The use of pesticides has been monitored on the basis of sales statistics since 1953 in Finland and the information has been used for targeting the official food control to products where pesticides are mostly used.
Food consumption and the earlier control results were also taken into account.
The intake of pesticides has been estimated based on the control analysis and statistical food consumption data, where also the ratio of imports was taken into account.
The samples were taken by food control authorities and analysed separately.
In spite of slight bias owing to sampling for control purposes, the results are representative of the products consumed.
The intake estimation method has been classified in the group Estimated Daily Intake (EDI).
The intakes of a total of the 53 most commonly found pesticides were estimated.
The intakes of the evaluated pesticides were below 2% of ADIs.
The average daily intake was 75 mug per person in 1992 mainly from imported products, only 24% initiating from domestic products.
The intake of pesticides from domestic vegetables, fruits and berries has been evaluated three times during 1977-1993.
The daily intake of pesticide residues from these products has decreased from 16.9 mug to 3.7 mug.
The intensive food control has decreased offences against the regulations.
The method used seems to be suitable for the longterm monitoring. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Estimation, Consommation, Dose journalière, Alimentation, Homme, Finlande, Europe, Pesticide, Contaminant, Fruit, Légume, Céréale, Méthode mesure
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Estimation, Consumption, Daily dose, Feeding, Human, Finland, Europe, Pesticides, Contaminant, Fruit, Vegetable, Cereal, Measurement method
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0412926
Code Inist : 002A35E. Création : 10/04/1997.