Probabilistic dietary exposure models: relevant for acute and chronic exposure assessment of adverse chemicals via food

Polly E. Boon, H. van der Voet

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Abstract

Exposure models are used to calculate the amount of potential harmful chemicals ingested by a human population. Examples of harmful chemicals are residues of pesticides, chemicals entering food from the environment (such as dioxins, cadmium, lead, mercury), and chemicals that are generated via heating (such as acrylamide and furans). In this report we describe the characteristics of two types of models: the first for calculating the short term-intake, and the second for calculating long-term intake. These models currently result in the most realistic estimation of chemical intake via food.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBilthoven
PublisherRIVM
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameRIVM letter report
No.2015-0191

Keywords

  • exposure assessment
  • exposure
  • models
  • chemicals
  • toxic substances
  • intake
  • food consumption
  • food safety
  • probabilistic models

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