Summary of Evaluations Performed by the
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

Synonyms: URETHANE
Functional class: CONTAMINANT
Latest evaluation: 2005
Comments: For cancer the benchmark dose lower confidence limit was 0.3 mg/kg bw per day; the margin of exposure at mean intake was 20 000 and at high intake was 3800. The Committee concluded that intake of ethyl carbamate from foods excluding alcoholic beverages would be of low concern. The margin of exposure for all intakes, food and alcoholic beverages combined, was of concern and therefore mitigation measures to reduce concerntrations of ethyl carbamate in some alcoholic beverages should be continued.
Report: TRS 930-JECFA 64/31
Tox monograph: FAS for JECFA 64 in press
Intake: Mean intake from food = 15 ng/kg bw per day; high intake from food and alcoholic drinks = 80 ng/kg bw per day
31 Jan 06    

    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Ethyl carbamate (ICSC)
       Ethyl carbamate (WHO Food Additives Series 55)