in adverse effects (usually expressed in mg/kg/day).
Acceptable Daily Intake. The maximum dose of a substance that is anticipated to be without health risk to humans when taken daily over the course of a lifetime. ADIs are set by the EPA.
(acceptable daily intake) the amount of a substance which is calculated to be safe if taken daily throughout a person's lifetime, usually expressed as a function of body weight
Acceptable Daily Intake. This figure is supposed to specify a maximum average daily level at which people can safely consume an additive for their entire life span. It is expressed in terms of the number of milligrammes of the chemical which may safely be consumed by a human, for each kilogramme of the consumer's body weight, abbreviated to mg/kg bw. This figure is obtained by first identifying in animal tests a daily dosing level at which no adverse effects are observed, and this is called the 'no effect level' (or NEL). The ADI is directly obtained from the NEL simply by dividing it by what is usually termed a 'safety factor' (or SF).
Acceptable Daily Intake. The maximum amount of a substance that can be taken into the body daily over the course of a lifetime without posing a health risk.
Acceptable Daily Intake; a measure of the quantity of a chemical that may be found in food which, it is believed, can be consumed on a daily basis over a lifetime without harm. Data for the calculation of an ADI may be derived from a variety of sources including laboratory and direct observations.
acceptable daily intake, defined as 'an estimate of the amount of a substance, expressed on a bodyweight basis, that can be ingested daily over a lifetime without appreciable health risk'.
Acceptable Daily Intake. The highest daily amount of a substance that may be consumed over a person's lifetime without harmful health effects. Acid Rain: A general term used to describe acid falling to earth in rain, snow, frost, fog or mist. Acid rain is formed when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides released into the air become acid through chemical reactions and then fall to earth.
Acceptable Daily Intake. The amount of a chemical a person can be exposed to on a daily basis over an extended period of time (usually a lifetime) without suffering deleterious effects.