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Table 2 Human exposure to acrylamide from cereal-based products

From: Carcinogenic and neurotoxic risks of dietary acrylamide consumed through cereals among the Lebanese population

Mean acrylamide intake; μg/kg-bw/day
 Age (years) Corn Wheat Rice Oat Mixed
Population (3–75)
 Dietary intake 0.9 ± 1.2 1 ± 1.3 0.7 ± 1.1 0.7 ± 0.9 1.2 ± 1.7
 MOEN 222 200 286 286 167
 *MOEC 344 (200) 310 (180) 443 (257) 443 (257) 258 (150)
Children/Teens (3–18)
Dietary intake 2.9 ± 1.5 3.2 ± 1.8 3.1 ± 2.4 4.4 ± 6 4.6 ± 2.6
 MOEN 69 63 65 45 43
 *MOEC 107 (62) 97 (56) 100 (58) 70 (41) 67 (39)
Young adults (18–20)
Dietary intake 0.4 ± 0.3 0.5 ± 0.4 0.4 ± 0.2 0.5 ± 0.4 0.7 ± 0.6
 MOEN 500 400 500 400 286
 *MOEC 775 (450) 620 (360) 775 (450) 620 (360) 443 (257)
Adults (21–30)
 Dietary intake 0.4 ± 0.3 0.6 ± 0.5 0.5 ± 0.3 0.7 ± 0.6 0.7 ± 0.6
 MOEN 500 333 400 286 286
 *MOEC 775 (450) 517 (300) 620 (360) 443 (257) 443 (257)
Adults (31–50)
 Dietary intake 0.5 ± 0.4 0.8 ± 0.5 0.4 ± 0.3 0.6 ± 0.5 0.7 ± 0.6
 MOEN 400 250 500 333 286
 *MOEC 620 (360) 388 (225) 775 (450) 517 (300) 443 (257)
Adults (51 +)
 Dietary intake 0.7 ± 0.6 0.2 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.08 1.1 ± 1 0.6 ± 0.5
 MOEN 286 1000 1000 182 333
 *MOEC 443 (257) 1550 (900) 1550 (900) 281 (164) 517 (300)
  1. Dietary intake as well as the Margins of Exposure for neurotoxic risk assessment (MOEN) and carcinogenic risk assessment (MOEC) are reported. Data are expressed as μg/kg-bw/day for dietary intake. MOEN values are reported for BMDL10 (0.2 mg/kg-bw/day). MOEC values are reported for BMDL10 (0.31 and 0.18 mg/kg-bw/day)