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GEMET
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Environmental
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acceptable daily intake
Definition

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.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/91