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TITLE
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) - A tool for assessing substances of unknown toxicity present at low levels in the diet
  Threshold of toxicological concern.pdf (426.1 KB)
Document ID LIB546
Document type Scientific advisory body other document
Issue date 15/06/2005
Document reference ISBN 1-57881-188-0
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Threshold of Toxicological Concern Task Force
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety

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Short description  Man is exposed to thousands of chemicals whether naturally occurring or man-made. The human diet, for example, contains innumerable low molecular weight, organic compounds that could, at some level of intake, represent a risk to human health. Extensive toxicity studies, utilising many animals, are necessary to evaluate the safety of chemicals applied in food or to establish if contaminants to which humans are exposed may cause harm.
The Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) as described in this Monograph is a principle that refers to the establishment of a generic human exposure threshold value for (groups of) chemicals below which there would be no appreciable risk to human health.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Man is exposed to thousands of chemicals whether naturally occurring or man-made. The human diet, for example, contains innumerable low molecular weight, organic compounds that could, at some level of intake, represent a risk to human health. Extensive toxicity studies, utilising many animals, are necessary to evaluate the safety of chemicals applied in food or to establish if contaminants to whic ...

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