Reference Dose RfD

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Reference Dose RfD?

The RfD is a numerical estimate of a daily oral exposure to the human population, including sensitive subgroups such as children, that is not likely to cause harmful effects during a lifetime. RfDs are generally used for health effects that are thought to have a threshold or low dose limit for producing effects.

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Absorbed Dose   Administered Dose   Applied Dose   Biologically Effective Dose   Dose Equivalent   Dose Rate   Dose Response   Dose Response Curve   Dose-Response Assessment   Dose-Response Relationship   
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