ADE (Acceptional Daily Exposure)
In the pharmaceutical industry, the term "Acceptable Daily Exposure" (ADE), or "Acceptable Daily Dose," refers to the quantity of a substance a person can intake in a day without posing a health risk.
In the context of bulk material sampling, the ADE becomes particularly significant if the bulk material contains potentially harmful substances. The ADE can be used to determine limit values for these substances in the sample.
Practically, this means that if a bulk material sample contains a harmful substance, the concentration of this substance in the sample must be low enough that even if a person were to intake the entire sample in a day, the quantity of the harmful substance ingested would not exceed the ADE.
It's important to note that determining the ADE for a specific substance is based on several factors, including the toxicity of the substance, its effects on the body, and the duration of exposure to the substance. This information is typically ascertained through scientific studies and risk assessments.
Adhering to the ADE is a vital aspect of quality assurance and occupational safety in industries dealing with potentially harmful bulk materials, such as the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.