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A refined approach to estimate exposure for use in calculating the Maximum Residue Limit of veterinary drugs.
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PMID:  22203043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are standards that represent the maximum residue concentration expected to be found if a veterinary drug is administered according to good practice in the use of veterinary drugs (GVP). MRLs are established only where the exposure to residues in food resulting from particular use patterns of the veterinary drug pass a public health risk assessment. The current model diet as used by major regulators overstates mean consumption of food for populations when compared to results from food surveys of actual consumption. Exposure to residues is overestimated when calculating long-term (chronic) exposure using the model diet leading to the risk to consumers being overstated. Additionally the model diet underestimates the size of large portions eaten by the group of consumers that eat large quantities of a particular food in a single meal potentially leading to understating of risks associated with exposure to residues of drugs that produce an adverse effect after a single exposure. A revision of dietary consumption figures is proposed that will better match the consumption figures used in point-estimates of dietary exposure to the timeframe for consumption that is relevant to the reference dose.
Dugald J Maclachlan; Utz Mueller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0295     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214983     Medline TA:  Regul Toxicol Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Residues and Food Safety Branch, Food Division, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, 18 Marcus Clarke Street, GPO Box 858, Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia.
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