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    ABSTRACT: The intake of theFusarium toxins deoxynivalenol (DON), nivalenol (NIV), HT-2 and T-2 toxin (HT-2, T-2), 3-, 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol (3-, 15- ADON), and fusarenon-X (FUS-X) was calculated for adults, children and babies, for an area of southwest Germany and two years (1998, 1999). Estimates were based on consumption data of bread and pasta by both adults and children and of infant food by babies, reported for the German population in a study on behalf of the European Union, and on toxin contents of a total of 208 samples of these commodities. No exceeding of the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of DON, NIV and the sum of HT-2 and T-2, as stated by the EU, was found for adults (70 kg body weight (BW)) and for babies (10 kg BW), independent of year and level of consumption. For children (20 kg BW) the intake of DON exceeded the TDI in 1998 for high, and in 1999 for both mean and high consumers. For both years the intake of the sum of HT-2 and T-2 was below the TDI following mean but above this value following high consumption. The intake of NIV was far below the TDI for both levels of ingestion. The daily intake of each of the three toxins 3-, 15- ADON and FUS-X was below 0.03, 0.11 and 0.05 μg/kg/BW for adults, children and babies, respectively.
    Mycotoxin Research 09/2005; 21(3):200-4.