On the basis of the analytical data coming from the national monitoring programme stated by the December 23,1992 decree of Ministry of Health and carried out in 1994, an assessment was made on the daily intake of pesticide residues (NEDI) through the diet by the Italian population, according to criteria recommended by UNEP/FAO/WHO.
The analytical data are the outcomes of about 9500 samples of food commodities.
The data on the estimate of daily intake of each active ingredient were then compared with the relevant acceptable daily intake (ADI) values, in order to have an updated information on the level of contamination of the diet in Italy by pesticides.
The results of this investigation show that residues of each pesticide daily ingested by the consumers represent a very low percentage of the relevant ADI values.
They are, therefore, well below the threshold which should not be exceeded in order to guarantee the sanitary-health quality of food.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contamination chimique, Produit alimentaire, Pesticide, Dose journalière, Alimentation, Homme, Italie, Europe, 1994
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical contamination, Foodstuff, Pesticides, Daily dose, Feeding, Human, Italy, Europe, 1994
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173653
Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 11/09/1998.