Probabilistic acute dietary exposure assessments to captan and tolylfluanid using several European food consumption and pesticide concentration databases

Polly E. Boon, Kettil Svensson, Shahnaz Moussavian, Hilko van der Voet, Annette Petersen, Jiri Ruprich, Francesca Debegnach, Waldo J. de Boer, Gerda van Donkersgoed, Carlo Brera, Jacob D. van Klaveren, Leif Busk

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Abstract

Probabilistic dietary acute exposure assessments of captan and tolylfluanid were performed for the populations of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden. The basis for these assessments was national databases for food consumption and pesticide concentration data harmonised at the level of raw agricultural commodity. Data were obtained from national food consumption surveys and national monitoring programmes and organised in an electronic platform of databases connected to probabilistic software. The exposure assessments were conducted by linking national food consumption data either (1) to national pesticide concentration data or (2) to a pooled database containing all national pesticide concentration data. We show that with this tool national exposure assessments can be performed in a harmonised way and that pesticide concentrations of other countries can be linked to national food consumption surveys. In this way it is possible to exchange or merge concentration data between countries in situations of data scarcity. This electronic platform in connection with probabilistic software can be seen as a prototype of a data warehouse, including a harmonised approach for dietary exposure modelling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood and Chemical Toxicology
Volume47
Issue number2009
Pages (from-to)2890-2898
ISSN0278-6915
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Probabilistic modelling
  • Concentration data
  • Food consumption data
  • Harmonisation
  • Electronic platform

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