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Table 1 Sources of data for food contaminants

From: Cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures for children and adults in California: a risk assessment

Contaminant Source of Data for Food Contaminant Levels Source of Non-cancer References Dosages Source of Cancer Potency Factors
Arsenic, Dieldrin, Chlordane, DDT Mean values reported from the Total Diet Study (USFDA, 2003) [29] IRIS Database (USEPA, 2010) [33] EPA (USEPA, 2010) [33]
Lead, Chlorpyrifos, Permethrin, Endosulfan Mean values reported from the Total Diet Study (USFDA, 2003) [29] IRIS Database (USEPA, 2010) [33] Not available
Mercury Mean values from USHHS and USEPA data (USFDA, 2006) [30] IRIS Database (USEPA, 2010) [33] Not available
PCDD/Fs Mean concentrations reported from the TDS weighted by toxic equivalent (USFDA, 2004a) [31] Provisional tolerable monthly intake established by the World Health Organization (JECFA, 2001) [34] EPA Dioxin Reassessment for 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) (USEPA, 2000) [35]
Acrylamide USDA Total Diet Study of Acrylamide (CEPA, 2005) [26] IRIS Database (USEPA, 2010) [33] Not available