Definitions for "Reference Dose"
Expected dose resulting from human exposure to a pesticide at the level at which it is regulated in the environment. (US-EPA, 1992). See also acceptable daily intake, tolerable daily intake.
An estimate of the daily exposure of human populations, including sensitive subpopulations, to a possible hazard that is not likely to cause harm to the person. This dose level includes many safety factors (see safety factor).
A level of exposure that is considered acceptable or safe. Also known as the "acceptable daily intake".