Acute reference dose
The acute reference dose ( ARfD ) is a concept for risk assessment of plant protection products . For residues in food, the ARfD is the amount of substance that can be ingested with food within 24 hours or a shorter period of time without any noticeable health risk. The ARfD is derived from the NOAEL using a safety factor . The concept was developed at the Joint FAO / WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) in 1994.
- WHO: Guidance on setting of acute reference dose (ARfD) for pesticides ( Memento of January 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved November 22, 2013.