Overview of Dietary Exposure



The general principles for exposure assessment in conjunction with the design and use of total diet studies (TDS) are presented. The most appropriate data, algorithms, and models for conducting an exposure assessment are discussed. TDS can provide data that are particularly useful for conducting assessments for chemicals found in multiple foods over long periods of time. TDS can combine food consumption data collected using a variety of different methods with the analytical results to estimate exposure for the entire population as well as for subgroups of interest. High-quality TDS exposure estimates based on levels of the chemical in foods as consumed provide the most realistic assessment of potential health risk to the population.


Exposure Assessment Household Food Dietary Exposure Exposure Estimate Multiple Food 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Exponent, Inc.Washington, DCUSA

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