acceptable daily intake
- Scope note
- The measurement of the amount of any chemical substance that can be safely consumed by a human being in a day. Calculations are usually based on the maximum level of a substance that can be fed to animals without producing any harmful effects. This is divided by a "safety factor" to allow for the differences between animals and humans and to take account of the variation in human diets.
Accepted term: 14-Apr-2011
- Date of creation: 14-Apr-2011